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1. First shipment   from China.   under   Mask USA project.
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USA New Mask Mfr    3-2020    North Carolina  

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Founded in 1997, Beautiful Nonwoven Company is one of largest nonwoven fabric enterprises in China.
Beautiful Nonwoven occupies an area of 160,000 square meters and has obtained certificates such as ISO 9001:2000, ISO13485 Quality Control System, TUV(CE0197) Medical Manufacturer Certificate, Disney Production Admission, and Chinese Medical Devices Assembly-line and FDA registration. Beautiful Nonwovens is equipped with a clean room area of 13,000 square meters and produces 50,000 metric tons of nonwoven fabrics annually, which are widely applied in hygienic, medical, protective and industrial applications.
     Founded in 1993, CL Enterprise is a manufacturer of spunbond lines featuring PP, SMS, SSMMS, PET, PE/PP (bi-component) and PLA (poly-lactic acid). CL Enterprise has supplied over 500 various production lines which are popular in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. The production lines are widely used in industrial, agriculture, national defense, medical and health care, sports tourism, home decoration, packaging and other market segments

北卡华人企业 Uniquetex 在北卡建成口罩生产自动线 (803) 629-0038 •    发表时间:2020-03-22 02:05:40
据南北卡商会会长王晴介绍,商会会员Uniquetex 为了帮助美国抵抗冠状病毒,本周建成口罩生产自动线,正式启动,可以供应大量民用口罩。
北卡夏洛特 (Charlotte, NC) 附近的 Uniquetex LLC 公司空运三套口罩设备运到美国,有一套已经安装试车
如果三套设备全部投入生产后,有望每天 生产20万个普通一次性口罩! 现急需 打包员,操作员,发货员5至 10名!,
PS:目前口罩暂不对个人零售。有急需的医疗机构,企业及团体,可咨询。有意者请联系:涵涵

   



北卡众议院议长提姆•莫尔 (NC house speaker Tim Moor) 为该公司发布的新闻:

4-2-2020   ShenZhen to Boston Boeing 767    1.2M N95 Mask      Trip Details....

A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China---on the Patriots' Plane

At 3:38 a.m. 4-1-2020 Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots’ team plane departed from an unusual locale: Shenzhen, China. On board the Boeing 767, in the cargo hold that used to be home to Tom Brady’s duffel bags, were 1.2 million N95 masks bound for the U.S.
Video and pictures of the event show workers in masks and full-body suits at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport loading box after box of the scarce and valuable personal protective equipment onto a red, white and blue plane emblazoned with the Patriots logo and “6X CHAMPIONS.”
The plane was permitted to be on the ground in China for a maximum of three hours, people familiar with the matter said, and the crew was required to stay on the plane while a ground crew loaded the cargo. It took 2 hours and 57 minutes. On Thursday, that plane will land somewhere more familiar: Boston Logan International Airport.

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The story of this remarkable delivery, based on documents and interviews with people involved in the operation, is a window into the frenzied scramble by states to acquire life-saving equipment needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The process involves not just tracking down goods, but also tapping intermediaries and calling in favors to navigate a dense global bureaucracy that the pandemic has virtually paralyzed.

As the country and the medical system have grappled with responding to the virus, one of the greatest pressure points has been the shortage of N95 masks, critical equipment to protect against its spread. Demand has significantly outpaced supply, putting health-care workers and patients at even greater risk.


Massachusetts’ quest to acquire these masks was a tense, weekslong saga that began with the state’s governor and winded through embassies, private partners and the U.S.’s most successful football franchise. After a layover in Alaska and an anxious process to win approval from Chinese officials, the plane was given permission to land in China to collect the masks.

“I’ve never seen so much red tape in so many ways and obstacles that we had to overcome,” said Robert Kraft, the Patriots’ owner. “In today’s world, those of us who are fortunate to make a difference have a significant responsibility to do so with all the assets we have available to us.”

The effort began with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who was concerned about the state’s mask supply and, two weeks ago, believed he had struck a deal to acquire more than a million of them from a collection of Chinese manufacturers. But officials had to figure out how to get them shipped out of China at a time when unusual cargo shipments out of the country can be especially tricky.
“I just have to get them here,” he told a longtime friend.

