In South China Morning Post, Katherine Wang Addresses Cross-Border Transfer Regulations of Viruses and Genetic Sequence Data

In The News
May 18, 2020

The South China Morning Post examines how the international community has failed to agree on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Without such regulations, cross-border cooperation on global health threats could be at stake.

Life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Katherine Wang (Shanghai) explains that if a scientist wants to export a virus or data samples containing viral gene sequences, they should get an export permit and meet hygiene, quarantine, and inspection criteria so they can get export approval to ship those samples outside of China.