GACC Announcement No.70, 2017 on Agric Import QTY from New Zealand in 2017 & Safeguard Triggering QTY in 2018

[2018-01-03 11:00:50]

In accordance with China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and GACC Announcement No. 91 of 2008, China is keeping special safeguard measures against 12 HS-Coded agricultural products (under four categories) from New Zealand. Hereby announced are the import quantity applicable to the FTA conventional tariff in 2017 and the special-safeguard triggering quantity in 2018 (see the Annex).

The category Ⅰ agricultural products imported from New Zealand in 2017 (HS Codes 04012000, 04014000, 04015000) total 9,278.786 tons, and en-route quantity thereof reached 7,261.786 tons, exceeding the special-safeguard triggering norm of 2,118 tons for 2018. Hence, the FTA conventional tariff shall not be applied to the category Ⅰ agricultural imports from New Zealand in 2018.

All four categories of agricultural imports shall still be subject to GACC Announcement No. 91 of 2008.

Annex: Information of relevant import quantities of 2017 applicable to conventional tariff and the import quantities of 2018 triggering the special safeguard (omitted)

General Administration of Customs of China (GACC)
December 28, 2017

Source: China Customs