Announcement No.12 (2020) of the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, and the State Administration for Market Regulation on Further Enhancing Quality Oversight for Exported Epidemic Prevention and Control Supplies
April 27, 2020 – 16:49 BJT (20:49 GMT) MOFCOM
In order to better support the international community’s joint response at this unusual moment towards a global public health crisis caused by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the measures to enhance quality oversight and step up export regulation for epidemic prevention and control supplies are announced as follows:
I. Enhancing quality oversight for exported non-surgical face masks. As of April 26, 2020, exported non-medical use face masks shall conform with the quality standards of China or other countries.
The Ministry of Commerce shall offer a list of validated non-medical use face mask manufacturers with certification or authorization from other countries (see www.cccmhpie.org.cn for updates). The State Administration for Market Regulation shall provide a list of disqualified non-medical use face masks and manufacturers found on the Chinese market (see www.samr.gov.cn for updates). Exporting companies of non-medical use face masks shall submit a joint declaration of the exporter and the importer (see Annex 1) in writing or in electronic form together with customs declarations, as a confirmation that the products are compliant with the quality standards of China or other countries, and that the importer accepts the quality standards of the products purchased and does not use them for medical purposes. The customs shall inspect and release products according to the list provided by the Ministry of Commerce; for products from manufacturers not included in the list of the State Administration of Market Regulation, the customs shall accept the declarations, and inspect and release the products.
The joint declaration of the exporter and the importer (see Annex 1) shall be submitted in writing or in electronic form together with the export customs declarations under purchasing contracts signed before April 26, 2020.
II. Stepping up export regulation for medical supplies. As of April 26, 2020, exporting companies of SARS-CoV-2 testing reagents, medical face masks, medical protective suits, ventilators and infrared thermometers that have obtained certification or authorization from other countries shall submit a declaration (see Annex 2) in writing together with customs declarations, as a warranty that the products are compliant with the quality standards and safety requirements of the importing countries (regions). The customs shall inspect and release products according to the list of manufacturers that have obtained certification or authorization from foreign countries (see www.cccmhpie.org.cn for updates) offered by the Ministry of Commerce.
The above measures shall be adjusted as the pandemic progresses.