ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2014
December 31st, 2014 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2014. (商务部 海关总署公告2014年第96号 《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In December 2014, 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 three items added from the list of imports requiring a license.
Please note that, unlike other years, there were two catalogues released in 2015.
The first iteration of the relevant catalogue from 2015 released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce also shows which exported goods require a specific licence, due to their 'dual-use' classification, i.e. as having a potential military use application.
Three items were added to this list, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use licence before export.
No items were removed from the list.