China Imposes Quality Control Measures on Exports of Certain COVID-19 Related Medical Supplies

Posted by Jeffrey Nie on 4/1/20 5:00 PM

On March 31, 2020,  the China Ministry of Commerce (MOC), General Administration of Customs (GACC), and National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) issued a joint announcement to impose additional quality control measures on exportation of certain COVID-19 related medical supplies effective April 1, 2020. Impacted products include coronavirus test kits, medical and surgical masks, surgical protective suits, ventilators, and infrared thermometers. Additional control measures apply when exporters declare to customs:

  • Self-declaration is required on a valid Certificate of Registration for Medical Device Products issued by NMPA;
  • A statement showing commitment to compliance with the destination country’s quality standards is required;
  • Certificate of Registration for Medical Device Products should be provided and verified with export declaration.

These measures may be subject to change as the situation develops.  There may be export processing delays associated with these additional requirements.

The original announcement, including templates of self-declaration and information regarding valid registration for medical products, may be found here:

http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/202003/20200302950371.shtml

Topics: China, Export, Coronavirus

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