ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Mar 2020

In March 2020, the French authorities introduced a decree allowing the government to requisition all face masks necessary from any entity in the French territory following the COVID-19 outbreak. The decree thereby de facto introduces an export ban on the subject good. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

The French Government Gazette, Decree n ° 2020-190 of 3 March 2020, published on 4 March 2020: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000041679951&categorieLien=id
The French Government Gazette, Decree n ° 2020-147 of 13 March 2020, published on 14 March 2020: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000041721820&categorieLien=id

Inception date: 04 Mar 2020 | Removal date: 31 May 2020

Export ban

On 4 March 2020, the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health issued Decree No. 2020-190 requisitioning all face masks from any entity in the French territory necessary for the current COVID-19 outbreak in France. The decree de facto introduces an export ban on the subject goods.  

More specifically, all respiratory protection masks, anti-splash masks and anti-spray masks of the type FFP2. On 14 March 2020, the type of masks requisitioned is expanded to include FFP3, N95, N99, N100, P95, P99, P100, R95, R99, and R100.

The subject goods are requisitioned until 31 May 2020. 

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