Regarding HS code and duty rate of face masks in some major countries, we collected some information in main trade partners (US, Japan, EU, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand) of China. This is aimed at the face masks such as personal protective masks without special function components, including medical face masks and disposable face masks. All of below information were published by the custom officially.
According to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, HTSUS, the HS code of face masks in the US is 6307909889. And the duty rate imported from China is 7%. Regarding tariff imposed, according to announcement from the United States Trade Representative on March 12, 2020, the tariff is excluded for the face masks belonging to this HS code since September 1, 2019. Since then, all the face masks imported from China has been exempted from tariff. You can refer to the below chart for more information.
The HS code of face masks in Japan is 630790029. The duty rate imported from China is 4.7%. To learn more, see below:
The duty paragraph for face masks imported from China in EU is 6307909899 and the duty rate is 6.3%. You can see below for more information:
The duty paragraph for face masks imported from China in Korea is 6307909000, and normally, the tariff is 10%. However, from March 18, 2020 to June 30, 2020, Korea has been suspending imposing tariff for face masks from China(0 tariff currently), see below for more information:
The HS code(also referred to as duty paragraph) of face masks imported from China mainland in Taiwan is 63079050.
And, the duty rate for face masks imported from China mainland is 7.5%. However, from February 27, 2020 to May 26, 2020, provisional tax rates (also referred to as“flexible tax rate”in Taiwan area) for face masks was carried out in Taiwan area, i.e. the tariff is zero. You can see below for more information:
The HS code of face masks imported from China in Australia is 63079099 and the duty rate is 5%. See below for more information:
The HS code of face masks imported from China in New Zealand is 63079028. Zero tariff is applied to the face masks imported from China according to “New free trade agreement”. See below for more information:
Global demand for supplies used by our customers to treat and help protect people, such as respirators, is currently exceeding supply. Best Technology expects demand for respirators to outpace supply for the foreseeable future.
Throughout all the recent developments, Best Technology is working hard to uphold the commitments we made to supporting your business. We are very focused on protecting the health and safety of our workforce while maintaining the ability to keep serving you.
With more than 10 years of domain expertise in the industries we serve, we are here to help you adjust to whatever may happen next.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all of us, and all Best Technology colleagues are working around-the-clock to help provide critical tools for the fight. Our current focus: supporting health care and front-line workers as well as our regular and new customers around the world by providing products they need to help protect their lives.
We are seriously in choosing partners who can provide various kinds of respirators as well as medical products:
The partners who can double their global output rate to nearly 100 million respirators per month are in our priority;
Also, we anticipate doubling global capacity of our partners to almost 2 billion respirators in the next 12 months.
We have not increased the prices we charge for our respirators in this crisis.
Our efforts are guided by our value of Caring – for our people and their families, our consumers, and importantly, for those most in need right now. We want to share a few of the ways that we are responding to this global health crisis.
Moreover, after our efforts, all of our face masks, KN95 masks and all of other medical products have passed GB2626-2006 and CE standard. You can also find out the certificates from the above website.
Anything I can do for you? If there is a need, contact us anytime. Our sales team will be here to reply you instantly. Please keep safe and take good care of yourself and your families. Come on, our friends, wish the pandemic will end asap and everything can return to normal soon.
China’s fight against COVID-19 epidemic has achieved victory at this stage. Infected patients were found in 337 cities in China but now only 28 cities remaining patients in cure. So far till March 31st, there were 82545 confirmed cases in China, while 76225 cured and only 3006 remaining now. Most importantly, many of the areas finds only one figure number increase and others stop increasing for quite some days. If the first half of COVID-19 fighting is inside China national territory, the second half will be on the international stages while noticeable growth on COVID-19 infected cases are spreading all over the world now.
Best Technology has been collecting the measures in China on epidemic controls so in order to provide a more objective and useful reference for overseas professionals which we hope they could refer to and protect better themselves from the COVID-19.
During the height of the outbreak, trains didn’t stop at the disease’s epicenter, Wuhan
Trains, as well as other tightly packed forms of transportation, can serve as vectors of illness. The more people, the more closely packed, and the more poorly ventilated the space, you can imagine that’s a bad situation because there are a ton of people, they’re in very close quarters, and they’re a totally captive audience. Cutting off transportation was considered on the top three measures to contain the spread of the virus.
China built new hospitals in a rush, with workers toiling night and day to get them done.