That longtime friend was Jonathan Kraft, Robert Kraft’s son, who holds two jobs that became highly relevant to the proceedings. Jonathan Kraft is the chairman of the board at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the country’s most renowned facilities. He’s also the Patriots’ president, and the team had something it thought might be of help: a giant airplane.

There were tough questions to resolve. Robert and Jonathan Kraft first had to check if the plane were ready and able to make such a lengthy journey on such short notice. There was also the fact that the team’s Boeing 767 is a passenger plane built to carry Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, not massive stores of cargo.

Then, most critically, they had to secure permission to land in China—a delicate feat during this global pandemic. Even if they received the proper permits, they were worried the pilots would be required by China to quarantine for 14 days before returning.

The primary issue was the simplest: getting the right to land the 767. Gov. Baker, the U.S. State Department, Robert Kraft and others sent letters to China’s general counsel in New York requesting the special permits.

 The letters, dated March 24 to 30, ask for waivers to allow the humanitarian mission and state that no member of the crew would leave the aircraft.

By last Friday night, the crew had moved to Wilmington, Ohio, because the plane needed an avionics upgrade for the international trip. The mission received waivers from China to land and do so without quarantining—nobody would be on board besides the necessary flight crew—but they were told the crew still needed visas.

So the entire group scrambled to a local pharmacy and took pictures for the application. The pictures were flown to New York to be taken to the Chinese embassy, and then flown back to Ohio. Huang Ping, China’s counsel general in New York, proved to be a major ally in the effort and get the rush jobs done,

including by opening the consulate over the weekend to get the visas processed in time, people familiar with the matter said.
Next, the plane headed to Alaska. The only breaks the crew took from then on were for mandatory rest and downtime. As a precaution, the crew included maintenance people and spare parts so they could solve any potential issues in China without people on the ground.

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In addition to handling the logistics and the plane, the Kraft family had agreed to pay $2 million,
or approximately half the cost of the goods.

The order of 1.7 million N95 masks was produced by various manufacturers across the country.

“What we needed,” said Jim Nolan, who spearheaded the logistics as the COO of Kraft Sports and Entertainment, “were boots on the ground to gather the goods and get them to the right place.”

They needed even more than that: the products needed to be counted, inspected and then quickly ushered through customs. Through intermediaries, people familiar with the matter said, they were connected to executives at Chinese tech giant Tencent, who pledged a crew of more than a dozen people. Over the course of several days, the Tencent team mobilized to inspect and aggregate the masks.

Some facilities had less than promised and were still waiting on the production to be complete. The crew stayed with the goods overnight to make sure nothing happened to them before taking them to the Shenzhen airport and shuttling them through customs.

By early Wednesday morning on the East Coast, the Patriots’ 767 had landed in Shenzhen from Alaska. It stayed grounded for 2 hours and 57 minutes—just within the three-hour window the crew was given.

Because cargo wasn’t allowed on parts of the passenger plane, only 1.2 million of the masks fit. The rest, which is being held securely by Tencent, will be transported shortly on another shipment.

The plane headed back to Alaska, and then Boston. But that wasn’t the last stop for some of the masks. Robert Kraft, despite his franchise’s historical acrimony with the New York Jets, has always held a soft spot for New York.

 He attended Columbia University, has a residence in the city and said he was especially moved when the two teams played in the first weekend of games after the 9/11 attacks, when the Patriots were led out of the tunnel by a Patriots’ player whose family members served in the New York City Fire Department and were being cheered on the field.
Kraft added that he has been moved by the leadership of Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the last several weeks. And that gave him an idea.
So, with the agreement of Gov. Baker, they pledged to send 300,000 of the masks on to New York.

Patriots plane brings 1.2M masks from China for local health care workers

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a truck parked on the tarmac at an airport: Crates of N95 medical masks are unloaded from a plane belonging to the New England Patriots at Boston's Logan International Airport on April 2, 2020. © Provided by WCVB Boston Crates of N95 medical masks are unloaded from a plane belonging to the New England Patriots at Boston's Logan International Airport on April 2, 2020.

