USA Disposable Face Mask & Respirator Importing FAQs

How does a respirator factory become officially certified to export to the USA? The supplier will have to undergo NIOSH certification which costs about $8,000 per year and includes annual factory assessments by NIOSH inspectors. The certification process is very strict, which is why NIOSH-certified products are usually only acceptable for healthcare usage, as they are proven […]

Regulations Common To Both Face Mask & Respirator

Face masks used for protection during the Coronavirus pandemic, and in any healthcare setting, belong to the product category of ‘disposable medical PPE. We can generally categorize PPE face masks 3 ways: 1.Surgical face mask (medical face mask) – vary from 3 to 5 ply thickness 2.N95 Respirators – vary based on oil-resistance and filtration percentage 3.Regulations […]

Regulatory and standard information American buyers need to know when importing respirators (N95)

Face masks used for protection during the Coronavirus pandemic, and in any healthcare setting, belong to the product category of ‘disposable medical PPE. We can generally categorize PPE face masks 3 ways: 1.Surgical face mask (medical face mask) – vary from 3 to 5 ply thickness 2.N95 Respirators – vary based on oil-resistance and filtration percentage 3.Regulations […]

Regulatory and standard information American buyers need to know when importing surgical (medical) face mask

Face masks used for protection during the Coronavirus pandemic, and in any healthcare setting, belong to the product category of ‘disposable medical PPE. We can generally categorize PPE face masks 3 ways: Surgical face mask (medical face mask)– vary from 3 to 5 ply thickness N95 Respirators– vary based on non oil-resistance and filtration percentage […]

Announcement No.12 (2020) of the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, and the State Administration for Market Regulation on Further Enhancing Quality Oversight for Exported Epidemic Prevention and Control Supplies

In order to better support the international community’s joint response at this unusual moment towards a global public health crisis caused by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the measures to enhance quality oversight and step up export regulation for epidemic prevention and control supplies are announced as follows: Table of Contents Hand Sanitizer SupplierAutomatic Hand Sanitizer […]