New China customs regulations for export of medical supplies

China Customs announced this morning ( April 10 )with order #53, that all Covid-19 related surgical and clinical supplies are subject to 100% open box inspection, and verification that all cartons are corresponding with the shipping export documents.  Only verified exporters under the China customs directory are entitled to export the goods . The new regulation will result to many delays and shipping irregularities as many of the current face masks sitting at the airport waiting for uplift, are made by non-verified and approved factories . Non – surgical and masks for day 2 day use are not affected, but will be subject to a strict inspection and control .