ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2014

December 31st, 2014 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

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》)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201412/20141200854621.shtml

Inception date: 01 Jan 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

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.

 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Export licensing requirement

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.