April 12, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new Coronavirus in the world has exceeded 1.75 million, of which the United States has the most cumulative diagnoses and deaths.
According to the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) local time on April 11, the United States introduced a new round of export restrictions to prohibit medical masks and gloves from exiting the country. The US Customs will temporarily withhold related medical supplies, pending further instructions from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
It is reported that, starting from the 10th, in view of the continuing shortage of personal protective equipment required by national medical staff under the new Coronavirus epidemic, the United States will begin to ban the export of protective medical supplies.
An unnamed official of the US Customs and Border Protection said on the 9th that according to a recent order issued by the White House, the customs department has begun screening medical goods such as respiratory masks and medical gloves.
According to the latest guidelines issued by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will review the medical goods temporarily suspended by the customs from the 10th, and then decide to detain, snap up or allow the goods to be exported.
It is reported that officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Customs and Border Protection Agency worked together this week to eliminate rumors that the US government is forcibly seizing goods from exporters.
Robert Perez, deputy director of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency, said on the 9th: “We have not seized any piece of personal protective equipment. We only respond to the scope of the President’s memorandum and the National Defense Production Law. Temporary seizure of specific goods. “
According to the new federal regulations, the validity of the relevant agreements will remain until August 10.
An official from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency said the latest restrictions stem from a large number of orders for personal protective equipment in some countries.
According to the new regulations, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has the right to waive relevant circumstances for “humanitarian” considerations or “defense needs.”
A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said: “As of March 2020, the global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has surged to an unprecedented level.” “We are working with the State Council to manufacture and sell personal protective equipment The vendor conducted a comprehensive review to ensure that it complies with the relevant statutory standards. “