ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Apr 2012In April 2012, the government of China announced a change in import formalities.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
MOFCOM Announcement No. 19, 2012: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/domesticpolicy/201205/20120508111978.shtml
WTO-UNCTAD-OECD Eighth Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures, mid-May to mid-October 2012: http://www.oecd.org/daf/internationalinvestment/8thG20report.pdf
AmCham China Wire: June 26, 2008: http://www.amchamchina.org/article/2466#C2
On April 25, 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued an announcement that olive oil and distiller's grains (HS 1509.10.00; 1509.90.00; 1510.00.00; 2303.30.00) were to be included in the so-called 'Catalogue of staple agricultural products subject to import report administration', to take effect on June 1, 2012. This means that imports of these products must henceforth be reported to MOFCOM in a timely and truthful manner. According to the American Chamber of Commerce in China, violation can lead to exclusion from international trade with China of up to three years.