What export control regulations has the government implemented as a result of COVID-19?

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Published: March 31, 2020

According to the announcement made by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), Minister Patel, in the Government notice 424 released on the 27 March 2020, a new schedule (Schedule 4) of export products that require an export permit has been developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These products include:

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Face masks (including gas masks)
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Albumin (Human) 20%, infused
  • BCG vaccine – injected
  • Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus vaccines – prefilled syringe
  • Polio vaccine – oral drop
  • Rotavirus vaccine – prefilled syringe
  • Tetanus toxoid vaccine – injected

 

According to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), any person or entity who intends to export goods included on the above list will have to apply for a critical export permit.

According to ITAC import or export permit applications for disaster relief as a result of COVID-19 must be submitted electronically to Mr Marius Collins at mcollins@itac.org.za.

In the case of all other permit applications, ITAC advises industry to submit applications after the lockdown.

Click here for International Trade Administration Act: Regulations: COVID-19 Export Control Regulation website

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