ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2015
December 31st, 2015 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2015. (商务部 海关总署公告2015年第77号 发布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In December 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 added to the list of exported goods requiring the dual-use license.
In addition, the 2016 iteration of the catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained four items that were added to the list of exported goods, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use licence before export.
Such goods are those that the Chinese government considers able to be used for both civilian and military purposes, hence the requirement for a licence.