Big news!The European Union relaxed import controls on anti-epidemic materials such as masks

Eu officials issued a notice on March 16, 2020, recommending that member states temporarily relax import controls on anti-epidemic materials such as masks

Outbreak continued fermentation, the eu new crown in masks, gloves, goggles and epidemic prevention, such as material shortage, and this kind of products in the European Union, tightly controlled companies if you would have such products into the eu market, you need to through the strict product testing and factory qualification, this process can take six months or even a year.


In order to rapidly increase the market supply of masks, gloves and goggles to meet the epidemic prevention needs of the eu, the eu official issued a notice on March 16, 2020, recommending member states to temporarily relax the import control of masks and other epidemic prevention materials.


Section 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufactured to non-eu standards may be conformity assessed with reference to technical solutions recommended by who, provided that such technical solutions meet basic health and safety requirements.


Interpretation: this regulation means that the European Union to such epidemic materials testing standards requirements relaxed.


Article 7: if markets watchdog found that personal protective equipment or medical equipment product comply with the Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the basic requirements or the requirements of the Directive 93/42 / EEC, or Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the requirements, to ensure adequate health and safety level, even if has not been completed, including CE marking of conformity assessment procedures, may also authorize them for a limited period of time within the EU to sell these products on the market.


Interpretation: this article indicates that even if anti-epidemic materials such as masks and gloves have not obtained CE certification, they can be authorized by the eu market supervision agency to sell such products in the eu market.


Article 8: PPE or medical equipment without the CE mark may also enter the eu after a safety assessment and purchase by the competent authorities of the relevant member states, provided that such products are only available for medical workers and do not enter the regular distribution channels for public use.


Interpretation: this article states that anti-epidemic materials such as masks and gloves without the CE mark can also enter the eu, provided that such products do not enter the regular distribution channels for public use.


GST welcomes customers to consult us on the testing, CE certification and FDA registration of anti-epidemic substances. I believe that your work and my work will contribute to the fight against the epidemic in the world.GST also provides testing services for a wide range of consumer products. You are welcome to contact us for testing and other compliance issues related to children's products, textiles and fashion products as well as electrical and electronic products.


Note: the translation of the above provisions is for reference only.




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