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: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Effective 1 January 2014, new rules, promulgated through GACC Announcement No. 66 (2013) under the China - Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Agreement, establish duty free access to the Chinese market for:

  •  shoe polish (HS 3405.1000);
  •  PVB plastic colloidal particles (HS 3905.9900);
  •  certain types of monochrome monitors (HS 8528.5990).

The policy provides beneficial business opportunities for Hong Kong and Macau to increase their presence in China, and vice versa. However, because Hong Kong and Macau are free trade ports, and because they are not considered to be manufacturing destinations, the production costs in them are higher than in nearby regions. Consequently, historically the duty free flows have proven to be rather from China to Hong Kong and Macau, causing CEPAs to be underutilised.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3905 Polymers of vinyl acetate or of other vinyl esters, in primary forms; other vinyl polymers in primary forms.
390512 In aqueous dispersion
390519 Other
390521 In aqueous dispersion
390529 Other
390530 Poly(vinyl alcohol), whether or not containing unhydrolysed acetate groups
390591 Copolymers
390599 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3405 Polishes and creams, for footwear, furniture, floors, coachwork, glass or metal, scouring pastes and powders and similar preparations (whether or not in the form of paper, wadding, felt, nonwovens, cellular plastics or cellular rubber, impregnated, coated
340510 Polishes, creams and similar preparations for footwear or leather
340520 Polishes, creams and similar preparations for the maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other woodwork
340530 Polishes and similar preparations for coachwork, other than metal polishes
340540 Scouring pastes and powders and other scouring preparations
340590 Other
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852849 Other
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852859 Other
852861 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852869 Other
852871 Not designed to incorporate a video display or screen
852872 Other, colour

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