Will Chinese masks meet the bottleneck of export due to the certification market?
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Recently, New York State Governor Cuomo ‘s asking for help on Twitter attracted attention. Behind the urgent need of Andrew Cuomo, it is a fact that of the spread of the COVID-19 overseas is becoming more and more serious.
According to the latest real-time data released by Johns Hopkins University, as of 18:00 EST on the 21st, there have been more than 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, which is reaching 303,180. The number of deaths worldwide is 12,950. In addition to China, the countries with more than 10,000 confirmed cases include Italy, Spain, the United States, Germany, Iran, and France.
According to the previous estimates of WHO, to respond to the epidemic, an estimated 89 million medical masks are needed every month worldwide. In China, with the full-scale expansion of production capacity of mask manufacturers and the effective prevention of the COVID-19, the “Face Mask Shortage” has been significantly eased. After meeting the China domestic demand, face masks companies now is aiming at “domestic sales to export”. However, it is not as simple as expected to export medical materials such as masks.
For Chinese mask manufacturers, CE certification (Conformite Europeenne) and FDA certification (Food and Drug Administration) are the obstacle to enter the European and American markets. At present, the CE certification is more than 30,000 yuan, and the FDA certification is more than 20,000 yuan, which includes all costs such as testing and certification. It is twice as much as the price before!
In addition to the price of certification, a much more difficult problem is that, due to the gradual worsening of the European and American epidemic, there are few certification agencies on the job, which probably leads to a refund. It is undoubtedly a major obstacle for suppliers who want to export medical supplies.
Fortunately, the situation is gradually getting better. According to news from the Chinese Customs, Europe and the United States have successively released temporary or emergency measures to supervise the medical materials and relax their access requirements to ease the tension between supply and demand of medical materials such as face masks. The European Union stated that enterprises are allowed to enter the EU market before obtaining CE certification, but they should ensure that the application of certification will continue. The United States also said that it can apply to the FDA to add its products to the “Emergency Use Authorization” (EUA).
In general, the global demand for medical materials such as face masks is expanding. The corresponding conditions of certification are constantly changing. Now HiGlobal Consulting Company not only devote to creating a high-quality supply chain but also guarantee the quality certification for you. We also provide you with the lowest cost, most efficient and safest medical supplies during this emergency epidemic.
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