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Taiwan ’s Aid to the EU Has Arrived

by Bertram Clark
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Taiwan fights Coronavirus side by side with the world. The Taiwan government strictly controls the production of masks, controls the domestic epidemic situation, and invests in supporting other countries.


(Image via European Commission Press Corner)

Brussels, Belgium (Merxwire) – The EU announced on April 9 that Taiwan ’s mask assistance to the EU has arrived today and will be delivered to Spain and Italy. The remaining 5.9 million masks will be provided to other Member States.

“In these difficult times, international cooperation is crucial. We highly appreciate Taiwan’s gesture of solidarity with its donation of medical masks to the European Union. The Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre has facilitated the delivery of 1 million these masks to Spain and Italy, which were a direct donation to the European Union. The remaining 5.9 million masks are being provided through bilateral channels to other Member States.” said Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management.

Made in Taiwan’s product quality is always recognized internationally. The quality of Chinese manufacturing was questioned when the epidemic increased. Coronavirus Rapid Screening Reagents and Masks exported from China were protested or returned by Czech, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Philippines and other countries due to poor quality or non-conformity. The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China announced on March 30 that it requires relevant departments to strictly control the quality of exported medical materials, but it also calls on countries to choose product suppliers that meet the standards when purchasing.

Links to news related to medical risks caused by inferior masks:

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China Pushes to Churn Out Coronavirus Gear, Yet Struggles to Police It.

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Nowadays, exporters of coronavirus test kits, medical masks, protective clothing, ventilators and infrared thermometers must show they’re certified in China and promise their products also meet the quality standards of the importing nation or region, according to a Ministry of Commerce statement, only with the approval of the Chinese regulatory agency will the customs allow its export.

 

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