By means of the Decree 462 of March 22, 2020, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism bans the export or reexport of the following products, according to the corresponding tariff subheadings:
- Ethyl alcohol
- Plastic gloves (medical or otherwise)
- Toilet paper
- Protective facemasks
- Equipment and furniture for medical uses
For the distribution of these products in the country, priority will be given to hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers. Monitoring programs will be implemented, aimed to enforce the Decree and avoid hoarding and inefficient distribution of these products. If it is determined that there is enough supply, export of surplus products can be authorized, provided that the internal market is not compromised.
This decision does not apply for beneficiaries of special export programs (Vallejo Plan).