ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2008
December 31st, 2008 - The Chinese government released an annual list of goods requiring special import/export licensing.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Commerce, December 31st, 2008. (商务部、海关总署公告2008年第111号 公布《两用物项和技术进出口许可证管理目录》)
In December 2008, 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 licence for import or export.
This iteration of the catalogue included one more product, a particular organic chemical, than the previous (2008) version on the list of imports subjected to licensing requirements.
In addition to the above change to the list of imports classified as 'dual use' goods subject to monitoring by the Chinese government, five goods were removed from the 2009 iteration of the catalogue of exports subject to the same licensing requirements.
These products are those that are considered by the Chinese government as able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.
Finally, eight products at HS code 8-digit level were added to the 2009 edition of 'dual-use' goods subject to export monitoring by the Chinese government, meaning they were newly subjected to export licensing measures in 2009.
The catalogue of 'dual-use' items includes products that the Chinese government deems able to be used for both civilian and military purposes.