ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Feb 2016
January 25th, 2016 - China announced a new import licence for four independent oil refiners.
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PRC Ministry of Commerce, January 25th, 2016. (关于山东汇丰石化集团有限公司、山东京博石油化工有限公司、山东天弘化学有限公司和山东寿光鲁清石化有限公司原油非国营贸易进口资质的公示)
On January 25th, 2016, the Chinese government announced it was approving four firms as licensed non-state crude oil importers. The four firms are:
Such licenses started being granted in mid-2015 as a result of a policy opening up the crude oil importing industry to independent retailers (see related act).
Licensees must agree to a minimum annual import demand of 50,000 tonnes of crude oil (among other requirements).