List of national legislation* of countries that adopted temporary export restrictions on certain categories of critical medical supplies in response to COVID-19

*The list is not exhaustive and is regularly updated based on the official information provided by countries.

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Albania Albanian Urdhër Nr. 131, datë 8.3.2020, Për ndalimin e eksportit të barnave dhe të pajisjeve mjekësore (Order (of the Minister of Health and Social Protection) No. 131 "On prohibition of export of medicines and medical equipment", dated on 8.3.2020) 08/03/2020 01/04/2020
Algeria French Direction Générale des Douanes, Instruction No. 111/PM de 22.03.2020 (Directorate-General of Customs, Instruction No 111/PM of 22.03.2020) 22/03/2020 01/04/2020
Argentina Spanish Decreto 301/2020 (Decree 301/2020) 19/03/2020 24/03/2020
Belarus Russian Постановление Совета Министров Республики Беларусь от 17 марта 2020 г. № 149 (Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No.149, 17 March 2020) 17/03/2020 26/03/2020
Bulgaria Bulgarian Заповед 8В-01-141/20.03.2020, Забранява се износът на лекарства на хининова основа (Decree 8B0-01-141/20.03.2020 on the export ban on quinine based medicines) 20/03/2020 24/03/2020
Brazil Portuguese Portaria Secex 16 de 2020 (Secex Ordinance No.16 of 2020) 18/03/2020 24/03/2020
Portuguese Noticia Siscomex Exportação 8/2020 (Siscomex Export Notice 8/2020) 18/03/2020 24/03/2020
Colombia Spanish Decreto numero 462 de 22 marzo 2020 (Decree number 462 of 22 March 2020) 22/03/2020 24/03/2020
Costa Rica Spanish Ministerio de Hacienda, Directriz DGA-003-2020 (Ministry of Finance Directive DGA 003-2020) 18/03/2020 31/03/2020
Czech republic Czech Nařízení vlády 104/2020 SB o zákazu distribuce léčiv v souvislosti s epidemií viru SARS-CoV-2 (Government Regulation No. 104/2020 Coll., on prohibition of distribution of medical supplies in connection with the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic) 17/03/2020 27/03/2020
Ecuador Spanish Prohibición temporal de exportación de mascarillas de protección (Temporary export prohibition on protective masks) 02/03/2020 25/03/2020
European Union All EU languages Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/402 14/03/2020 24/03/2020
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/426 of 19 March 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/402 making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation 19/03/2020 27/03/2020
Hungary Hungarian OGYÉI / 18413-2 / 2020, Tájékoztatás hydroxychloroquine-sulfat hatóanyag és az annak felhasználásával gyártott gyógyszerek Magyarország területéről kereskedelmi forgalmazás keretében történő kivitelének tilalmáról (OGYÉI / 18413-2 / 2020, Announcement on prohibition of export from the territory of Hungary of the active substance hydroxychloroquine-sulfat and medicinal products manufactured with the aid thereof) 24/03/2020 27/03/2020
India English Notification No.47/2015-2020 on Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks 08/02/2020 24/03/2020
English Notification No.48/2015-2020 on the Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks 25/02/2020 24/03/2020
English Notification No.50/2015-2020 on the Amendment in Export Policy of APIs and Formulations Made from These APIs 03/03/2020 24/03/2020
English Notification No.52/2015-2020 on the Amendment in Export Policy of Masks, Ventilators, and Textile Raw Material for Masks and Coveralls 19/03/2020 24/03/2020
English Notification No.53/2015-2020 on the Amendment in Export Policy of Ventilators including any artificial respiratory appartus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any other breathing appliance/device and Sanitizers 24/03/2020 24/03/2020
English Notification No.54/2015-2020 on the Amendment in Export Policy of Hydroxychloroquine 25/03/2020 25/03/2020
