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 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

On the 10th of December 2012, two Chinese ministries* jointly published the annual list of goods that would be subject to automatic import licensing for the subsequent year.

In total, 77 items were removed from the list, meaning they were no longer subject to such requirements.

*Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
2303 Residues of starch manufacture and similar residues, beetpulp, bagasse and other waste of sugar manufacture, brewing or distilling dregs and waste, whether or not in the form of pellets.
230330 Brewing or distilling dregs and waste
412 Products of iron or steel
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
7403 Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
740311 Cathodes and sections of cathodes
740329 Other copper alloys (other than master alloys of heading 74.05)
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7406 Copper powders and flakes.
740610 Powders of nonlamellar structure
740620 Powders of lamellar structure; flakes
7408 Copper wire.
740822 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
423 Steam generators, (except central heating boilers) & parts
8402 Steam or other vapour generating boilers (other than central heating hot water boilers capable also of producing low pressure steam); superheated water boilers.
840211 Watertube boilers with a steam production exceeding 45 t per hour
840212 Watertube boilers with a steam production not exceeding 45 t per hour
840219 Other vapour generating boilers, including hybrid boilers
840220 Superheated water boilers
8404 Auxiliary plant for use with boilers of heading 84.02 or 84.03 (for example, economisers, superheaters, soot removers, gas recoverers); condensers for steam or other vapour power units.
840410 Auxiliary plant for use with boilers of heading 84.02 or 84.03
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8406 Steam turbines and other vapour turbines.
840681 Of an output exceeding 40 MW
8407 Sparkignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines.
840734 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc
840790 Other engines
8408 Compressionignition internal combustion piston engines (diesel or semidiesel engines).
840820 Engines of a kind used for the propulsion of vehicles of Chapter 87
840890 Other engines
8410 Hydraulic turbines, water wheels, and regulators therefor.
841090 Parts, including regulators
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8412 Other engines and motors.
841229 Other
439 Other general-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
841950 Heat exchange units
841989 Other
442 Machine-tools & parts
8458 Lathes (including turning centres) for removing metal.
845811 Numerically controlled
845891 Numerically controlled
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
846029 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
846229 Other
8515 Electric (including electrically heated gas), laser or other light or photon beam, ultrasonic, electron beam, magnetic pulse or plasma arc soldering, brazing or welding machines and apparatus, whether or not capable of cutting; electric machines and appar
851521 Fully or partly automatic
851539 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8430 Other moving, grading, levelling, scraping, excavating, tamping, compacting, extracting or boring machinery, for earth, minerals or ores; piledrivers and pileextractors; snowploughs and snow blowers.
843031 Selfpropelled
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
844520 Textile spinning machines
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8403 Central heating boilers other than those of heading 84.02.
840310 Boilers
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844311 Offset printing machinery, reelfed
844313 Other offset printing machinery
844319 Other
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850161 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
850162 Of an output exceeding 75 kVA but not exceeding 375 kVA
850163 Of an output exceeding 375 kVA but not exceeding 750 kVA
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850421 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 650 kVA
850422 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 650 kVA but not exceeding 10,000 kVA
850423 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA
850431 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 1 kVA
850432 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 1 kVA but not exceeding 16 kVA
850433 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 16 kVA but not exceeding 500 kVA
850434 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 500 kVA
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
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
870590 Other

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