GACC Announcement No.1, 2017 on (Special Safeguard agst. New Zealand Cheeses under FTA)

[2017-01-17 14:37:04]

In accordance with China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA), China is keeping special safeguard measures against 12 HS-Coded agricultural products from New Zealand. Till 4 January 2017, the import quantities of the involved cheeses (HS Codes 04061000, 04063000, 04069000) have reached 5,669 tons in total on declarations, exceeding the special-safeguard triggering norm of 5,585 tons for 2017.

Hence, as from 5 January 2017, China will levy import duties on New Zealand-originating cheeses at China’s most-favored-nation duty rates. Regarding such imports in transit, their duty applicability will still be subjected to GACC Announcement No. 91 of 2008.

General Administration of Customs of China (GACC)
January 4, 2017
Source: ETCN
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