A plane full of much-needed personal protective gear for local health care workers arrived in Massachusetts Thursday night.
A New England Patriots team plane traveled to China in order to bring nearly a million N95 masks back to Boston.

The plane departed Shenzhen, China, just after 3:30 a.m. Thursday and landed at Logan International Airport just before 6 p.m.

"This is a moment that for the past few weeks, that the lieutenant governor and I hoped we'd be here to celebrate,
but never knew would really happen," said Gov. Charlie Baker.

Baker was emotional as he thanked Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son, Jonathan, for their role in delivering the much-needed medical supplies back to Massachusetts.
"Jonathan, honestly, we can't thank you, your dad and your family enough for answering the call and helping make this happen," Baker said.
Members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard are transferring the boxes of masks onto trucks,
which will transport them to a state stockpile in Marlborough.

Baker shared a photo of the plane while it was in China Thursday morning on Twitter,
saying "No days off ... Huge thanks to the Krafts and several dedicated partners for making this happen."

The plane was only allowed to be on the ground in Shenzhen for three hours,
as workers in masks and full-body suits loaded the boxes of medical supplies onto the plane.

Baker said the entire, complicated endeavor was conceived after millions of masks ordered by the state were seized prior to delivery.
He did not specify the agency responsible.
"Around the time that we had our 3 million masks that we had ordered through BJs confiscated in the port of New York,
at that point it became pretty clear to us that using what I would describe as sort of a 'traditional approach to this' wasn't going to work," said Gov. Baker


国防生产法   Defense Production Act

美国国家安全审查制度实施近况与 发展趋势 1950 年《国防生产法》( the Defense ProductionAct of 1950)
第721 节授权美国总统及其授权机关有权审查或禁止可能对 国家安全产生影响的 外国投资。

国防生产法(Defense Production Act  ),   1950年9月
是指美国国会于1950年批准颁布的关于国防生产的基本法律。
该法明确规定了有关国防生产的优先顺序,确定了特资与设施的分配体制和征收权,同时根据有关条款,
国防企业扩大生产能力提供强有力的财政援助,以保证物价与工资的稳 定。
对国防生产过程中可能出现的  劳资纠纷  和  信用监督  等问题提出了解决的方法。
这个法律有效地调整了国防生产各方面的关系,保证了国防生产按国防需要的规模、品种和顺利进行发展,
缩短了战时工业动员的准备时间,对于保障国家安全和其他活动的顺利开展,具有一定的影响。
   
目录       1 法律介绍      2 法律动用

1. 法律介绍:
国防法规是由国家立法机关制定的并以国家强制力保证其实施的,用于调整国防体制、武装力量建设、国防科技建设、
战争动员体制、国防生产、全民防御和国防教育等方面社会关系的法律规范的总称。
它是国家国防政策的法律体现,是指导国防活动的行为准则,又是国家法律体系的重要组成部分。

2. 法律动用:
2020年4月28日,美国总统特朗普签署行政令,动用《国防生产法》授权要求美国肉类加工厂在新冠疫情期间继续运营,
以确保向美国消费者持续供应牛肉、猪肉和禽肉等产品。

3-18-2020

The wartime legislation enacted in 1950 gives the president a broad set of authorities to shape the domestic industrial base so that it is capable of providing essential materials and goods needed in a national security crisis.

The law allows the president to require businesses and corporations to prioritize and accept contracts for required materials and services. It also allows the president to provide incentives for the domestic industrial base to expand the production and supply of critical materials and goods, according to a March 2 report by the Congressional Research Service.


