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Inception date: 09 Sep 2016 | Removal date: open ended
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Import incentive

On the 9th of September, 2016, three Chinese ministries* jointly announced a new version of a policy originally from 2009 (see related State Act) where certain imports would be granted interest subsidies.

Items which are considered by the National Development and Reform Commission difficult to obtain or manufacture in China, but useful for the advancement of Chinese technology, are included in the scheme.

In total, 20 new 'equipment' items and 40 new 'industries' were added to the catalogue.

The imports for which the scheme can be requested are divided into three categories as follows (in brackets are shown the total number of entries per category, and the difference from the previous edition of the catalogue):

  1. Technologies (206; -43)
  2. Equipment (105; +20, -81)
  3. Industries (66; +46)

Category 2. enumerates various specific tariff lines which are eligible for the discounts, which are included in the taxonomy section.

*PRC State Council, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce




439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842489 Other
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
845630 Operated by electrodischarge processes
845690 Other
8457 Machining centres, unit construction machines (single station) and multistation transfer machines, for working metal.
845710 Machining centres
845720 Unit construction machines (single station)
845730 Multistation transfer machines
8459 Machinetools (including waytype unit head machines) for drilling, boring, milling, threading or tapping by removing metal, other than lathes (including turning centres) of heading 84.58.
845931 Numerically controlled
845940 Other boring machines
8460 Machinetools for deburring, sharpening, grinding, honing, lapping, polishing or otherwise finishing metal or cermets by means of grinding stones, abrasives or polishing products, other than gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing machines of headin
846021 Numerically controlled
8461 Machinetools for planing, shaping, slotting, broaching, gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing, sawing, cuttingoff and other machinetools working by removing metal or cermets, not elsewhere specified or included.
846140 Gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing machines
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9030 Oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers and other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities, excluding meters of heading 90.28; instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting alpha, beta, gamma, Xray, cosmic or other ionis
903010 Instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting ionising radiations
903020 Oscilloscopes and oscillographs
903031 Multimeters without a recording device
903032 Multimeters with a recording device
903033 Other, without a recording device
903039 Other, with a recording device
903040 Other instruments and apparatus, specially designed for telecommunications (for example, crosstalk meters, gain measuring instruments, distortion factor meters, psophometers)
903082 For measuring or checking semiconductor wafers or devices
903084 Other, with a recording device
903089 Other
903090 Parts and accessories
9031 Measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; profile projectors.
903110 Machines for balancing mechanical parts
903120 Test benches
903141 For inspecting semiconductor wafers or devices or for inspecting photomasks or reticles used in manufacturing semiconductor devices
903149 Other
903180 Other instruments, appliances and machines
903190 Parts and accessories

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