ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2015
June 30th, 2015 - The Chinese government released a list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
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PRC Ministry of Commerce, June 30th, 2015. (商务部 海关总署公告2015年第21号 发布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In June 2015, 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.
In this iteration of the catalogue, the list of imports requiring a license did not change from the previous one's.
Three items were removed from the list of exports requiring a dual-use license.
Please note that, unlike other years, there were two catalogues released in 2015. This is the second one.
In addition, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce's second catalogue of 'dual-use goods' for 2015 contained one item that was added to the list of exported goods, meaning that it would newly require a dual-use licence before export.
'Dual-use' is a term used by the Chinese government to refer to products that are able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.