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