GACC Announcement No.1, 2018 on Special Safeguard agst. New Zealand Cheeses under FTA

[2018-01-04 16:58:24]

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 2 January 2018, the import quantity of the involved cheeses (HS Codes 04061000, 04063000, 04069000) has totaled 6,283 tons as per declarations, exceeding the special-safeguard triggering norm of 5,864 tons for 2018.

Hence, as from 4 January 2018, China will levy import duties on New Zealand-originating cheeses at China’s most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rates. Regarding such imports in transit, the importer shall, prior to the import declaration, make the application for conventional tariff as per GACC Announcement No. 91 of 2008.

General Administration of Customs of China (GACC)
January 3, 2018
Source: China Customs