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Can epidemic prevention materials be exported? When will the air freight price increase? Let's take care of two things that are popular in cross-border circles


After February, the epidemic prevention situation in China has finally improved, but the situation abroad has been deteriorating.

After February, the epidemic prevention situation in China has finally improved, but the situation abroad has been deteriorating. As of now, 80,422 cases have been confirmed in China, and 120 cases have been added in the latest day; 12,653 cases have been confirmed abroad, and the new addition has been added in the latest day. Up to 1809 cases. The rapid development of the epidemic in South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Germany has severely affected the local logistics industry.

For domestic cross-border e-commerce sellers, they are currently either trying to increase sales or replenish inventory. As a result, two recent hot events in the cross-border circle are the export of anti-epidemic materials and the skyrocketing price of air freight.

Affected by the global epidemic, protective materials such as masks, gloves, and protective clothing have been pushed onto the top export demand list. Recently, there has been a steady stream of business inquiries regarding the import and export declaration of masks. There have been regular import customs clearance qualification issues, and sensitive topics such as whether they have been seized by domestic customs. It is understood that China Customs has not currently banned the export of masks, nor has any customs news or written notices prohibiting the export of masks. Most of the export declaration issues are due to different export qualifications and overseas requirements.

We have compiled common information on the export of epidemic prevention materials for customers to refer to.

HS CODE reference for epidemic prevention materials

Product nameHS CODE
Face mask6307900000
Rubber gloves4015190000
protective suit6210103000
Cotton swabs, cotton swabs, cotton balls5601210000
hand soap3401300000

Export requirements of Chinese companies

For sale

Only those with a medical device business license and import and export rights within the business scope can be exported.

For gift or purchase

As a gift, or purchasing on behalf of an affiliated company (brother company, parent and subsidiary company), the relevant qualification certification documents of the purchasing manufacturer or the company’s domestic manufacturer must be provided, and three certificates (business license, product medical Equipment filing certificate, manufacturer inspection report) is the same.

Customs clearance requirements for foreign imports


Necessary information (qualification)

Bill of lading, packing list, invoice, South Korean importer's business license, South Korean consignees need to go to the Korea Pharmaceutical Traders Association of Korea Pharmaceutical Traders Association. Import qualifications in advance (not available).


If the enterprise uses it as a donation, it can import it by itself, and it does not need to have relevant qualifications.

Mask requirements

Masks also need to have a detailed origin identification. If they are made in China, they must have a label: Made in China, manufacturer information, shelf life, ingredient content description, manufacturing process, and these documents are not over yet. After the goods arrive in South Korea, they will be inspected and tested and sent to the laboratory. Only after passing the test can they be sold and circulated in the Korean market.


Necessary information (qualification)

Bill of lading, packing list, invoice

PMDA registered medical device companies exporting to Japan who want to put their products on the Japanese market must meet the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act (PMD Act) of Japan. Under the requirements of the PMD Act, the TOROKU registration system requires foreign manufacturers to register and manufacture with PMDA. Quotient information.

Mask requirements

99% of the words ウィルスカット printed on the packaging are medical masks that exceed the domestic filtration efficiency of 95% (N95 mask)!

PFE: 0.1um particulate filter efficiency

BFE: Bacterial filtration rate

VFE: Virus filtration rate

ウィルスカット: virus blocking

1. Medical protective masks: comply with China's GB 19083-2010 mandatory standards, with filtration efficiency ≥95% (using non-oily particles for testing).

2. N95 mask: American NIOSH certification, non-oily particulate matter filtration efficiency ≥95%.

3. KN95 mask: Comply with China's GB 2626 mandatory standard, non-oily particulate matter filtration efficiency ≥95%

European Union

Necessary information (qualification)

Bill of lading, packing list, invoice

Mask requirements

In the European Union, masks are PPE personal protective equipment, "health-endangering substances and mixtures." Since 2019, the new EU regulation PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 will be enforced, and all masks exported to the EU must obtain a CE certification under the new regulations.