China built two new 1,000-1,300-bed hospitals to fight the corona virus, one created in six days, and the second in 15 days, using prefabricated modules.
Corona virus testing was easily accessible and free
In China, patients who were confirmed to have the corona virus were either sent to an isolation center or hospital. The government also made clear that testing for the new virus was free, and COVID-19-related charges that weren’t covered by a person’s insurance would be paid for by the government.
The country implemented large-scale contact tracing in the early 2000s
During the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003, China set up large-scale surveillance systems that included contact tracing, a front-line public-health strategy that involves identifying and following up with people who may have come into contact with an infected person.
The country postponed non-urgent medical care and moved many doctor’s visits online. Not all patients were given the critical care they needed during the outbreak, though
In China, elective surgeries and other non-critical doctors’ visits were delayed, and many medical services were moved online. Someone in one place said 50% of their consultations are now done online; they just moved a whole bunch of what was normally done physically online to be able to keep the regular health services going.
Centers for Disease Control exploring a way of therapeutic plan combing Traditional Chinese medicines and Western medicines.
The combination of Traditional Chinese medicines and Western medicines had been proven effective on the SARS fights. Doctors of traditional Chinese medicines had volunteered for consulting and participating into the virus fights.
China used technology that aims to trace every single COVID-19 case
Traditional epidemic prevention manufacturers speed up and similar production lines integrating to make more necessary products
Many medicinal and pharmaceutical substances manufacturers launched automation assemble lines and increase manpower to speed up the mass production of necessary drugs, masks, ventilators to meet the huge consumption during virus fighting. Many of these companies arranged 24-hour shifts for maximizing the production.
Meanwhile other manufactures such as automotive OEM had change their assemble line into masks productions machines.
At the blast of COVID-19, returning Chinese carrying back epidemic products from overseas as much as they can
Returning travelers carried extra masks on their flights back to China and donated them to the hospital and governments in need. Some overseas Chinese unions also had helped ordering these products and sending to China.
Chinese citizens did their part to curb the disease’s trajectory on an individual level, too, though we may never know the true scale of their complaints or sacrifices in this outbreak.
In contrast to reports in the US of people clamoring over the last hand-sanitizer, the attitude of people in China was that they were all in this together. People stay at home for self-quarantine, lockdown and response to the postpone returning to work and school.
People who thought they might have the corona virus could go to one of the nation’s many fever clinics
People who thought they had the novel corona virus in China would often be sent to a special fever clinic, which have been widespread since the country dealt with an aggressive SARS outbreak in 2002. Their temperature would be taken, and they’d discuss their symptoms, medical history, travel history, and any prior contact with anyone infected with a doctor.
If necessary, patients might receive a CT scan, which is one way to do an initial screening for COVID-19. Each machine did maybe 200 a day. 5-10 minutes/scan. A typical hospital in the West does one or two an hour.
People quickly shifted jobs in order to assist during the outbreak
When it came to the non-medical response, there was a nationwide sense of solidarity with Hubei. Other provinces sent 40,000 medical workers to the center of the outbreak, many of whom were volunteers.
Workers in transportation, agriculture, and clerical positions were encouraged to new positions such as delivery, courier and epidemic prevention manufacturing, too.
While staying home, it’s been relatively easy for Chinese people to get extra food and supplies
China essentially mandated a country-wide shut down, demanding that every Chinese resident stay home until the curve was flattened. But in West, unlike China, a country-wide shutdown would be difficult to enforce.
Fifteen million people had to order food online. It was delivered. Yes, there were some screw-ups. But few said: every now and again there’s something missing from a package, but food supply is pretty much normal via ordering online.
Tomorrow March 8th, 2020 will be the Women’s Day! As it’ll be Sunday, so everyone in Best Technology get the gift today: One box of facial mask, one bottle of eye cream, and one bottle of moisturizer
We hope every lady in Best Technology keep happy, beautiful, while they’re working so hard, even working in middle night, in order to give our customers immediate reply. This is one of reason why you can see email reply within one hour sometimes even in the evening!
It’s the first time that every girl in Best Technology take a photo with a face mask! Everyone in Best Technology want the coronavirus to be finished ASAP, so that everyone doesn’t need to have a face mask and global economic turn back to normal level. At that time, we can take a photo again so that you can see the smiling face of our girls😊 and we believe that day will come in soon!
On September 21, all the staff in Best Technology came to the famous Phoenix Mountain under the leadership of Peter, our general manager.
