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Taxonomy: Affected Trading Partner - Thailand


Malaysia: Reduction and eventual exemption from export duty for crude palm oil

Measure #7232 | Published 10 Sep 2014 | Inception 1 Jul 2014 ▲

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In July 2014, Malaysia reduced the export duty on Crude Palm oil from 5.5% to 5%.  

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Vietnam: Rubber exports exempt from tax

Measure #7231 | Published 10 Sep 2014 | Inception 2 Oct 2014 ▲

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On 18 August 2014, the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 111/2014/TT-BTC reducing export tax of rubber products under HS 4001, 4002, and 4005 from 1% to 0%.   The Circular tokk effect on 2 October 2014. 

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China: Import tax reduction for comic and animation industries

Measure #7215 | Published 8 Sep 2014 | Inception 1 Jan 2011 ▲

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 On 19 May 2011, the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued Notice on Issuing the Interim Provisions on the Exemption of Import Tax from the Articles Imp

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China: Import Tax Incentives for the Development of the Software and Integrated Circuit Industries

Measure #7214 | Published 8 Sep 2014 | Inception 12 May 2011 ▲

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 On 12 May 2011, the General Administration of Customs issued the Annoucement on the Measures of Customs for Supporting the Development of the Software and Integrated Circuit Industries (Announcement [2011] No.30).

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South Africa: Preferential procurement rules for local products under the B-BBEE scheme

Measure #7200 | Published 7 Sep 2014 | Inception 7 Dec 2011 ▲

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On 8 June 2011, the National Treasury of South Africa gazetted new Preferential Procurement Regulations, which grants preference for local firms in line with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act.

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SACU: Import tariff rebate on fabrics and filaments for the manufacture of artificial turf

Measure #7197 | Published 7 Sep 2014 | Inception 18 May 2012 ▲

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Effective 18 May 2012, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) introduced new rebates for the industrial use of products under tariff headings 5404.1, 5404.90, 5407.20, and 5512.19, concerning various synthetic fabrics and monofilament for use in

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Republic of Korea: Elimination of import-licensing capital requirement on certain alcoholic beverages

Measure #7194 | Published 7 Sep 2014 | Inception 15 Feb 2013 ▲

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On 15 February 2013, the Republic of Korea abolished the import-licensing capital requirement (previously at 50 million won, roughly US$ 44,500) for wines, beers, and whiskeys.

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Republic of Korea: Increased foreign ownership limits in the telecom sector

Measure #7192 | Published 7 Sep 2014 | Inception 13 Aug 2013 ▲

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On 13 August 2013, the Telecommunications Business Act was amended. Foreign investors from FTA partners are henceforth allowed to indirectly own up to 100% of Korean facility-based telecommunication business.  

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Brazil: Temporary import tariff reduction on ten goods

Measure #7191 | Published 6 Sep 2014 | Inception 23 Jul 2014 ▲

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On 22 July 2014, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex) issued Resolution no. 56 reducing the import tariffs within specified quotas for various goods:  

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Vietnam: Reduced restrictions for import of lubricating oils and greases by foreign invested enterprises

Measure #7154 | Published 29 Aug 2014 | Inception 27 Mar 2014 ▲

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 On 27 March 2014, Vietnam issued Circular 3161/TCHQ-GSQL which removed the requirement for foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in Vietnam to obtain a certification form the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the import of lubricating oils an

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