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 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

In the December 2011 announcement from the PRC State Tariff Commission, eight import tariffs were raised. Four of these were removed or changed at the end of the year; the rest were renewed at least one further year.

In addition, the threshold of dutiable value for cotton imports to be subject to the sliding-scale duty was raised from USD 1.79 to 2.19/kg (CNY 11.397 to 14.000).

Imports at less than this dutiable value will be taxed according to the cotton sliding duty formula. The effect of this is that cotton priced at between USD 1.79 and 2.19/kg will incur a higher tariff on import, the exact amount depending on the formula.

Imports with a dutiable value of over USD 2.19/kg will be taxed at a flat rate of USD 0.089/kg.

The change is aimed at increasing the cost of importing cheap cotton, to stimulate the domestic mass-produced cotton market in China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
5201 Cotton, not carded or combed.
520100 Cotton, not carded or combed.
371 Glass & glass products
7006 Glass of heading 70.03, 70.04 or 70.05, bent, edgeworked, engraved, drilled, enamelled or otherwise worked, but not framed or fitted with other materials.
700600 Glass of heading 70.03, 70.04 or 70.05, bent, edgeworked, engraved, drilled, enamelled or otherwise worked, but not framed or fitted with other materials.
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7606 Aluminium plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm.
760611 Of aluminium, not alloyed
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8407 Sparkignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines.
840734 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850110 Motors of an output not exceeding 37.5 W
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8522 Parts and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.19 or 85.21.
852290 Other
483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9001 Optical fibres and optical fibre bundles; optical fibre cables other than those of heading 85.44; sheets and plates of polarising material; lenses (including contact lenses), prisms, mirrors and other optical elements, of any material, unmounted, other th
900120 Sheets and plates of polarising material
9002 Lenses, prisms, mirrors and other optical elements, of any material, mounted, being parts of or fittings for instruments or apparatus, other than such elements of glass not optically worked.
900211 For cameras, projectors or photographic enlargers or reducers

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