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On September 21, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA“) pushed back the submission deadline for comments related to the letter of attestation process for exports of certain personal protection equipment (“PPE“).  FEMA published the request for comments in July 2020 but reportedly did not receive any.  The export restrictions and letter of attestation process was created earlier this year in response to potential shortages of certain kinds of PPE as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our previous blog posts on this topic can be found here , here, and here.   Comments will now be collected through October 21, 2020.

Our previous blogs posts on trade restrictions imposed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.  Baker McKenzie’s COVID-19 Product Import/Export Review (“COVID-19 PIER“), a multijurisdictional tracker for trade restrictions imposed worldwide, can be found here.


Kerry Contini is a partner in the Firm’s Outbound Trade Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has served as co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono committee for several years and has managed award-winning pro bono work involving Baker McKenzie professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has written on export controls and trade sanctions issues for several publications, including The Export Practitioner and Ethisphere. Kerry is a co-chair of the Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2005 and became a full-time associate in 2006.