Defense Production Act (DPA), U.S. federal legislation, enacted on September 8, 1950, and regularly reauthorized, that grants to the president various temporary powers to intervene in the national economy to ensure or expedite the production of goods, services, and resources which he or she deems necessary to promote the country’s “national defense.” Requested by Pres. Harry Truman in July 1950 following the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula, the Defense Production Act (DPA) was intended to help the U.S. military and U.S. defense industries, which had been scaled back following the end of World War II, to quickly prepare for war against North Korea in defense of the South. Of the law’s original seven titles, four (titles II, IV, V, and VI) were allowed to lapse in 1953 and were formally repealed in 2009. The DPA, particularly its Title I, has been invoked hundreds of thousands of times—including by cabinet departments and other agencies exercising delegated DPA authorities—as Congress, in several reauthorizations and amendments, gradually expanded the law’s definition of “national defense” to encompass, among other things, preparedness for or response to domestic emergencies, including terrorist attacks and “natural hazards.” The DPA now defines “national defense” as “programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity,” including “emergency preparedness activities” (defined by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act [1988] as “all those activities and measures designed or undertaken to prepare for or minimize the effects of a hazard upon the civilian population”).

Among the current titles of the DPA, Title I generally authorizes the president, when he or she deems it “necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense,” to prioritize the performance of federal contracts or orders by businesses and to “allocate,” or control the distribution of, “materials, services, and facilities.” It also prohibits the hoarding of materials that the president has designated as scarce or likely to become scarce in the event of hoarding. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Title I prioritization authority was used, for example, to support the production of the M1 Abrams tank and the B-2 bomber; to ensure the adequate supply of electrical power and natural gas to California when that state faced the possibility of massive blackouts; and to provide food, water, and other necessities to populations affected by natural disasters. The allocation authority under the title was used only rarely in the 20th century—for example, to support the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1974.
Beginning in March 2020, amid a health care crisis in the United States brought about by the rapid spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, Pres. Donald Trump issued a series of executive orders and memoranda that applied his prioritization and allocation authorities to address widespread shortages of ventilators for critically ill patients and personal protective equipment for doctors and other medical workers.

Title III of the DPA authorizes the president to provide financial incentives to businesses, including loans or loan guarantees and purchases or purchase commitments, to increase the country’s capacity to produce goods, materials, and technology that the president deems to be “critical” or “essential” to national defense. Title III authority has been used, for example, to support the development of advanced radar and electronic warfare capabilities and the production of rare-earth elements, among many other projects.

Title VII, among other things, authorizes the president or a delegated official to approve voluntary agreements or plans of action among competing businesses that in normal circumstances would violate or potentially violate antitrust or contract laws and, by the 1988 Exon-Florio amendment, to review and suspend or prohibit proposed acquisitions, mergers, or takeovers involving U.S. and foreign companies that “threaten to impair the national security.” The title also partly immunizes businesses against liability for damages or penalties for complying with rules and regulations issued under the DPA. Title VII authority under the Exon-Florio amendment was used in 1990, for example, to force a Chinese aerospace technology company to divest itself of a Seattle-based manufacturer of aircraft parts.

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By the four repealed titles of the DPA, the president was briefly (until 1953) authorized to requisition materials and property from businesses (Title II), to ration consumer goods and impose wage and price controls (Title IV), to force the settlement of labour disputes (Title V), and to regulate consumer credit and credit and loans for real-estate construction (Title VI).


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FEMA's Transportation Management Branch mobilizes the commercial transportation industry to meet the expeditious movement of life-saving / life supporting response commodities for the citizens and responders. FEMA Transportation's primary objective is to expedite support commodities that will sustain, support, restore and supplies the necessary needs for the care and wellbeing of our citizens and communities faced with any natural and/or man-made disasters. FEMA STOS provides the terms and conditions for transportation and related services for Freight of All Kind (FAK) for shipments moved by truck, rail, air, water or a combination of these modes. It applies to all rate tenders filed with FEMA.

Pentagon to produce millions of N95 masks using Defense Production Act  4-11-2020 

The Pentagon is executing its first project under the authorities granted by the Defense Production Act in order to produce
more than 39 million critical N95 masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“On the evening of April 10, the Department of Defense received approval from the White House
Task Force to execute the first DPA Title 3 project responding to COVID-19,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said in a statement.

