By: Wu Chia-rung and Joseph Yeh
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]