ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2017
December 31st, 2017 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2018. (商务部 海关总署公告2017年第93号 发布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In December 2017, the Chinese government published an updated 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 licence for import or export.
This iteration of the catalogue saw two items removed from the list of imports requiring a licence.
In addition, the 2018 version of the dual-use goods catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained three new items on the list of imported goods requiring a licence.
'Dual-use' goods are those deemed by the Chinese government as able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.
The 2018 catalogue of items released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce also shows which exported goods require a specific licence, due to their 'dual-use' classification.
This year saw two items removed from this list of exports.
These goods are those that are able to be used for both civilian and military purposes, according to the Chinese government.
Finally, the 2018 iteration of the catalogue released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce contained five items that were added to the list of exported goods, meaning that they would newly require a dual-use licence before export.
'Dual-use' goods are those that the Chinese government deems able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.