ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2015

June 30th, 2015 - The Chinese government released a list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

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》)
http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201506/20150601028542.shtml

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

Export licensing requirement

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.

 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

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

Export licensing requirement

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.