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China Enhancing Quality Inspection for Exported COVID-19 Medical Devices


Premier Li Keqiang of China, center, speaking at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan/ Reuters

The Chinese government is moving to enhance quality inspection and export supervision for domestic COVID-19 related medical devices. The Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, and State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly announced these plans on April 25.

The announcement directs the following to take place:

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce publishes a list of certified non-medical use face-mask manufacturer, updated daily;
  • SAMR provides a list of disqualified non-medical use face-mask manufacturers;
  • Before providing export clearance, Customs needs either Joint Declaration of the Exporter and the Importer, or Export Declaration of Medical Supplies.

China manufacturers with export certification of COVID-19 related medical devices, as of May, 6, include:

  • Medical face masks (76 manufacturers)
  • Medical protective gowns (56 manufacturers)
  • Ventilators (14 manufacturers)
  • Infrared thermometers (13 manufacturers)
  • Coronavirus reagent test kits (120 manufacturers)

As China enhances quality inspection for exported COVID-19 medical devices, overseas companies have the ability to confirm whether Chinese manufacturers are on the approved export list. Please contact China Med Device if you need help in this area.

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