The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade will issue permits for exporting masks outside of EAEU

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation will issue permits to export personal protective equipment and antiseptics outside the EAEU. This decision was published in the form of a government decree, which was posted on the official website.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade explained that the relevant department "will decide on the possibility of exporting personal protective equipment, disinfectants and medical products from the customs area of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)". For these goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will issue confirmation regarding the exported goods.

Head of Department Denis Manturov said that the Russian market was adequately protected with personal protective equipment, disinfectants and medical products needed to combat a pandemic.

"In the current situation, we can start exporting such products abroad. Industrial enterprises are currently negotiating export contracts for deliveries to third countries, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia has already received calls from companies to clarify the procedure for obtaining appropriately targeted confirmation" said the minister.

On May 3, the Russian government lifted the ban on the export of personal protective equipment, including medical masks. At the same time, according to the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission, such exports until 30 September are only allowed to other EAEU countries. Directed deliveries with the approval of the proper government agency of the exporting country are exceptions to this rule