Brazil prevents the export of health products during the pandemic



The export of health products has been prohibited in Brazil through the Law 13,993/20, of April 23, 2020. This law comes into force from its publication in the Diário Oficial da União ( DOU) of April 24, 2020.

Medical, hospital and hygiene products essential in the fight against coronavirus cannot be exported from Brazil while the state of public health emergency in the country caused by SARS-CoV-2 persists.

According to this law, the export of lung respirators, personal protective equipment (including latex gloves, nitrile gloves, waterproof aprons, glasses, hats, surgical masks and face shields), hospital beds and multi-parameter monitors. The Executive Branch may include other products in the prohibition and they may also be excluded from it for justified reasons, without prejudice to the attention to the Brazilian population.

The law comes from the text of Law Bill (PL) 668/20 , which was approved in the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies on March 31, with the aim of guaranteeing the supply of the Brazilian health system.

Source: DOU