IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 12 Jun 2018 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2018
Still in force

Import quota

On June 12th, 2018, the Chinese government announced it would be opening up an extra 800,000 tonnes of allotable cotton import quotas for the latter half of 2018.

This goes against previous years' strict quotas of 894,000 tonnes: the WTO-required 33% of total domestic production. This was in order to reduce huge state stockpiles and increase the health of the cotton industry in China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

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.
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5203 Cotton, carded or combed.
520300 Cotton, carded or combed.
263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5205 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520511 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520512 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520513 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520514 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520521 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520522 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520523 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520524 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520526 Measuring less than 125 decitex but not less than 106.38 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number but not exceeding 94 metric number)
520527 Measuring less than 106.38 decitex but not less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 94 metric number but not exceeding 120 metric number)
520532 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520534 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520542 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520543 Measuring per single yarn less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number per single yarn)
520544 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520547 Measuring per single yarn less than 106.38 decitex but not less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 94 metric number but not exceeding 120 metric number per single yarn)
5206 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520611 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520612 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520613 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520614 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520622 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520623 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520624 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520811 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520812 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520813 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520819 Other fabrics
520822 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520829 Other fabrics
520831 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520832 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520833 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520839 Other fabrics
520841 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520842 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520843 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520849 Other fabrics
520851 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520852 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520911 Plain weave
520912 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520919 Other fabrics
520931 Plain weave
520932 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520939 Other fabrics
520941 Plain weave
520942 Denim
520943 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520949 Other fabrics
520951 Plain weave
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521011 Plain weave
521031 Plain weave
521039 Other fabrics
521041 Plain weave
521049 Other fabrics
521051 Plain weave
5211 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
521111 Plain weave
521120 Bleached
521131 Plain weave
521132 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521139 Other fabrics
521142 Denim
521143 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521149 Other fabrics
5212 Other woven fabrics of cotton.
521214 Of yarns of different colours
521224 Of yarns of different colours
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520210 Yarn waste (including thread waste)
520291 Garnetted stock
520299 Other

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