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Announcement on the Implementation of Special Safeguard Measures on the Imports of Certain Non-concentrated Milk and Cream Originating in New Zealand

Document No.:Announcement No.2 [2017] of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

Taxes:Customs Duties

Date of Promulgation:2017-01-05

IssueDepartment:General Administration of Customs

Date of Implementatio:2017-01-04


In accordance with the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of New Zealand (hereinafter referred to as Agreement), China is to implement special safeguard measures on agricultural products originating in New Zealand under twelve Headings. By January 4th, 2017, the quantity of declared imports of certain non-concentrated milk and cream (Tariff Items: 04012000, 04014000 and 04015000) subject to special safeguard measures has reached 2,062 tons, exceeding the trigger level of 2,017 tons subject to special safeguard measures in 2017. Therefore, from January 5th, 2017, import duties are levied at the most-favored nation tariff rates on certain non-concentrated milk and cream originating in New Zealand and imported under the Agreement. The application of tariff rates and other relevant matters for in-transit agricultural products shall be governed by the provisions of Announcement No.91 [2008] of the General Administration of Customs, People’s Republic of China.
The Announcement is hereby given.

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