ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2016

December 31st, 2016 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

4

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2016. (商务部 海关总署公告2016年第87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/201612/20161202447592.shtml

Inception date: 01 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

In December 2016, 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 28 items removed from the list of imports requiring a license.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

In addition to the above, the 2017 version of the dual-use goods catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained 31 new items on the list of imported goods requiring a license.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

The 2017 iteration of the relevant catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce also shows which exported goods require a specific license, due to their 'dual-use' classification.

This year saw 31 items removed from this list of exports.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

Finally, in the 2017 release of the 'dual-use items' catalogue promulgated by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, 33 items were added to the list of exported goods, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use license before export.