CE certification is a compulsory product safety certification system implemented by the European Union. The purpose is to protect the life and property safety of the people in the European Union.

United States

Necessary information (qualification)

Bill of lading, packing list, invoice

If masks imported from the United States need to be sold, they must obtain FDA certification before they can be sold in the domestic market of the United States. For self-use and gift masks, when exporting, it is best to ask the US receiving side whether it also needs FDA certification, or purchase masks that have passed FDA certification for export.

Mask requirements

According to HHS (United States Department of Health and Human Services) regulations, NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) divides its certified anti-particulate masks into 9 categories. The specific certification is operated by the NPPTL laboratory under NIOSH.

In the United States, according to the lowest filtration efficiency of the filter material, masks can be divided into three grades-N, R, P.

N-type masks can only filter non-oily particles, such as dust, acid mist, paint mist, microorganisms, etc. The suspended particles in air pollution are mostly non-oily.

R masks are only suitable for filtering oily particles and non-oily particles, but when used for oily particles, the use time should not exceed 8 hours.

P-type masks can filter both non-oily particles and oily particles. Oily particles such as: oil fume, oil mist, etc.

According to the difference of filtration efficiency, there are differences of 90, 95, 100, which respectively refer to the lowest filtration efficiency of 90%, 95%, and 99.97% under the test conditions specified in the standard.

N95 is not a specific product name. As long as it meets the N95 standard and passes the NIOSH review, the product can be called "N95 mask".


Necessary information (qualification)

Bill of lading, packing list, invoice

Mask requirements

AS/NZS 1716: 2012 is the standard for respiratory protection devices in Australia and New Zealand, and related product manufacturing processes and tests must comply with this specification.

The standard specifies the procedures and materials that must be used in the manufacturing process of anti-particle masks, as well as the determined test and performance results to ensure their safe use.

Personal mail

1. Since each country has different requirements for imported masks, it is recommended that you consult the local agency or receiver before exporting to avoid the problem of materials being deducted or returned.

2. For the export and express delivery of self-use masks, the quantity must be within a reasonable range. If the quantity is large, it may be detained by foreign customs.

3. At present, the air shipping capacity has not fully recovered, and the transportation time is relatively long. It is recommended to pay attention to the update of the tracking number after delivery, and wait patiently. As long as there is no violation of the regulations, it will generally not be seized or returned.

With the resumption of work by domestic enterprises and the increasing demand for import and export of epidemic prevention materials, the demand for logistics of cross-border e-commerce companies is-fast! fast! fast! As a result, the price of air freight has changed from ups and downs to ups and downs...

According to foreign media reports, air cargo prices have soared due to increased demand and more than doubled this month, rising from US$3.65 per kilogram last month to US$6.65 per kilogram. It is expected that the price will reach US$10 per kilogram (US$4.54 per pound) in the coming weeks.



UK cancels 226 flights

The U.S. also wants to cut flights further

According to a report by the BBC on the 2nd, affected by the epidemic, British Airways announced that it would cancel some flights between the UK and France. From March 16 to 28, British Airways cancelled a total of 226 flights to destinations including New York, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland.

American Airlines also plans to suspend all U.S. flights to Milan, Italy from March 1 to April 24, local time. After canceling direct flights to Milan, the company currently has only one route to Rome for direct flights to Italy in the spring.

Four major domestic flights, the number of direct flights to Europe has been reduced by about 30%, and the number of direct flights to the United States has been reduced by more than 80%. Although the number of cargo planes has not dropped sharply, some flights are still cancelled, which is less than the same period in previous years. Given that the impact of the epidemic is still fermenting, the reduction in flights may continue until the end of February or even April.

In addition, United Airlines will also reduce the number of flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, and Seoul, while choosing smaller aircraft to complete the mission. United Airlines plans to cancel the Chicago-to-Tokyo flight between March 8 and 27.

