Announcement No. 5 of the Chinese Government and Customs on the export declaration guidance for masks, PPE, and medical materials has made the export of COVID-19 supplies from China more restrictive.
A large number of goods are stranded, and at the same time, a large number of goods are delayed. The level of epidemic prevention materials provided by Non-compliant suppliers was seized and confiscated by Chinese customs.
The ever-changing masks, PPE, and export bans and restrictions on medical materials have made this import business even more impenetrable and full of risks and challenges.
The following is the specific content of the fifth announcement:
Ministry of Commerce General Administration of Customs State Administration of Drug Administration Announcement No. 5 of 2020
At present, the global epidemic situation is accelerating and spreading. On the basis of the prevention and control of its own epidemic situation, the orderly development of the export of medical materials is an important measure to deepen international cooperation in epidemic prevention and control and jointly respond to the global public health crisis. In the special period of epidemic prevention and control, in order to effectively support the global fight against the epidemic, ensure product quality and safety, and regulate the export order, from April 1, 2020, the export of coronavirus detection reagents, medical masks, medical protective clothing, ventilators, infrared thermometers, the export enterprises must provide a written or electronic statement, promising that the exported products have obtained the Chinese medical device product registration certificate and meet the quality standards of the importing country (region). The customs shall check and release the medical device product registration certificate approved by the drug supervision and administration department. The above-mentioned medical material export quality supervision measures will be dynamically adjusted according to the development of the epidemic situation.
Relevant medical material export enterprises must ensure product quality and safety, comply with relevant standards, and actively support the international community to jointly fight the epidemic.
Ministry of Commerce General Administration of Customs State Administration of Drug Administration
March 31, 2020
Export Medical Supplies Declaration Template：
It is hereby declared that the information of the exported medical supplies for the customs declaration is as follows:
|Import country (region) quality standard requirements||Serial Number||import country
All of the above products have obtained the registration certificate of China’s medical device products, which meet the relevant quality standards of the country (region). I public Division truthfully declare to take responsibility for the above.
**year month day
The background of the fifth announcement of the Chinese Government and Customs on the export declaration of masks, PPE and medical supplies:
A large number of masks exported to overseas were recalled, and other epidemic prevention materials were subject to quality complaints. Many countries such as Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, France, and other countries require the return of masks, PPE, and medical materials imported from China.
Poor quality, extremely non-compliant packaging, and product manuals have made in China made a huge humiliation.
Overseas importers actually purchase medical-grade masks and other epidemic prevention materials for use in hospitals, clinics, and other institutions. However, the received goods can not reach the medical protection level, or PPE level and even many parts cannot reach the PPE level, which poses a great threat to the lives of consumers and medical institutions.
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How do the Chinese Government and Customs Announcement No. 5 on export declaration guidance for masks, PPE, and medical supplies affect the import of anti-COVID-19 materials from China?
A large number of coronavirus detection reagents, medical masks, medical protective clothing, ventilators, and infrared thermometers shipped from China, because Chinese suppliers have not obtained medical device product registration certificates, resulting in the goods being seized and confiscated by the Chinese customs, and at the same time Chinese suppliers receive criminal and administrative penalties, fines, and goods with a large amount cargo value will be involved in the case and is sentenced.
A large number of Chinese suppliers who have not obtained a medical device product registration certificate had hidden medical words that cover the packaging in an attempt to disguise medical-grade masks and medical supplies as protection grades or PPE for customs declaration, resulting in failure of customs declaration, confiscated goods, and fines.
If an overseas importer finds an illegal and non-compliant supplier, it will not only lose the delay of the goods, the confiscation of the products, but also the most important, the credibility accumulated over the years.
At present, the inspection probability of medical materials by the Chinese Customs is about 90%. Of course, some lucky importers in March have been lucky enough to import some medical-grade products, but their suppliers do not have medical device registration certificates. Compared with 2 months ago ，the current medical masks and other medical materials exporting business has introduced more prohibitions and restrictions, so this operation is no longer feasible. very dangerous.
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The international community pays close attention to Announcement 5 During the special period of epidemic prevention and control, the Chinese government, the General Administration of Customs and the State Food and Drug Administration jointly issued the “Announcement on the Orderly Development of Export of Medical Materials” (No. 5 of 2020), on the export quality of 5 key medical materials The standard puts forward the specification requirements. It is clear that from April 1, the coronavirus detection reagents, medical masks, medical protective clothing, ventilators, and infrared thermometers for export must obtain the Chinese medical device product registration certificate and must comply with the importing country ( Regional) quality standards.
The announcement sent a positive and powerful signal to the international community and clearly expressed the Chinese government’s attitude and position that it attaches great importance to the quality and safety of medical products and conducts export trade in an orderly manner.
China is a major producer and exporter of medical products, especially medical and anti-epidemic materials. Because of the impact of the epidemic, the Chinese economy has been severely hit. During this special period, the government issued an announcement, which fully shows that the Chinese government and the industry, while working together to maintain the stable development of foreign trade, also pay more attention to strictly control the export quality and maintain the healthy and sustainable development of the industry. BW believes that this is China’s due responsibility and responsibility as a major trading nation.
Medical and epidemic prevention materials are related to life and health, and Chinese exporters cannot simply pursue the scale of export. At present, the most urgent task is how to send medical supplies and PPE to the places where it is most needed as soon as possible to support countries around the world.
For some time now, colleagues in many departments of Bestforworld have been working around the clock. The tasks are very heavy, and they need to handle the delivery of hundreds of goods every day and dozens of consulting services. Bestforworld is willing to express its care and respect for human life and health with sincere, down-to-earth, and humane feelings, and work together with people around the world to fight against the epidemic and use BW’s expertise to improve the efficiency of PPE, medical supplies, and masks imported from China, Security, stability.
After the announcement of 5, it has aroused widespread concern in the international community. Many domestic compliant companies have expressed their very supportive and the international community has given positive feedback.
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