China investigates and deals with 11.2 million unqualified export epidemic prevention materials

China investigates and deals with 11.2 million unqualified export epidemic prevention materials

According to the latest data released by the General Administration of Customs of China on the evening of April 5, since March 31, in the trade, mail, express, cross-border e-commerce and other channels, a total of non-listed companies have produced or have no medical device product registration certificates There were 11.205 million medical supplies, including 9.941 million masks, 155,000 protective suits, 1.085 million new crown virus detection reagents, and 24,000 infrared thermometers.

According to the latest regulations of the “Announcement on the Orderly Development of Export of Medical Materials” jointly issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of Drug Administration on March 31, the new coronavirus detection reagents, medical masks, medical Five types of products, such as protective clothing, ventilator, and infrared thermometer, must obtain relevant qualifications from China’s national drug regulatory authority and meet the quality standards of importing countries and regions. The statement of the General Administration of Customs pointed out that the department implemented 100% document review of the medical materials listed in the Announcement according to the decision of the central government and the State Council, focusing on checking whether the name and quantity of the product are consistent with the declaration, whether the appearance is moldy, and whether there is pollution, whether it is beyond the shelf life, whether it is damaged and infringed, and whether there are hidden entrapment, adulteration, adulteration with fake, sub-good, and unqualified products as qualified products. According to the statement, since the announcement, the Customs have seized 11.205 million medical materials produced by non-listed companies or without medical device product registration certificates in trade, mail, express mail, cross-border e-commerce and other channels, including 9.941 million masks and protective clothing. The 155,000 sets, 1.085 million copies of new crown virus detection reagents, and 24,000 infrared thermometers.

The statement also released three typical cases investigated in multiple places, including the seizure of false reports of the export of new coronavirus detection reagents; on April 1, Beijing Customs placed control on the air transportation channel and seized the detection of a new coronavirus that a Beijing biotechnology company will export. The reagent was falsely reported as a “quick test paper card” to evade customs supervision, and involved 300 boxes of new coronavirus detection reagents. The statement emphasized that the Customs solemnly reminded that for the violations of laws and regulations on exported medical materials seized by the Customs, the enterprises involved will be dealt with seriously in accordance with the law. Recently, with the spread of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic all over the world, the demand for countries to rely on and import Chinese medical materials has also rapidly increased. At the same time, countries including the Philippines and the Netherlands have successively reported incidents in which Chinese imported materials are accused of quality problems, and Chinese diplomats also responded and clarified this in the first place.

On April 2, in response to the Dutch media’s report that some Chinese hospital masks used by frontline medical staff in local hospitals were recalled due to “unqualified”, Liu Changyu, a second-level inspector of the Ministry of Commerce’s Foreign Trade Department, responded, “The Dutch company purchased this Approved masks are non-medical masks for personal protection, and the company also explained when exporting. China hopes that foreign purchasers will carry out corresponding quality inspections before using the products, and use them strictly in accordance with the product application scope and operating procedures. If problems arise during use, it is recommended that enterprises of both parties properly negotiate and solve in accordance with the principle of commercialization.”

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