18 March 2020 – Directive issued to control the export of medical products

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Finance, National Customs Service

Overview: The Treasury issued an order to control the export of surgical products. The National Customs Service signed a directive to control the export or re-export of medical implements, including the following: disposable caps, safety glasses, disposable boots, N95 or FFP2 respirator, disposable surgical masks, disposable level 2 waterproof gowns, gloves, PCR testing systems, etc.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/hacienda-emite-directriz-para-controlar-exportacion-de-productos-quirurgicos/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group