Kazakhstan Russian, Kazakh Приказ Председателя Комитета контроля качества безопасности товаров и услуг Министерства здравоохранения Республики Казахстан от 20 февраля 2020 года № 56-НK "О запрете выдачи разрешений на вывоз средств индивидуальной защиты" (The Order of the Head of the Committee of the quality and safety control of goods and services of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 20 February 2020, No56-NK "On the ban to issuing licences for the export of the means of individual protection" 20/02/2020 25/03/2020
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz, Russian Постановление правительства Кыргызской республики от 3 февраля 2020 г. "О введении временного запрета на экспорт лекарственных и медицинских средств из Кыргызской Республики" (Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic of 3 February 2020 "On the introduction of the temporary export ban on medicines and medical equipment from the Kyrgyz Republic" 03/02/2020 25/03/2020
Malaysia Malay
Perintah Kastam (Larangan mengenai eKsPort) (Pindaan) (no. 2) 2020 (Customs (Prohibition of Exports) (Amendment)(No.2) Order 2020) 20/03/2020 27/03/2020
Morocco French Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de la Réforme de l'Administration - Administration des Douanes et Impôts Indirects, Circulaire 6021/311 (Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform, Customs and Indirect Tax Administration, Circular 6021/311) 03/03/2020 31/03/2020
Norway Norwegian Forskrift om tiltak for å sikre forsyningen av legemidler, medisinsk utstyr og personlig verneutstyr som følge av utbruddet av koronaviruset (Regulation on measures to ensure the supply of medicines, medical equipemnt and personal protective equipment following the outbreak of coronavirus) 30/03/2020 31/03/2020
Pakistan English Order S.R.O. 239(1)/2020 on amendment to the Export Policy Order 2016 24/03/2020 30/03/2020
Paraguay Spanish Decreto No 3455 por el cual se crea el registro de exportadores y se establece el régimen de licencia previa de exportación de productions e insumos medicos sensibles, en el marco de la emergencia epidemiológic (Decree 3455 on the creation of the export register and the licencing regime for the export of sensible medical products and supplies within the framework of the epidemiological emergency) 13/03/2020 30/03/2020
Russia Russian Постановление от 2 марта 2020 г. № 223 о введении временного запрета на вывоз отдельных видов продукции из Российской Федерации 02/03/2020 25/03/2020
English Order of the government of the Russian Federation No 223, of 2 March 2020, about the introduction of the temporary export ban on certain types of products from the Russian Federation 02/03/2020 24/03/2020
Serbia Serbian Decision on the Temporary Prohibition of Exports of Essential Commodities to the General Public ("Official Gazette of the RS", No.28/2020, 33/2020, 37/2020 and 39/2020) 14/03/2020 24/03/2020
Switzerland German Verordnung 2 über Massnahmen zur Bekämpfung des Coronavirus 26/03/2020 26/03/2020
French Ordonnance 2 sur les mesures destinées à lutter contre le coronavirus 26/03/2020 26/03/2020
Italian Ordinanza 2 sui provvedimenti per combattere il Coronavirus 26/03/2020 26/03/2020
Thailand Thai Export controls for masks (medical masks, disposable masks for industry and disposable dust masks) 04/02/2020 25/03/2020
Turkey Turkish
Ihracı yasak ve ön izne bağlı mallara ilişkin tebliğ (ihracat: 96/31)’de değişiklik yapılmasına dair tebliğ (ihracat: 2020/4) (Notice (export:2020/4) on the introduction of the modifications to the notice on goods, which export is prohibited or needs an additional licence (export : 96/31)) 04/03/2020 27/03/2020
Ukraine Ukrainian Постанова Кабінету Міністрів України № 214 від 11 березня 2020 (Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No.214 dated on 11 March 2020) 11/03/2020 24/03/2020
United Kingdom English Ban on parallel export of certain categories of medicines 20/03/2020 26/03/2020
Vietnam English Decision No. 868/QD-BYT dated March 11, 2020 of the Ministry of Health on providing regulations on the grant of the export license for medical masks during the period of prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic 11/03/2020 24/03/2020