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US announces acceptance of Chinese standard masks such as KN95, sellers ship 2 million pieces a day

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the acceptance of Chinese standard masks such as KN95. Will you sell it as a cross-border seller?
U.S. CDC announces acceptance of Chinese standard masks such as KN95
The global epidemic situation is still severe, with more than 65,000 confirmed cases in the United States. The shortage of protective materials across the United States is intensifying. On March 25, local medical staff in Oakland, California protested the shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks and protective clothing on the street. In the video, they shouted with a slogan: "We want PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), now!" A nurse said that he wanted to be "enclosed" like Chinese and Italian medical staff.
 
In order to alleviate the shortage of medical supplies, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the "Optimizing N95 Mask Supply Strategy: Crisis / Alternative Strategy", which is based on conventional capabilities and emergency capabilities strategies.

In this release, the CDC states that it is necessary to consider suitable replacements for N95 masks during an anticipated or known shortage of N95 masks. When the supply is insufficient, the following products are expected to be substitutes for N95 masks during the COVID-19 period, and become suitable options for everyone to provide protection.

These alternatives include masks produced by the Chinese standards GB 2626-2006 and GB / T 18664-2002. This means that the United States has accepted Chinese standard masks such as KN95, which is a business opportunity for cross-border export sellers.
 
However, this opportunity has triggered the "boycott" sentiment of many domestic netizens. The views of these people are as follows:
 
Yes, there is production of anti-epidemic materials, but the FDA is not established, that is, it is not sold to Americans;
Hope that domestic manufacturers have a bottom line and principles, and do not drive down prices to each other;
It feels that the United States may perfuncate a sentence or two when it is sold. After the epidemic is not needed, it is estimated that the quality of various diss epidemic prevention materials will be started, and then we will come back and scold us for exporting substandard products. The United States is a big country. ;
Don‘t sell unless Trump apologizes; it‘s okay to sell, but it‘s not too much to give the world‘s highest price?
 
It is estimated that many of these boycotts are keyboard men who do not do export business. At this time, some cross-border export sellers also showed a rational side.
 
Some netizens said that most factories have canceled / reduced poor orders. It is not wrong for some companies to switch to the production of such materials and export them to the United States. Viruses do not recognize good or bad, and the fight against the epidemic should not be bordered.
 
Some insiders also said that the epidemic was global and had a certain impact on industries around the world. Many domestic export-oriented enterprises are facing production suspensions, and foreign trade export problems have become prominent. As the world‘s factory, China also welcomes new industrial opportunities. Global demand for medical protection products has greatly increased, and many companies have also switched to production in a timely manner to seek profits and secure employment. Even if we do not export directly to the United States, the United States will get it through a third country.
 
At present, the production capacity of masks in China has increased, and some products are being exported. The sales of protective materials such as masks that meet relevant requirements are booming. A seller broke the news that his colleagues sold more than 2 million masks a day.
 


In addition to the popularity of mask sales, the epidemic has further increased the probability of online shopping. In Japan, home consumption is increasing due to school suspensions and companies implementing home office. Amazon Japan‘s logistics executive said that in March this year, the express delivery volume of Japanese people online shopping had exceeded seasonal promotions in July and November-December, "approaching the highest level in history."
 
At the same time that the sales at Japan were hot, the situation at the United States was not optimistic. Under the epidemic, some workers at Amazon in the United States were also confirmed to be infected, which may further affect Amazon‘s work efficiency.
Amazon confirms infection in 9 U.S. warehouses

According to foreign media sources, Amazon has confirmed infection with the new crown virus in at least nine warehouses in the United States. The warehouses involved include Queens, New York, Staten Island, New York, Moreno Valley, California, Jacksonville, Florida, Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Brownstown, Michigan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , Katie, Texas, and Wallingford, Connecticut.
 
Yesterday, foreign media reported that Amazon employees in at least six warehouses in the United States were tested positive, and today the number of infections has risen to nine, which will inevitably cause Amazon buyers to worry. After the above news was sent out, some consumers became upset, commenting on social media that:
 
"Oh my god, our courier ..."
"I received an Amazon courier yesterday ..."
"I need to receive a package today. I‘ll have to disinfect the outer packaging later."
"My parcel was just shipped from an Illinois warehouse yesterday. Hope it‘s all right."
"When I received the package from Amazon at the end of last month, I threw the bags into the trash before I entered, so it seems that Prime bought this year for nothing."
 
There are also rational buyers who say that the probability of the virus spreading through courier is very small, and getting sterilization by courier is common sense for epidemic prevention. However, there are some hidden concerns in the process of parcel delivery.
 
Reuters reported an example. Joseph Alvarado worked for a company that signed a delivery contract with Amazon. One day last week, he delivered to Amazon in Orange County, California. He stopped at 153 stops and touched himself. Vans delivered more than 225 packages inside and out, and knocked on the door of dozens of customers.
 
But Alvarado‘s company did not provide gloves or masks, and only occasionally issued a hand sanitizer, and he and other drivers said that they had little time to stop and wash their hands because of pressures such as delivery speed. In addition, the truck he drove was not cleaned before or after his 10-hour shift, and the parcel boxes touched by warehouse workers and delivery drivers were not cleaned.
 
Due to the epidemic, Amazon faces greater challenges, and sellers are also forced to withstand more operating pressure.

Amazon announces removal of order delays and long-term storage fee waiver

In response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Amazon has taken new measures. The seller received this notice in the background yesterday:
 


 Tackling a new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic: removal of order delays and long-term storage fee waiver


In order to ensure that we have sufficient resources to accept, replenish, and distribute the inventory of high-priority goods (such as household necessities and medical supplies), we temporarily suspended the removal operations of some operation centers.
 
You can continue to create removal orders, but we will delay the completion of the order. There is also a delay in automatic removal.
 
Therefore, we have decided to waive the long-term storage fees incurred on April 15 at the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Czech Republic operations centers.
 
We understand that this will affect your business, so we make this decision after careful consideration. We are working hard to improve our operational capabilities.
 
According to foreign media news, Amazon said on Wednesday that considering that merchants are facing the risk of falling sales due to the new coronavirus pandemic, they will not temporarily require sellers on its platform to repay loans to them. Repayments were suspended on Thursday until April 30. It stated that no interest would accrue during this period. "The loan repayment will resume on May 1, 2020," Amazon said in the seller notification.