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May 19, 2022 05:23 AM
CHINA

Shanghai Speeds Up Customs Clearance of Covid Vaccines and Materials

China National Biotec Group’s mRNA Covid vaccine displayed at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in September 2021.
China National Biotec Group’s mRNA Covid vaccine displayed at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in September 2021.

Shanghai will open a “green channel” to speed up health quarantine approval procedures for Covid-19 vaccines, treatment drugs and other anti-epidemic materials, a customs official said Wednesday.

Shanghai is the center of China’s biomedical research and development industry, and most of the research and development of advanced mRNA vaccines are taking place in the city, which has been battling a surge of Covid cases since March.

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