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Beijing restricts market access for health commodities

Recent changes to procurement guidelines in China will hit medical equipment manufacturers such as Siemens, GE Healthcare and Philips the hardest, according to new details. Beijing had instructed local authorities to rely on more locally produced goods when procuring MRI and X-ray equipment, as well as surgical endoscopes and PCR testing equipment. Of the 315 product categories affected, 200 alone are located in the medical sector, according to details of the public procurement regulation recently published by Nikkei Asia.

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