Importing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) Goods


We detail everything you need to know on importing personal protective equipment and/or goods for emergency use.

What Importers Need to Know

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, there has been an increase personal protective equipment (such as masks and gowns) and swabs in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA).

We detail for both Canada and the USA how to import such items, details surrounding their HS Classifications, ensuring that you stay compliant with both Canada and U.S. Customs - below ⬇️.

CANADA PPE/EUA (Health Canada)

Health Canada Personal Protective Equipment & Goods for Emergency Use
Duty Relief on Medical PPE (on or after May 5th)
Goods for Emergency Use Remission Order
Masks
Medical Gowns/Medical Gloves
Hand Sanitizer
HS Classification and Description for Diagnostic Test Kits, Face and Eye Protection, Gloves, Protective Garments and the Like, Disinfectants/Sterilization products, Medical Devices, Thermometers, Wipes, Medical Consumables, Other Products
Duty Relief on Non-Medical PPE to Support Front Line Workers of Essential Services

USA PPE/EUA (FDA)

Importing PPE/EUA into USA
90-day suspension of all tariffs (duty) on PPE/EUA products has been requested
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Products
Masks
Gowns/Apparel/Gloves
Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices
Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring Devices
Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease
Sterilizers
Disinfectant Devices
Air Purifiers
Clinical Electronic Thermometers
Hand Sanitizer
Exports of PPE