ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Feb 2009In February 2009, the government of China announced a change in import formalities.
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On February 1 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the Measures of the Management of Technologies Prohibited or Limited from Import (2008 Revision) (MOFCOM Order '2009' No.1) for the purpose of promoting import of technologies.
According to Art.7, the imported technology listed on the Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited and Limited from Importation shall be examined by expert group considering the following criteria:
1) whether it conforms with the foreign trade policies of China and is good for the development of foreign economic and technological cooperation;
2) whether it conforms with the obligations that China has promised to foreign parties; and
3) whether it will have negative effects on the establishment or fast establishment of particular industries in China.
The third criterion was inserted in Art. 7 for the first time.