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.