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Now there will be no shortage of syringes in the country, the government took this big step

Now there will be no shortage of syringes in the country, the government took this big step

Ban imposed for only 3 months

The Central Government has banned the export of syringes to boost domestic production and supply. This ban has been imposed on only three categories of syringes for three months. So far, about 94 crore doses of vaccine have been given in India and the figure is close to 100 crore doses. Fulfilling Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s dream of ‘Antyodaya’ with a firm political commitment to vaccinate the last citizen of India, the government has imposed quantitative restrictions on the export of syringes to increase their domestic availability.

The domestic vaccine manufacturers and syringe manufacturers have played a vital and instrumental role in the effective implementation of the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination program in India.

Ban on export of three categories of syringes

Syringes are important to maintain the momentum of the program to vaccinate all eligible citizens in the shortest possible time. With a view to ensure adequate availability of syringes used for vaccination, the Government of India has imposed this quantitative restriction on the export of three categories of syringes.

The export of three categories of syringes that have been banned by the government for three months are 0.5ml/1ml AD (auto-disable) syringes, 0.5ml/1ml/2ml/3ml disposable syringes and There are 1ml/2ml/3ml RUP (re-use prevention) syringes.

Ban imposed for only 3 months

The government said, it is also clarified that there is no export ban on any type of syringe, it is only a quantitative restriction on the export of certain type of specific syringe for a limited period of three months. Further, quantitative restrictions have not been imposed on any category and type of syringe other than the above category.

Let us tell you that the government on Monday announced a ban on the export of syringes with immediate effect. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification that it has included syringes export in the restricted category, under which an exporter will now have to obtain a license or government permission for export.

The export of syringes stood at US$ 456 million in 2020-21. During April-July this year, this figure was US$ 173 million.

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Shehnaz is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing about Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.

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Shehnaz Ali
Shehnaz is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing about Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.

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