Taiwan bans export of digital thermometers until end of March

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/04/2020
By: Wu Chia-rung and Joseph Yeh

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Taipei, March 4 (CNA) The export of all types of digital thermometers from Taiwan is now prohibited, as the government is trying to ensure a steady domestic supply amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the country's Customs Administration said Wednesday.

The ban, which is effective from March 4-31, restricts the export of infrared forehead thermometers, ear thermometers, infrared thermal imaging cameras and all types of digital thermometers without the specific authorization of the national Bureau of Foreign Trade.

Furthermore, individuals are not permitted to mail digital thermometers abroad, but overseas travelers will be allowed to take two on each trip, the Customs Administration said.

The prohibitions do not apply to mercury thermometers, it said.   [FULL  STORY]

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