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Announcement on the Implementation of Special Safeguard Measures on the Imports of Solid and Concentrated Non-solid Milk and Cream Originating in New Zealand in 2017

Document No.:Announcement No.5 [2017] of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

Taxes:Customs Duties

Date of Promulgation:2017-01-12

IssueDepartment:General Administration of Customs

Date of Implementatio:2017-01-11


Issued by: General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China
Document No.: Announcement No.5 [2017] of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China
Date of Issuance: January 11th, 2017

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 the imports of agricultural products originating in New Zealand under twelve Headings. By January 11, 2017, the quantity of declared imports of solid and concentrated non-solid milk and cream subject to special safeguard measures (Tariff Items: 04021000, 04022100, 04022900 and 04029100) has reached  149,026 tons, exceeding the trigger level of 147,376 tons subject to special safeguard measures in 2017. Therefore, from January 12, 2017, import duties are levied at the most-favored nation tariff rates on solid and concentrated non-solid milk and cream originating in New Zealand and imported under the Agreement. The application of the tariff rates and other relevant matters of 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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