ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2009
December 31st, 2009 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2009. (商务部、海关总署公告2009年第120号 发布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
The annually-released Chinese Ministry of Commerce 'dual-use goods' catalogue also shows which exported goods require a specific license, due to their 'dual-use' classification.
This means that the Chinese government considers such items able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.
Compared to the previous year's edition, 2010 saw three export products removed from the list of those subject to this licensing.
The scheme was started in 2005.
In addition to the other changes to the 2010 edition of China's catalogue of 'dual-use' goods subject to licensing, 10 items (at HS 8-digit level) were newly added to the list compared to the previous year's.
'Dual-use' goods are goods that the Chinese authorities consider able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.
This means that these products were newly subject to the licensing requirements in 2010, hence constituting a red intervention.