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Vietnam PM allows the export of medical masks

10:15 | 17/04/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given his consent to allow the export of medical masks, protective suits, and medical equipment to support other countries in the combat against COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 medical masks, protective gears and preventive medical devices are exported with uncontrolled export, provided that domestic demand is ensured.

On April 15, the Government Office announced the conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Government's Standing Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Accordingly, the Government leaders agreed to export medical masks, protective uniforms and medical equipment to prevent and control epidemics on the principle of ensuring sufficient domestic demand (including reserves).

In addition, these items are only allowed to export to countries heavily affected by COVID-19.(Vnexpress)

vietnam pm allows the export of medical masks
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According to Resolution 20 on the regime of granting export licenses with COVID-19 medical masks, medical masks and protective gear are subject to export control of 25%.

The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Health to urgently submit to the Government to amend this regulation, creating conditions for the export of the above items.

The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and related agencies to quickly handle the need for medical masks, epidemic prevention equipment in some countries and regions, according to Vietnamnews.

There is a high demand for masks and medical equipment in many countries, and Vietnam should not miss this opportunity, he said.

The production of masks and epidemic preventive medicine has become a booming industry in many countries, including China and Vietnam. In addition to anti-bacterial anti-droplet facemasks, many textile enterprises have quickly invested in the production line of medical masks, protective clothing, and received a number of orders.

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According to data from the Ministry of Health, there are currently about 68 enterprises producing medical masks and protective clothing to prevent epidemics. A number of textile and apparel enterprises have also started shifting to importing production lines of these items, such as May 10, TNG ...according to Vnexpress.

Many garment companies have received orders for hundreds of millions of face masks from buyers in the U.S. and E.U.

The leader of May 10 Corporation said that 400 million medical masks will be delivered to foreign partners by this business in July. TNG also plans to produce from May. domestically produced materials. With the above items, this quantity basically meets the domestic demand.

In addition, Vietnam has successfully produced waterproof cloth masks (masks 870) which are highly appreciated by many countries, reported by Vietnamnet.

There are around 6,800 textile businesses in Vietnam. Last year they exported goods worth $32.8 billion, up 7.8 percent year-on-year, with the U.S., the E.U. and Japan being the largest buyers.

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