“The $133M project will use these authorities to increase domestic production capacity of N95 masks to over 39 million in the next 90 days,” the statement added. 
    (39M pcs/1-3mo.   10 Lines,  100Kx30x10= 30,000K pcs/mo.  each Lines will cost $13.3M vs our est. $200K  66.5times more  vic  5-2020)   ,

The names of the companies involved were not immediately announced.

N95 masks have been seen as a critical resource and the Defense Department has already pledged 10 million such masks from its own stockpiles
 to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The US military has also deployed hundreds of its doctors and nurses into some of hardest hit hospitals,
two Navy hospital ships, and thousands of National Guard members to support the country’s coronavirus response.

President Donald Trump last week separately authorized the Defense Production Act to be used, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency
to obtain from 3M as many N95 masks the federal agency thought was necessary to help with the response.


CBP/FEMA joint statement on Defense Production Act for PPE
Release Date:    April 8, 2020   https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/coronavirus  

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued the following joint statement:

“On Friday, April 3, President Trump issued “Memorandum on Allocating Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources to Domestic Use” directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to use the Defense Production Act to keep scarce medical resources within the United States for domestic use. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) subject to this policy includes N95 respirators, and a variety of other filtering respirators; air-purifying respirators; surgical masks; and, surgical gloves.

FEMA and CBP are working together to prevent domestic brokers, distributors, and other intermediaries from diverting these critical medical resources overseas.
To accomplish this, CBP will detain shipments of the PPE specified in the President’s Memorandum while FEMA determines whether to return the PPE for use within the United States;
to purchase the PPE on behalf of the United States; or, allow it to be exported.”


CBP COVID-19 Updates and Announcements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal, state, and local agencies to support the whole-of-government effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Please visit coronavirus.gov and USA.gov/coronavirus for official government-wide information and CDC.gov/coronavirus for health-related updates about COVID-19.Visit DHS.gov/coronavirus for homeland security updates and FEMA's website to distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Announcements 

CBP COVID-19 Information

Trade Announcements and Advisories

This webpage does not serve as a substitute for official trade notice websites, such as the Federal Register, CBP’s Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS), Customs Bulletins, etc. The information on this webpage is subject to change as new information becomes available and is meant as an additional resource for the trade community.

COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (CCRT)

Imports.cbp.gov - CBP has added a new tool to easily find answers to COVID-19  FAQs on admissibility, cargo hold and facilitation, personal protective equipment import guidance, classification, and duties. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit a question of your own!

In an effort to coordinate inquiries regarding the import of medical supplies and personal protective equipment, CBP's Pharmaceuticals, Health and Chemical Center of Excellence and Expertise has established the COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (CCRT).  This team is a multidisciplinary team to triage incoming inquires, coordinate with affected ports, and respond directly as appropriate. Imports.cbp.gov will be used as CBP’s coordinating mechanism for receiving and responding to inquiries concerning the items below items.  Assigned staff will also coordinate with the ports and other government agencies to ensure that legitimate shipments are not unnecessarily delayed.

Types of inquires that should be submitted via the import.cbp.gov Contact Request Form are:

  • Facilitation requests from other government agencies and private industry, and
  • General inquiries regarding the import of medical instruments.

Visa Waiver Program Updates

CBP Offers Flexibility to Departing Visa Waiver Program Travelers -
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced April 17, 2020 that
 Visa Waiver Program travelers who have been granted satisfactory departure may now apply for an additional 30-day extension of their admission period if they remain unable to depart the United States because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

These travelers may apply for the additional satisfactory departure period by contacting:
 (1) any local CBP Port of Entry or Deferred Inspection Site; or
 (2) the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Contact Center. Travelers should be prepared to provide their passport number when submitting their request.   


Regulations and Rulings

Temporary Postponement of Duties, Taxes, and Fees due to COVID-19 -  the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)), is amending the CBP regulations to temporarily postpone the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties,taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, for merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. 

The National Commodity Specialist Division is accepting binding ruling requests. To submit requests via eRulings and for updated guidance, visit https://erulings.cbp.gov/s/. Please note: delays may occur in processing due to COVID-19.


 
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