ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Dec 2015

December 30th, 2015 - The Chinese government published its annual catalogue of items requiring a license prior to import.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 30 2015. (公布2016年进口许可证管理货物目录)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/fgsjk/201512/20151202649581.shtml

PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31 2016. (商务部公告2016年第90号 公布《2017年进口许可证管理货物分级发证目录》)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/201701/20170102497489.shtml

PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 22 2017. (商务部 海关总署 质检总局公告2017年第89号 公布2018年进口许可证管理货物目录)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201712/20171202690527.shtml

Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

On December 30th 2015, three Chinese ministries* jointly published the yearly list of goods which require a license before being allowed to be imported into the country.

Compared to the previous year, five tariff lines were removed from the list, meaning they no longer require a license.

New editions of the catalogue were published for 2017 and 2018, but the tariff lines included therein were the same as the edition mentioned in this entry (see second and third sources).

*PRC Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

In addition to the above, nine tariff lines were newly added to the catalogue, therefore newly requiring a license in order to be legally imported.