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Inception date: 01 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

On the 18th of June 2014, The Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, in conjunction with the General Administration of Customs, announced it would be removing 81 products from the requirement to register for automatic import licensing.

From July 1st, 2014, products listed could be imported freely, with no specific import license.

The measures had been in place to monitor the flow of various products, and have been reduced greatly since 2005 to aid China's accession to the WTO.




435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842619 Other
842630 Portal or pedestal jib cranes
442 Machine-tools & parts
8456 Machinetools for working any material by removal of material, by laser or other light or photon beam, ultrasonic, electro discharge, electrochemical, electron beam, ionicbeam or plasma arc processes; waterjet cutting machines.
845610 Operated by laser or other light or photon beam processes
845690 Other
8462 Machinetools (including presses) for working metal by forging, hammering or diestamping; machinetools (including presses) for working metal by bending, folding, straightening, flattening, shearing, punching or notching; presses for working metal or met
846210 Forging or diestamping machines (including presses) and hammers
846221 Numerically controlled
846231 Numerically controlled
846241 Numerically controlled
846291 Hydraulic presses
846299 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8429 Selfpropelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
842911 Track laying
842920 Graders and levellers
842940 Tamping machines and road rollers
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8445 Machines for preparing textile fibres; spinning, doubling or twisting machines and other machinery for producing textile yarns; textile reeling or winding (including weftwinding) machines and machines for preparing textile yarns for use on the machines o
844511 Carding machines
844512 Combing machines
8446 Weaving machines (looms).
844630 For weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm, shuttleless type
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8477 Machinery for working rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products from these materials, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847710 Injectionmoulding machines
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847989 Other
8480 Moulding boxes for metal foundry; mould bases; moulding patterns; moulds for metal (other than ingot moulds), metal carbides, glass, mineral materials, rubber or plastics.
848071 Injection or compression types
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8521 Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner.
852190 Other
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9031 Measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; profile projectors.
903149 Other
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870432 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes
870490 Other
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870510 Crane lorries
870520 Mobile drilling derricks
870530 Fire fighting vehicles
870590 Other

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