ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2012

December 31st, 2012 - 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, 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》)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/201212/20121208507720.shtml

Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

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 licence.

 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

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 licence.

The catalogue is a list of products deemed by the Chinese government to be able to be used for both civilian and military purposes, hence the special designation.

 

Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

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

The 2013 catalogue saw four items removed from the list of exports requiring a licence.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

Finally, 13 items were added to the list of exported goods, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use licence before export.

The list is released yearly in the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's 'dual-use goods' catalogue. Such goods are those that are deemed to able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.