The World Needs Masks. China Makes Them, but Has Been Hoarding Them. – The New York Times
As China grappled with the coronavirus, it kept the masks it made. Now that other nations need them, pressure is rising on Beijing to resume exports.
World Depends on China for Face Masks But Can Country Deliver? | Voice of America – English
Phones have been ringing off the hook lately for Brian Edwards, a sales manager of a small medical supply company in California. And he has to say “No” to all the people who called.
Edwards used to buy tens of thousands of facemasks from China. But not in the past three months.
His company, the First Choice Industrial Supply Company, has not been able to get any masks from China since the outbreak of coronavirus in late December while the demand is soaring in the U.S.
"You can’t get a product. You are not going to get a product for months.
Textiles firms launch emergency production of antibacterial masks – VnExpress International
Textiles businesses, including several with no prior experience, have begun producing antibacterial masks after authorities announced a daily need of 10 million. – VnExpress International
FDA Requirements to Ship Face Masks to the USA | Registrar
To export masks to the USA, you first need to identify your product code. This is the determining factor for whether you need FDA clearance or NIOSH-Approval.
Market for Chinese-made masks is a madhouse, says broker | World news | The Guardian
Manufacturers making huge profits supplying to whoever can pay the most and pay fastest
New Manufacturers Jump Into Mask Making as Coronavirus Spreads – WSJ
Soaring demand for face masks is drawing entrepreneurs looking to supply the market. But first they have to line up the necessary machines and materials.
Face Masks and Surgical Masks for COVID-19: Manufacturing, Purchasing, Importing, and Donating Masks During the Public Health Emergency | FDA
Answers to frequently asked questions about face masks and surgical masks, including manufacturing, purchasing, importing, and donating masks during the COVID-19 public health emergency.