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Good news for export again! CDC announces acceptance of KN95 and other Chinese standard masks!

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On March 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released "Optimizing N95 Mask Supply Strategies: Crisis/Alternative Strategies," stating that masks manufactured to the standards in the table below are suitable alternatives to N95 masks when the supply of N95 masks is inadequate during the New Crown Pneumonia outbreak. These include masks produced using Chinese standards GB 2626-2006 and GB/T 18664-2002.

 

It is understood that, due to the rapid spread of the new crown pneumonia in foreign countries, masks and other protective materials supply and demand is increasingly tight, but subject to foreign testing and certification and other technical regulations rigid requirements, China's masks (especially the new enterprise production of masks) and other materials exports are affected. And to ease the supply and demand tension, recently, Europe and the United States urgently relaxed the entry requirements for masks and other protective materials (CE certification and FDA certification), products requiring institutional certification before the completion of compliance assessment procedures (i.e., before obtaining the CE/FDA mark) can be exported first, but to ensure that the certification will continue to complete.

Note: The competent authorities of EU member states can evaluate and centrally procure epidemic prevention products without CE marking during an epidemic, which can only be provided to health care workers and cannot be circulated for sale in the market. If your product is not centrally procured by the government and is to be sold on the local market, it does not fall within the above relaxed access conditions.

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Social Services (HHS) has declared the need for emergency use of personal respiratory protective equipment, in vitro test kits, and other medical supplies during the New Coronary Pneumonia outbreak. Manufacturers and strategic stockpile agencies can request the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add their products to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

 

Recall the scene when Vice President Mike Pence told everyone at the March 5 press conference that "you don't need to buy a mask unless you're sick," and now think about how it fuuny. It is understood that, due to the rapid spread of the new crown pneumonia in foreign countries, masks and other protective materials supply and demand is increasingly tight, but subject to foreign testing and certification and other technical regulations rigid requirements, China's masks (especially the new enterprise production of masks) and other materials exports are affected. And to ease the supply and demand tension, recently, Europe and the United States urgently relaxed the entry requirements for masks and other protective materials (CE certification and FDA certification), the need for agency certification of products before the completion of compliance assessment procedures (i.e., before obtaining the CE/FDA mark) can be exported first, but to ensure that the certification will continue to complete.

 

In fact, the U.S. has long been eagerly awaiting Chinese masks. Various U.S. media outlets have also highlighted more than once that Americans and the U.S. economy are highly dependent on many goods made in China to function. Most notably, while Vice President Mike Pence was still advising people not to wear masks if they are not sick, the President of the United States has quietly exempted some Chinese masks and other medical supplies from import tariffs. More than 100 medical-related products imported into China, including masks, were exempted from tariffs. This could also be interpreted to mean that U.S. buyers are now asking Chinese companies for masks. Even as China shipped 5 million masks to South Korea, the U.S. eyed them and they called on China to give priority supply to the U.S. Therefore, this time the CDC announced the acceptance of Chinese standards such as KN95, representing that the United States is really anxious, disguised as a cry to China: please save me! Although the United States has really been hitting the face, but in an objective way also to domestic mask manufacturers and trading enterprises to create export opportunities. China's mask exports ushered in another major boon!

 

Well, now the minimum export masks need to be registered companies, import and export rights, and masks China testing standards qualification.

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