ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2012
December 31st, 2012 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2012. (商务部 海关总署公告2012年第96号 《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In December 2012, 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 license for import or export.
This iteration of the catalogue saw one item removed from the list of imports requiring a license.
In addition, this 2013 version of the dual-use goods catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained three new items on the list of imported goods requiring a license.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce's yearly 'dual-use goods' catalogue also shows which exported goods require a specific license, due to their 'dual-use' classification.
This year saw four items removed from this list of exports.
Finally, 13 items were added to the list of exported goods, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use license before export.
The list is released yearly in the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's 'dual-use goods' catalogue.