IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 01 Jan 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Tax or social insurance relief

In January 2009, Chinese authorities published a notice on the "Suspension of Value-added Tax Refunds for Purchases of Domestic-made Equipment by Foreign Companies".
 
According to the notice, the value-added tax refund system for foreign companies purchasing domestic-made equipment was abolished. As a result, the same treatment was reserved to foreign companies as to domestic ones, and the trade-distortive incentive for foreign companies to buy Chinese products was reduced.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
841420 Hand or footoperated air pumps
841430 Compressors of a kind used in refrigerating equipment
841440 Air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing
841480 Other
841490 Parts
434 Ovens & furnace burners & parts
8514 Industrial or laboratory electric furnaces and ovens (including those functioning by induction or dielectric loss); other industrial or laboratory equipment for the heat treatment of materials by induction or dielectric loss.
851410 Resistance heated furnaces and ovens
851420 Furnaces and ovens functioning by induction or dielectric loss
851430 Other furnaces and ovens
851440 Other equipment for the heat treatment of materials by induction or dielectric loss
851490 Parts
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8427 Forklift trucks; other works trucks fitted with lifting or handling equipment.
842710 Selfpropelled trucks powered by an electric motor
842720 Other selfpropelled trucks
842790 Other trucks
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841459 Other
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841850 Other furniture (chests, cabinets, display counters, showcases and the like) for storage and display, incorporating refrigerating or freezing equipment
841861 Heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15
841869 Other
841899 Other
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841940 Distilling or rectifying plant
841950 Heat exchange units
841960 Machinery for liquefying air or other gases
841989 Other
841990 Parts
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841931 For agricultural products
841981 For making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
841460 Hoods having a maximum horizontal side not exceeding 120 cm
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
841840 Freezers of the upright type, not exceeding 900 l capacity
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841911 Instantaneous gas water heaters
841919 Other
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841932 For wood, paper pulp, paper or paperboard
841939 Other
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8511 Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for sparkignition or compressionignition internal combustion engines (for example, ignition magnetos, magnetodynamos, ignition coils, sparking plugs and glow plugs, starter motors); generators (f
851110 Sparking plugs
851120 Ignition magnetos; magnetodynamos; magnetic flywheels
851130 Distributors; ignition coils
851140 Starter motors and dual purpose startergenerators
851150 Other generators
851180 Other equipment
851190 Parts
8512 Electrical lighting or signalling equipment (excluding articles of heading 85.39), windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles.
851220 Other lighting or visual signalling equipment
851230 Sound signalling equipment
851240 Windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters
851290 Parts
8530 Electrical signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways, tramways, roads, inland waterways, parking facilities, port installations or airfields (other than those of heading 86.08).
853010 Equipment for railways or tramways
853080 Other equipment
853090 Parts
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841920 Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers

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