Considering that the new crown pneumonia epidemic has broken out in many Asian countries, United Airlines also announced that it will reduce flights to Asian countries from March and extend the cancellation time of Chinese flights. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz pointed out that United Airlines has reduced flights to Asia and suspended flights between mainland China and Hong Kong until April 30.

Updated airline status so far:

American Airlines

United Airlines: From February 6th to April 24th, all China-US routes will be suspended.

Air Canada: Air Canada, which has 33 flights to China every week, cancels all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai until April 17.

American Airlines: Flights between Dallas, Los Angeles and Mainland China will be cancelled until April 24, flights between Dallas and Hong Kong will be cancelled until April 23, and flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong will be cancelled until April 24.

Delta Air Lines: Will suspend operations on all mainland China routes from February 6th to April 30th. The above information is collected by BCD Travel (subscribe to the BCD Travel official account for more information).

European Airlines

British Airways: Will continue to cancel Beijing and Shanghai flights until April 17, Hong Kong flights will be changed to one before the end of March. The current plan is to reduce the Shanghai-London flights from 10 flights a week to three flights a week from April 18th, and the Beijing-London route from one flight a day to four flights a week from April 19th. Flights to Hong Kong are still reduced to one flight per day until June 1, 2020.

Air France: Air France Air France decided to extend the suspension of services on Beijing and Shanghai routes until March 15, 2020 (inclusive). From March 16, 2020, according to changes in the situation, Air France and KLM will gradually resume flight operations between Beijing and Shanghai. At that time, Beijing and Shanghai will fly a flight the next day. In this way, based on daily operations, Air France-KLM will realize that there will be daily flights from Paris or Amsterdam to Shanghai or Beijing. From March 29, 2020, Air France-KLM flight schedules will return to normal. Air France flights to and from Wuhan are also scheduled to resume on March 29, 2020.

Lufthansa Group: Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines and Austrian Airlines: flights to all destinations in Mainland China will be cancelled until March 28. There will also be fewer flights to and from Hong Kong.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: KLM suspended all flights to Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen until March 29, 2020. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines suspends all flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 15, 2020. It is expected that flights to Beijing and Shanghai will resume on March 16, 2020.

Finnair: Cancel flights to Beijing Daxing and Guangzhou and Shanghai from February 5 to March 29, and cancel flights to Nanjing from February 8 to March 29.

Air Mauritius: All flights to Shanghai will be suspended from January 31.

SAS: From January 31, Beijing and Shanghai to and from Europe will be suspended, and the above routes will be suspended until March 29.

Azerbaijan Airlines: Cancel all flights to and from Beijing starting in February.

Air Astana: Cancel all flights between Kazakhstan and China.

Ural Airlines: Cancel all flights to and from China.

Spain Iberia: Starting from January 31, 2020, flights to Shanghai will be suspended until April 30.

Israel Airlines: From February 1st to March 25th, 2020, the direct flight service between Tel Aviv, Israel and Beijing, China will be temporarily suspended.

Turkish Airlines: Suspend flights between Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Xi'an until March 31.

Virgin Atlantic: Suspend flights between Shanghai and London until March 28.

Russia announced the suspension of flight operations between China and Russia, but retained Aeroflot Moscow-Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong routes. 

These flights will be uniformly adjusted to Terminal F of Sheremetyevo International Airport from 17:00 on January 31. China Southern Airlines CZ655/6 flights have also been adjusted to Terminal F. The flights operated by the Chinese airlines are currently continuing to operate. 

