INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
22 May 2017 Definitive duty
22 Sep 2016 Initiation

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: 22 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 22 September 2016, the Chinese authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of sugar. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 1701.12.00, 1701.13.00, 1701.14.00, 1701.91.00, 1701.99.10, 1701.99.20, and 17019990.

On 22 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China imposed a safeguard duty on imports of sugar. The rate of duty is 45% ad valorem from 22 May 2017 for one year. The rate of duty is 40% ad valorem from 22 May 2018 for one year. The rate of duty is 35% ad valorem from 22 May 2019 for one year. The rate of duty is applicable for imports of the subject good exceeding the tariff quota. The quota level was not announced. Certain developing countries are exempt from the above measure under certain conditions. The safeguard duty is in force for a period of three years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other

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