ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2013In August 2013, the government of China announced a change in import duties.
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Reuters, September 2, 2013: 'China sets tax on low-grade coal imports; impact on Indonesia supplies unclear': http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/02/china-coal-tax-idUSL4N0GY0JD20130902
Notice '2013'31 (in Mandarin): http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201309/t20130902_984053.html
On August 26, 2013, the Customs Tariff Commission of China's State Council published Notice no. '2013'31, imposing a 3% import duty on lignite, a low-grade form of coal. Previously, the tariff had been at zero since 2008. The measure came into effect on August 30, 2013.