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: 08 Apr 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 8 April 2016, the State Council of China issued circular Shui Wei Hui '2016' No. 2 adjusting the import duty on a number of items brought into the country for personal use. This action is related to a relaxation of import allowances for personal use via e-commerce implemented on the same day (see related measure). The rates described below will also apply to foreign goods ordered online with a value exceeding the limits established in that relaxation.
 
Hereto, the subject goods have been merged from four groups of products into three groups of products, each with their own import tariff. The reclassification impliesan increase of the import tariff on books, newspapers, journals, educational video materials; computers, video camcorders, digital cameras and other information technology products; food and beverage; gold and silver; furniture; toys, game product, and festival articles or other entertainment articles from 10% to 15%.
On sporting goods (excluding golf balls and equipment), fishing supplies; textiles and manufactured goods; video cameras and other electrical appliances; and bicycles the duty is set at 30%, more or less increased from 20%.
 
On tobacco, alcohol; precious jewellery and jade jewellery; golf balls and equipment; luxury watches; and cosmetics the duty is increased from 30% or 50% to 60%, depending on the subject good.
 
The four groupssurpassed by this regulation were initially introduced by Shui Wei Hui '2011' No. 3.
 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220820 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
220830 Whiskies
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products
220850 Gin and Geneva
220860 Vodka
220870 Liqueurs and cordials
220890 Other
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
2206 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
220600 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
243 Malt liquors & malt
2203 Beer made from malt.
220300 Beer made from malt.
250 Tobacco products
2402 Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
240210 Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco
240220 Cigarettes containing tobacco
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4801 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
480100 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
327 Registers, notebooks, diaries & similar articles
4820 Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles, exercise books, blottingpads, binders (looseleaf or other), folders, file covers, manifold business forms, interleaved carbon s
482010 Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3304 Beauty or makeup preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or sun tan preparations; manicure or pedicure preparations.
330410 Lip makeup preparations
330420 Eye makeup preparations
330430 Manicure or pedicure preparations
330491 Powders, whether or not compressed
330499 Other
381 Furniture
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940310 Metal furniture of a kind used in offices
940320 Other metal furniture
940330 Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices
940340 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen
940350 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom
940360 Other wooden furniture
940370 Furniture of plastics
940389 Other
940390 Parts
382 Jewellery & related articles
7113 Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
711311 Of silver, whether or not plated or clad with other precious metal
711319 Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal
711320 Of base metal clad with precious metal
7114 Articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
711419 Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal
384 Sports goods
9506 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including tabletennis) or outdoor games, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; swimming pools and paddling pools.
950619 Other
950631 Clubs, complete
950632 Balls
950639 Other
950640 Articles and equipment for tabletennis
950659 Other
950661 Lawntennis balls
950662 Inflatable
950691 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics
950699 Other
9507 Fishing rods, fishhooks and other line fishing tackle; fish landing nets, butterfly nets and similar nets; decoy “birds” (other than those of heading 92.08 or 97.05) and similar hunting or shooting requisites.
950710 Fishing rods
950720 Fishhooks, whether or not snelled
950730 Fishing reels
950790 Other
385 Games & toys
" class="default-popupover-item"> 9503 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
" class="default-popupover-item"> 950300 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
9505 Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including conjuring tricks and novelty jokes.
950590 Other
413 Basic precious metals & metals clad with precious metals
7106 Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form.
710610 Powder
710691 Unwrought
710692 Semimanufactured
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
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8525 Transmission apparatus for radiobroadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders.
852550 Transmission apparatus
852560 Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus
852580 Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8521 Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner.
852110 Magnetic tapetype
852190 Other
484 Watches & clocks; parts
9101 Wristwatches, pocketwatches and other watches, including stopwatches, with case of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
910111 With mechanical display only
910121 With automatic winding
910129 Other
9102 Wristwatches, pocketwatches and other watches, including stopwatches, other than those of heading 91.01.
910211 With mechanical display only
910212 With optoelectronic display only
910219 Other
910221 With automatic winding
910229 Other
910291 Electrically operated
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8712 Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised.
871200 Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised.

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