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US has removed some medical supplies from China

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — US authorities have removed some medical supplies from customs duties on products from China.

This was reported on Friday by The Wall Street Journal, citing the words of the spokesman for the office of the US representative at the trade talks, Robert Lighthizer.

According to the publication, medical gowns, disposable gloves, sheets, waste bags will be removed from the duties of the duties. Moreover, most medical products, the newspaper notes, are still under the influence of restrictive measures.

The publication clarifies that in relation to the listed product categories, a package of duties on goods worth $ 200 billion was introduced, introduced in September 2018. An exception was made against the background of the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States and the world.

According to CNN, the number of cases of infection with a new coronavirus in the United States reached 1920, 41 people died. The authorities of 24 states have introduced an emergency mode on their territory.

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