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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

Personal protective equipment for the infection control such as surgical gowns, N95 surgical masks, and surgical gloves are regulated by the FDA and requirements may vary. We have provided a chart to determine duties and basic requirements. Importer's should perform their due diligence and review the following FDA link and check with their customs broker to verify as information is subject to change.

Personal protective equipment for general purpose or industrial use (that is, products that are not intended for use to prevent disease or illness) is not regulated by FDA per CSMS #42124872 .

Additional information was released by the World Customs Organization to provide guidance on classification.

For educational purposes only. Contact your broker for FDA, EPA, and other potential requirements.


Communication and/or classification provided in this website is only informational or educational purposes only. I-Logix Customs Inc. makes no representation, guarantee, or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy and appropriateness of the classification provided and will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of its use.

In accordance to the passage of the Customs Modernization Act (“Mod Act”) of 1993, importers are required to exercise “reasonable care” and bear the legal responsibility of declaring the correct value and classification of merchandise. Importer bears responsibility adhering to import requirements, tariff numbers, and duty rates. To ensure you have the most current information, we advise you to reference

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