China: Duty Free Border Trade Allowances Tightened

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2024-0061
On April 8, 2024, People's Republic of China (PRC) authorities updated the list of commodities, which includes 13 food and agricultural products, that are subject to import tariffs or limitations in border trade across foreign ports of entry with multiple Chinese provinces. According to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued notice, border residents may import a certain amount of duty-free food grains, vegetable oil, sugar, and cotton each year. Compared to the list published in 2010, the duty-free quotas have been reduced. This report contains an unofficial translation of the MOF notice and a table of food and agricultural products subject to import limitations in border trade.

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