Suspension of daily flights from Moscow to Beijing from February 18th to March 28th: SU200; suspension of daily flights from Beijing to Moscow from February 19th to March 29th: SU201; suspension from February 18th to February 29th Daily flights from Moscow to Shanghai: SU208; suspension of daily flights from Shanghai to Moscow: SU209 from February 19th to March 1st; daily flights from Moscow to Shanghai: SU206 suspended from March 1st to March 28th; From March 2 to March 29, the daily flights from Shanghai to Moscow were suspended: SU207; from February 17 to March 28, the three weekly flights from Moscow to Guangzhou were suspended: SU220 (1.3.6); February 18 -Three weekly flights from Guangzhou to Moscow were suspended on March 29: SU221 (2.4.7); Three weekly flights from Moscow to Hong Kong were suspended from March 1 to March 26: SU212 (2.4.7); in March From 2nd to March 27th, three flights per week from Hong Kong to Moscow are suspended: SU213 (3.5.1)

After two confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, Italy announced the suspension of all flights to and from mainland China. Direct flights between China and Italy between the Chinese airlines and the Italian charter company Neos will be affected. The above information is collected by BCD Travel (subscribe to the BCD Travel official account for more information).

LOT Polish Airlines: Suspend China routes (Beijing Daxing, Beijing Capital) until March 28.

Asian Airlines

Air Macau: Some flights will be resumed from March 1 to 28.

Korean Air: From February 2 to April 25, Incheon=Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Kunming, Qingdao KE845/6, Beijing KE859/60, Busan=Nanjing, Beijing, Busan=Qingdao, Shanghai Pudong=Busan, Jeju=Beijing temporarily suspended. From February 11 to April 25, the flights of Incheon=Dalian, Incheon=Yanji, Incheon=Guangzhou, and Incheon=Mudanjiang will be reduced.

Air India: Suspend the termination of flights between India and Shanghai, China.

Indigo: Air services will be suspended from February 1.

Indonesia Lion Air: Lion Air in Indonesia will be grounded from China on February 1.

Asiana's low-cost airline Seoul Air: Cancel all China flights.

Jetstar Airways: Starting from this Friday (January 31), flights to and from China Hefei, Guiyang and Xuzhou will be suspended.

Scoot: announced on January 29 that all flights between Singapore and Wuhan will continue to be grounded until the end of March.

Myanmar National Airlines, Air KBZ, Myanmar Airways International: Grounded from February 1st to China.

Cathay Pacific Airways: The locations that will suspend flight services before March 28, 2020 include: London (Gatwick), Rome, Washington, Newark, Male, Davao, Clark, Jeju, Taichung, and all cities in mainland China (Except Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xiamen). The actual grounding date and flight frequency reduction may be different for each location.

Jeju Air: Cancel the flight from Busan to Zhangjiajie.

Eastern Airlines: Cancel the actual flights operated by Eastern Airlines between Rome and Shanghai from January 31 to April 29. From February 2 (inclusive) to March 28 (inclusive), the actual flights operated by China Eastern Airlines between Singapore and China (Shanghai/Changchun/Hangzhou/Quanzhou/Changsha/Yantai/Kunming) will be cancelled. Suspended MU577 (February 4 to April 25), MU578 (February 5 to April 26), MU583/6 (February 10 to March 28 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) , MU297 (February 4 to April 25), MU298 (February 5 to April 26), MU587/8 (February 10 to March 28 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) , MU589/90 (February 4th to February 9th and March 29th to April 25th Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday), MU589/90 (all February 10th to March 28th), MU717 /8 (February 4 to February 9 and March 29 to Saturday, April 25), MU717/8 (all from February 10 to March 28), MU255/6 (March 29 Until April 25, Tuesday and Thursday), MU255/6 (all from February 10 to March 28), MU597 (February 21 to March 8 Monday and Friday), MU598 (February 21 Until March 8th, Tuesday and Saturday), MU571/2 (all from February 4th), MU2855/6 (all from February 4th to June 18th), MU767/8 (all February 4th), MU215/6 (all from February 13th to June 18th). It is planned to resume some domestic and international routes from the end of February to March.

