The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that China has "decided to schedule the entire category of…
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that China has “decided to schedule the entire category of fentanyl types as controlled substances and begin the process of revising relevant laws and regulations.”
China and the United States have agreed to take active action to strengthen cooperation on law enforcement and drug control, including the control of fentanyl typefaces, says it.
The new term for synthetic opioid drugs means that people in China who sell fentanyl to the United States “will be subject to China’s maximum penalty under the law”, according to a statement from the White House.
Trump and Xi met at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
0% tariffs on Chinese goods of $ 200 billion, instead of raising them to 25%, White House said.
Fentanyl, an extremely powerful drug, is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and 30-50 times stronger than heroin.
According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,500 people of synthetic opioid overdoses were killed in 2014, most of them of those related to fentanyl. This is an increase of 80% compared to the number of deaths reported in 2013. Last year, the Drug Administration issued a national alert claiming that “drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl occur at an alarming rate”. In 2013, the Drug Administration made 942 fentanyl attacks. in 2014 it made 3 344.
In August, Trump claimed Twitter. Chinese suppliers run by American opioid crisis.
“It’s outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl will pour into the US Postal System from China. We can, and must, stop this now! The Senate will pass STOP ACT – and constantly stop this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No longer delays! “Tweeten said.
Yu Haibin, a senior civil servant with China’s National Drugs Control Commission, said in a press release at the time that Trump’s comments were “unacceptable” and “irresponsible”.
“The United States has no evidence that most fentanyles in the country come from China,” he said. “It is highly irresponsible to draw such a conclusion on the basis of certain individual cases.”
Officials in Washington consider China to be the the leading source of fentanyl found within US borders after a 2017 US Congress report citing law enforcement and drug investigators.
Trump last year declared the opioid crisis a public health situation in the United States and raised the issue with Xi when the two leaders met in Beijing in November 2017.
CNN’s Kevin Bohn and Steven Jiang contributed to this report.