China News Service, May 7th, in response to the "recent US media reports that China has accumulated a large amount of medical materials and restricted the export of medical materials, which has affected the United States and the world's actions to combat the epidemic." On the one hand, China has managed to meet the increasing demand of the international community for anti-epidemic materials; on the other hand, it has continuously strengthened quality control, regulated the export market order, provided qualified anti-epidemic materials to the international market, and actively supported countries in fighting the epidemic.
The Ministry of Commerce held a regular online press conference on the 7th. A reporter asked: Recently, US media reported that China has accumulated a large amount of medical supplies and restricted the export of medical supplies, which has affected the US and the world's actions to fight the epidemic. Excuse me, since the three departments introduced new measures on March 31, what progress has been made in regulating the export order of medical supplies? What is the general situation of the export of anti-epidemic materials?
"Life is above everything else." Gao Feng stressed that the quality of epidemic prevention materials is directly related to the lives and health of people around the world. China takes the initiative of being highly responsible for the lives and health of people in various countries, on the one hand, it seeks to meet the increasing demand of the international community for epidemic prevention materials; on the other hand, it continuously strengthens quality control, regulates the export market order, and provides qualified epidemic prevention materials to the international market. And actively support countries in fighting the epidemic.
Gao Feng pointed out that in order to strictly control the export quality and more effectively support the international community to fight against the epidemic, on March 31, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, and the Food and Drug Administration jointly issued the "Announcement on the Orderly Development of Export of Medical Materials" (2020 No. No. 5), focusing on strengthening the export quality supervision of 5 types of medical materials such as medical masks; on April 25, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, and the General Administration of Market Supervision jointly issued the Announcement on Further Strengthening the Export Quality Supervision of Epidemic Prevention Materials (No. 2020) No. 12), focusing on strengthening the export quality supervision of non-medical masks.
Since the implementation of the announcement, it has been widely supported by the domestic industry and generally welcomed by foreign importers. Relevant departments coordinated and strictly enforced laws to effectively regulate the export order. On the basis of safeguarding the domestic demand for prevention and control and resuming production, China's national defense epidemic materials exports continued to expand, effectively supporting the global fight against the epidemic.
Gao Feng listed the following data. First, the export scale of epidemic prevention materials continued to grow. According to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce, from March 1 to May 6, China has exported anti-epidemic materials to 194 countries and regions through market-based procurement. Among them, 77 national and regional governments and 6 international organizations have signed 216 batches of commercial procurement contracts with China through official channels; 71 national and regional governments and 8 international organizations are conducting 128 batches of commercial procurement negotiations with Chinese companies . According to customs statistics, since April 1, the export of Chinese national defense epidemic materials has shown a significant increase.
Second, the channels for the export of epidemic prevention materials are completely unblocked. The Ministry of Commerce closely cooperates with relevant departments and strictly supervises. A batch of products whose quality neither meets Chinese standards or foreign standards cannot be exported, but the export channels of anti-epidemic materials whose product quality meets Chinese standards or foreign standards are completely unblocked. As of May 6, the China Food and Drug Administration has issued 3,773 manufacturing enterprises that have obtained the Chinese medical device product registration certificate. The Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Market Supervision have guided the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products to review and confirm and publish a list of 347 manufacturing enterprises that have obtained certification or registration of foreign standards in a total of 6 batches. There are 68 medical mask manufacturers.
The third is to increase investigation and punishment for violations of laws and regulations. The Ministry of Commerce works closely with relevant departments to crack down on counterfeit and shoddy behaviors in accordance with the law. In mid-to-late April, the Ministry of Commerce sent a working group to 10 provinces and cities such as Guangdong to guide local governments to implement territorial responsibility and strengthen quality supervision; suspend or stop the export of five enterprises' anti-epidemic supplies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other places. In-depth investigation and handling according to law. The Ministry of Public Security, the General Administration of Customs, the General Administration of Market Supervision, and the Food and Drug Administration and other law enforcement departments have stepped up efforts to investigate and deal with illegal cases, and announced a list of non-medical mask quality products and enterprises that have been investigated and dealt with in the domestic market.
Gao Feng said that in the next step, the Ministry of Commerce will resolutely implement the decision-making deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, continue to work with member units and localities of the medical material export mechanism, perform their duties and strict supervision, and effectively control the epidemic prevention material market and export quality. Effectively support the international community in its contribution to fighting the epidemic.