China has announced that it will waive tariffs on imports of selected US medical equipment from March 2, as China strives to contain coronavirus.
The new COVID-19 strain in China, has claimed the lives of over 1,800 people.
Products qualifying for exemption include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment and instruments to measure blood pressure, accord ..
The government said that this measure would “better meet the growing needs of Chinese consumers” and that it would accept applications from firms in China. The exemptions will apply for a limited period, supporting firms that want to import from the US based on “business considerations”.
The list of eligible products also includes food items such as frozen pork, beef and seafood.