IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Nov 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

On 15 November 2009, China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) jointly published a new directive related to government procurement titled the 'Notification Regarding the Launch of National Indigenous Innovation Product Accreditation Work for 2009.' The directive aims to promote the usage of Chinese products (by creating a directory of accredited products that are eligible for government procurement contracts) and thereby to encourage an increase in innovation and technology development.
This Directive (Number 618) requires that successful applicants to be on the above-mentioned directory be legal entities in China that can demonstrate their ownership of the relevant intellectual property to make a given product. Accreditation is for two to four years and can be renewed. Firms were given 25 days, that is, until 10 December 2010, to comply with this procedure. 
 
 
The Directive applies to the following high-tech products: Computers and application equipment; Communications products; Modern Office Equipment; Software; New Energy and new energy devices; and High-efficiency and energy-saving products. 
At a minimum, this directive creates an accreditation scheme that will discriminate against foreign firms that are not located in China and that seek to supply the listed products.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847321 Of the electronic calculating machines of subheading 8470.10, 8470.21 or 8470.29
847329 Other
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847330 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.71
847350 Parts and accessories equally suitable for use with machines of two or more of the headings 84.69 to 84.72

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