IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

On 20 June 2016, the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television issued a directive imposing mandatory prior approval of foreign or foreign-inspired programs television shows being broadcasted.
 
Programs classified as foreign or foreign inspired television must submit an application for approval two months prior to broadcasting. Without prior approval, such programs are not permitted to air. Channels broadcasting such programs without prior approval will be prohibited to show any foreign or foreign-inspired programs for one year.
 
This regulation comes into force 1 July 2016.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

844 News agency services
846 Broadcasting, programming & programme distribution services

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