|22 May 2017||Definitive duty|
|22 Sep 2016||Initiation|
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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, provided that the individual country does not account for more than 3% of total sugar imports to China, and that all the countries in the list combined account for less than 9% thereof. This clause was rescinded in 2018 (see related act).
The safeguard duty is in force for a period of three years.
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