ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jan 2015

In January 2015, the government of China announced a change to the import-specific domestic duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Feb 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Internal taxation of imports

On 30 January 2015, the General Administration of Customs issued Notice No. 4 of 2015 that introduces a consumption tax on several imported products.
 
Stated in the Notice, batteries (HS Code: 85061011, 85061012, 85061019, 85061090, 85063000, 85064000, 85066000, 85068000, 85078090) and paints (HS Code: 32081000, 32082010, 32082020, 32089010, 32089090, 32091000, 32099010, 32099020, 32099090, 32100000, 32149000) will be charged a 4% import tax starting from 1 February 2015.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Internal taxation of imports

Another 4% import tax will be introduced on lead-acid batteries (HS Code: 85071000, 85072000), starting from 1 January 2016.