ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Oct 2014
On the 13th October 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued announcement No71/2014 introducing automatic import licenses for out-of-quota imports of sugar.
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General Administration of Customs of the PRC, 13th October 2014. (商务部 海关总署联合公告2014年第71号（关于将进口关税配额外食糖纳入自动进口许可管理的公告）)
[English - secondary source] 'China to launch new registration system for sugar imports', The Economic Times, 29th October 2014.
On the 13th October 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued announcement No71/2014 introducing automatic import licenses for sugar.
With the new provisions in place, importers will have to register out-of-quota imports of sugar. Previously, no such licenses were required.
The regulation came into force on 1st of November 2014.