China exempts US medical equipment from tariffs amid virus outbreak

Workers producing medical supplies at a factory in Binzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. (File photo: AFP)

China will accept applications for exemptions from trade-war tariffs on imports of US medical equipment from March 2, the government said Tuesday, as the country battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic.

Products that qualify include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment and instruments to measure blood pressure, according to a list released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

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