UK bans PPE exports to countries outside the EU, unless on humanitarian grounds

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UK bans PPE exports to countries outside the EU, unless on humanitarian grounds

(Source: The Telegraph)

The rule, drawn up by the European Union, left the Government with no choice but to accept it under the terms of the Brexit transition. 

Britain has imposed a ban on the sale of personal protective equipment (PPE) to countries outside of the European Union, as a result of a rule drawn up in Brussels.

An EU regulation that has quietly become law in the UK effectively bans the export of equipment such as masks, gowns and visors to non-EU countries other than to provide "humanitarian aid".

The regulation is embarrassing for ministers, who have criticised other countries for imposing export bans on PPE amid a global shortage of the protective clothing being used to shield medics from Covid-19. 

Read more on: The Telegraph

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