This is a meaningful journey. We picked vegetables, cut up vegetables and cooked vegetables, the dishes were so delicious as to leave a deep impression on all the staff.
During the activity, we were divided into three groups. Each group was guided by one leader, everyone shared out the work and cooperated with one another. So it just took us 2 hours to finish up all the process before we can taste the delicious food in the end.
What is worthy of being mentioned is that Peter, as a general manager of Best Technology, can even make so many dishes, which were very tasty. He was so versatile that each of us felt great belief on Best Technology.
In such a competitive circumstances, the reason why Best Technology can keep growing can not do without the guidance of Peter and endeavor of every member. During the activity in the Phoenix Mountain, it was witnessed that everyone took an active part in it and cooperated with each other eye to eye.
Thanks to this activity, everyone got to know each other better, which will be conductive to the subsequent communication and work. Expect Best Technology will become stronger and stronger.
Since establishment on June 28, 2006, Best has experienced 13 years of spring and autumn, countless days and nights. The company’s team has also expanded from the original 1 person to nearly 100 people now. In these growing history, Best has survived one difficulty after another, writing page after page of new chapters.
Taking a group photo in the seaside
In order to celebrate the grand anniversary, all of Best’s colleagues went to a famous seaside in Shenzhen last weekend and felt cool on a hot summer day. At the same time, we also enjoyed the living experience of sea view room, tasted delicious seafood and held a grand BBQ Party.
On the evening of the event, the general manager of the company, Peter, shared his entrepreneurial journey with us:
Year 2006：Established in HK;
Year 2007: We had our office in Dongguan;
2010.1: Our company was moved to Shenzhen from Dongguan;
2014 to now: We own a bigger office in Shenzhen.
At the very beginning, Best only carried out metal dome business, and with the continuous development of Best, PCB and FPC manufacturing and assembly have become a part of Best business. Although there are many ups and downs along the way, but the overall has been up.
We do appreciate for all the clients and partners who believe us to support us along the way. Look forward to working together to continue to forge ahead, tide over the difficulties, strive to create the next brilliant.
Hello Everybody! We had backed to office on Feb 5! (The ninth day of first month of Chinese Lunar Calendar)
It’s a lucky and sunny day! We had 12 people backed to office (excludes people in factory) and according to Chinese culture, number 12 means every month will be lucky and full of successful!
Today one more girl back, tomorrow another guy will back. It’s a normal thing people didn’t back to office on the first day because there’re always something unexpected, such as Wedding, etc. In 2017, we had saw the new baby born of Tiffany’s, wedding party of Hanna, and this year we will see more baby and wedding.
Everybody was so happy to see each other after 2 weeks Spring Festival and eat the wedding candies, as well as checking and replying emails. We have a simple and colorful lunch together and in the afternoon went to Phoenix Mountain Forest for hiking. This is a traditional activity on the first working day after New Year vacation in our company. We can talk to each other under the open air, everybody shared their stories and we always laugh when heard something interested happened during holiday.
Team Member in Phoenix Mountain
You can see how happy when we are walking!
Walking & Laughing
That picture very funny. Everybody is looking at different things, when we sit down together to have a break, in the square of mountain.
What you are looking for?
We believe after such long vacation, all of our team members were fresh with energy and are ready to provide best service and suitable products to our customers. Looking forward to hearing more news from our customers, partners, friends and family, as well as looking for new people to join our team to make their dreams come true!
We’re glad to let everybody know that we’re going to have the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year for Chinese people (Normally start from the 24th day of the twelve month, to the 7th day of the first month, of lunar calendar), from Feb 1st to Feb 14th and will resume on Feb 15th (Monday).
Everybody in our company have worked hard, efficiently, tried every effort to reach our 2015 target. And finally, we have exceeded our personal limitation and get a prosperous 2015.
Now let’s have a good rest, relax ourselves, enjoy the happy time with family, friends. Thanks for their supporting that everybody in our company can work without worrying anything else.
Best Technology team have enrolled 2015 Shenzhen International Marathon and finally some of us lucky enough to get the ticket to attend the Marathon, and finished it successfully!
More important is: They’re happy in joining that sport, enjoying the atmosphere. At the same time, they challenged themselves! After joined the Marathon, they spent more time on exercise every week, even sometimes felt very tired after in the evening. After that, they feeling more powerful!
Lily & Peter after Marathon
Some of Best Tech Team members at 2015 Shenzhen Marathon