ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2011

December 31st, 2011 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

4

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2011. (商务部、海关总署公告2011年第101号 发布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/201112/20111207910115.shtml

Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

In December 2011, the Chinese government published a catalogue of goods classified as 'dual-use'.

This indicates said goods are considered by the Chinese government to be usable for both civilian and military purposes, requiring a special licence for import or export.

This iteration of the catalogue saw one item removed from the list of imports requiring a licence (NB this is recorded as three items in this taxonomy due to conversion of HS codes from original Chinese format).

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

In addition, the 2012 version of the dual-use goods catalogue made public by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained two new items on the list of imported goods requiring a licence.

'Dual-use' refers to goods that are deemed as being able to be used for both civilian and military purposes by the Chinese government, hence requiring a special licence.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Export licensing requirement

The 'dual-use goods' catalogue released annually by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce also shows which exported goods require a specific licence, due to their 'dual-use' classification, i.e. that they are considered able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.

This year saw one item removed from this list of exports requring such a licence.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Export licensing requirement

Finally, ten items were added to the list of exported goods on the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's annual catalogue of 'dual-use goods', meaning that they would newly require a dual-use licence before export.

'Dual-use' goods are items that the Chinese government considers able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.