ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2012
December 31st, 2012 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
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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 licence.
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.
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.
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.