Taiwan to allow export of fabric masks for limited time

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/11/2020
By: Wu Po-wei and Evelyn Kao

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Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Taiwan will allow the export of fabric face masks from March 12 until April 30, as domestic production has been increasing, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday.

In a notice, the ministry said the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has given the green light for people in Taiwan to send fabric masks to relatives and friends overseas amid the global spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.

The term "fabric masks" refers to those made of woven or knitted fabrics that do not have effective filters against micro-particles, according to the ministry.

It said no special export permit will be required to ship such masks abroad during the period March 12 to April 30, only a customs declaration listing the contents of the package.

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