Air China: Air China has successively resumed multiple flights in southern China: Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou, Zhanjiang, and Huizhou on domestic routes. At the same time, in order to ensure the demand for the "resumption of work", Air China has specially added resumption of overtime flights to increase the number of Guangzhou-Dazhou, For flights between Luzhou and Wanzhou, Air China’s Eastern China region resumed its domestic flights in an orderly manner in February, starting from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Hefei, Ningbo and other places, and destinations covering Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guangzhou. , Haikou and many places. Since February 21, Air China's departure routes in the southwest region have also resumed one after another. The southwest region is an important area for the export of labor services. The flights resumed this time are mainly for the purpose of ensuring the "resumption of work flow". , Hangzhou and other places have flight frequency. Currently, Air China's flights can reach 48 destinations on six continents.

China Southern Airlines: From February 6 to February 29, Beijing-Istanbul flight cancellation, February 11 to March 28, Beijing Eminem reservation week 2357, cancellation week 146; Guangzhou-Eminem reservation week 146, cancellation week 2357 . The reduction of the Australian route is as follows: From February 11th to March 28th, only one flight CZ325/6 Guangzhou-Sydney and one flight CZ321/344 Guangzhou-Melbourne will be reserved daily. The North American routes are reduced as follows: February 11-March 28, CZ327/8 Guangzhou-Los Angeles cancellation week 246, reservation week 1357; CZ329/330 Guangzhou-Vancouver cancellation week 4, reservation week 1367; CZ377/8 Guangzhou-Vancouver -Mexico City all canceled; CZ399/300 Guangzhou-New York canceled 1357, reserved 246 weeks. Resumption of flights from Changsha to Nairobi.

Sichuan Airlines: Some flights will be resumed.

All Nippon Airways: Reduction of NH956 (2/11-3/29) and NH955 (2/10-3/28) on the Beijing route

, NH964 (2/11-3/29), NH963 (2/10-3/28); the suspension of flights between Tokyo and Wuhan delayed NH937 (1/23-3/28), NH938 (1/24-3/29); All Nippon Airways Beijing route reserved flights Beijing Osaka NH980/NH979, Beijing Tokyo Haneda NH962/NH961; Tokyo Pudong flight suspension notice NH972 (2/11~3/29), NH971 (2/10~3/28), NH922 (2/11 ~3/29), NH921 (2/10~3/28); Osaka Pudong flight suspension notice NH976 (2/11~3/29), NH975 (2/10~3/28); Tokyo Guangzhou flight suspension notice NH934 (2/11~3/29), NH933 (2/10~3/28)

NH926 (2/11~3/29) and NH925 (2/10~3/28) for the suspension of flights to Tokyo and Shenyang; NH948 (2/11~3/29) and NH943 (2/10~3) for the suspension of flights between Tokyo and Chengdu /28), NH947 (2/10~3/28); Tokyo-Hangzhou flight suspension notice NH930 (2/10~3/28), NH929 (2/10~3/28); Tokyo Xiamen flight suspension notice NH936 (2 /10~3/28(1/3/5)), NH935(2/10~3/28(1/3/5)) 2/10~3/28(1/3/5); Osaka Qingdao flight Suspension notice NH978 (2/10~3/28), NH977 (2/10~3/28); Osaka Dalian flight suspension notice NH946 (2/10~3/28), NH945 (2/10~3/28) ; NH874 (2/17~3/28) and NH873 (2/17~3/28) of suspension of flights from Osaka to Hong Kong. Reduce class NH927/928 (2/20~3/28); reduce class NH903/904 (2/20~3/28); reduce class NH969/970 (2/20~3/28). Class reduction NH951/952 2020/2/24, 26, 28 2020/3/1-2020/3/28. Suspended NH959/NH960 NH973/NH974 (3/2-3/28); reduced class NH979/980 (3/3-3/28).

China Airlines: Cancellation of flights from Shanghai on February 8th and February 9th and flights from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung on January 31st.

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