20 March 2020 – Quinine-based medication banned from export

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 Health

Overview: The export of quinine-based medicines is banned until further notice. The aim is to meet the domestic demand of such medicines in the coronavirus epidemic.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/03/20/rd-01-141.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – academic
Evidence/Justification: Data provided by Chinese and French studies suggest that the drug suppresses the coronavirus symptoms and speeds up recovery.