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Inception date: 01 Jan 2015 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2015
Still in force

Financial grant

In 2015, the Shezhen-listed company STEP disclosed in its stock exchange filings the receipt of approximately 104 million USD of government subsidies. This represented a significant increase in the government subsidies obtained in the prior year (70 million USD).

In China it is a legal requirement that publicly-listed firms report any subsidies received from government bodies. The stated subsidy amounts refer to a given calendar year. It is possible that this firm received other forms of state aid that have not been declared.

The affected products and sectors have been chosen based on the "main products" and CSRC sector classification reported in the financial data of the firm. The subsidy amounts in USD were computed using the year-average exchange rate to the Chinese Yuan. The subsidy amount(s) reported here are the cash equivalents as estimated by the recipient firm.

A state act in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.




461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850151 Of an output not exceeding 750 W
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850410 Ballasts for discharge lamps or tubes
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
850440 Static converters
850450 Other inductors
850490 Parts
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8535 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and other connectors, junction boxe
853540 Lightning arresters, voltage limiters and surge suppressors
8536 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lampholders and other connectors, junction boxes), for
853630 Other apparatus for protecting electrical circuits
853641 For a voltage not exceeding 60 V
853649 Other
853650 Other switches
853669 Other
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
853720 For a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
8538 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading 85.35, 85.36 or 85.37.
853810 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases for the goods of heading 85.37, not equipped with their apparatus
853890 Other
463 Insulated wire & cable; optical fibre cables
8544 Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with
854411 Of copper
854419 Other
854420 Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
854430 Ignition wiring sets and other wiring sets of a kind used in vehicles, aircraft or ships
854442 Fitted with connectors
854449 Other
854460 Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
854470 Optical fibre cables
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
8513 Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy (for example, dry batteries, accumulators, magnetos), other than lighting equipment of heading 85.12.
851310 Lamps
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8505 Electromagnets; permanent magnets and articles intended to become permanent magnets after magnetisation; electro magnetic or permanent magnet chucks, clamps and similar holding devices; electromagnetic couplings, clutches and brakes; electromagnetic l
850590 Other, including parts
8511 Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for sparkignition or compressionignition internal combustion engines (for example, ignition magnetos, magnetodynamos, ignition coils, sparking plugs and glow plugs, starter motors); generators (f
851180 Other equipment
8512 Electrical lighting or signalling equipment (excluding articles of heading 85.39), windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles.
851240 Windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters
8530 Electrical signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways, tramways, roads, inland waterways, parking facilities, port installations or airfields (other than those of heading 86.08).
853010 Equipment for railways or tramways
853080 Other equipment
8531 Electric sound or visual signalling apparatus (for example, bells, sirens, indicator panels, burglar or fire alarms), other than those of heading 85.12 or 85.30.
853120 Indicator panels incorporating liquid crystal devices (LCD) or light emitting diodes (LED)
853190 Parts
8543 Electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
854310 Particle accelerators
854320 Signal generators
854330 Machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis
854370 Other machines and apparatus
854390 Parts

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