Government of India restricts export of RAT COVID-19 testing kits

“The export of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing kits falling under the ITC (HS) codes – Ex 3822 and Ex 3002 – or falling under any other HS Code has been put under the restricted category, with immediate effect.”

On 16 August, the government of India has restricted the exports of RAT COVID-19 testing kits, in the newly amended export policy.

It is said to have address number 18/2015-2020 dated August 16, as stated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Putting a stop at the testing kit, with immediate action to the cause.

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The government notification read: “The export of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing kits falling under the ITC (HS) codes – Ex 3822 and Ex 3002 – or falling under any other HS Code has been put under the restricted category, with immediate effect.”

Until now the testing kit was being exported for free.