The U.S. China’s Medical Products from tariff exemptions

tariff exemptionsAccording to an announcement issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, the official publication of the US government on the 10th local time, the Biden administration will extend tariff exemptions for approximately 99 medical products from China until September this year. On the 30th, to help respond to the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the United States.

More than 520,000 people died of new coronary pneumonia in the United States. Anti-epidemic expert Fauci reminded that “masks may have to be worn until 2022”. The Biden administration, which focuses on the domestic fight against the epidemic, has now announced that it will continue to exempt medical products imported from China from tariffs.

This list covers everything from surgical masks and gloves to blood pressure cuffs and X-ray machines. In order to continue to respond to the domestic epidemic in the United States, the tariff exemption period for 99 medical products imported from China will be extended for another 6 months until September 30, 2021.

American anti-epidemic expert Fauci said at the end of February that in order to deal with the virus and its variants, Americans may need to continue to wear masks until 2022, even if they may “greatly return to normal from the epidemic” by the end of this year.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative said on the same day that, given that the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still ongoing, it is not appropriate to invalidate the tariff exemptions for Chinese medical products.