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Inception date: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
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Import licensing requirement

On the 10th of December 2013, two Chinese ministries* jointly published the annual list of goods that would be subject to automatic import licensing for the subsequent year.

In total, 152 items were removed from the list, meaning they were no longer subject to such requirements.

*Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs




120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271111 Natural gas
271121 Natural gas
239 Food products n.e.c.
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271019 Other
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
2834 Nitrites; nitrates.
283421 Of potassium
3104 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic.
310420 Potassium chloride
385 Games & toys
9504 Video game consoles and machines, articles for funfair, table or parlour games, including pintables, billiards, special tables for casino games and automatic bowling alley equipment.
950450 Video game consoles and machines, other than those of subheading 9504.30
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
4707 Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
470710 Unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or corrugated paper or paperboard
470720 Other paper or paperboard made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass
470730 Paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)
470790 Other, including unsorted waste and scrap
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
7404 Copper waste and scrap.
740400 Copper waste and scrap.
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.
412 Products of iron or steel
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721911 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
721912 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721913 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721914 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721921 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
721922 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721924 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721931 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721990 Other
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730424 Other, of stainless steel
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730611 Welded, of stainless steel
730640 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of stainless steel
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
7402 Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
740200 Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
7403 Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
740311 Cathodes and sections of cathodes
740313 Billets
740319 Other
740321 Copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740322 Coppertin base alloys (bronze)
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7406 Copper powders and flakes.
740610 Powders of nonlamellar structure
7407 Copper bars, rods and profiles.
740710 Of refined copper
740721 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740729 Other
7408 Copper wire.
740811 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 6 mm
740819 Other
740821 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740829 Other
7409 Copper plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm.
740911 In coils
740919 Other
740921 In coils
740929 Other
740931 In coils
740939 Other
740940 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
740990 Of other copper alloys
7410 Copper foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.15 mm.
741011 Of refined copper
741012 Of copper alloys
741021 Of refined copper
741022 Of copper alloys
7411 Copper tubes and pipes.
741110 Of refined copper
741121 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
741122 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
741129 Other
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
8410 Hydraulic turbines, water wheels, and regulators therefor.
841090 Parts, including regulators
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842641 On tyres
442 Machine-tools & parts
8457 Machining centres, unit construction machines (single station) and multistation transfer machines, for working metal.
845710 Machining centres
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
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
851531 Fully or partly automatic
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
844590 Other
496 Aircraft & spacecraft; parts
8802 Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
880240 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg

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