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Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Further Adjusting Duty-free Shopping Policies for Travelers Leaving Hainan Island

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Taxes:Tax Incentives

Date of Promulgation:

IssueDepartment:Ministry of Finance

Date of Implementatio:2015-02-16

Annex:

For the purpose of adapting to the rapid development and changes of commodity trading business conditions, further bringing the duty-free shopping policy for travelers leaving Hainan Island (hereinafter referred to as offshore duty-free policy) into play, and supporting Hainan to speed up the construction of an international tourism island, in conjunction with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration of Taxation, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, and the State Food and Drug Administration, and upon approval by the State Council, the Ministry of Finance has decided to adjust and improve part of the contents of the offshore duty-free policy. The relevant issues on adjusting the offshore duty-free policy are hereby notified as follows:

 

I. The following adjustments to the contents of the offshore duty-free policy shall be made:  

 

(1) Increase the types of duty-free goods, and include 17 types of commodities such as the retail packaging of infant formula milk powder, coffee, health food, home air purifier, home medical equipment, etc. into the scope of offshore duty-free goods (see Appendix 1 for details).

  

(2) Relax the restrictions on the quantity of each single shopping for 10 types of well-sold commodities such as perfumes, cosmetics, watches, clothing, small leather goods, etc. (see Appendix 2 for details)

  

II. In addition to the aforesaid adjustments, other contents of the offshore duty-free policy shall be continuously subject to the relevant provisions of the “Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Adjusting the Duty-free Shopping Policy for Travelers Leaving Hainan Island” (Announcement No.73 [2012] of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China) and the “Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Carrying out the Pilot Implementation of Duty-free Shopping Policies for Travelers Leaving Hainan Island” (Announcement No.14 [2011] of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China). At the same time, the offshore duty-free goods must conform to the relevant provisions of inspection and quarantine, Chinese label, product certification, health permits, quality and safety, etc.

    

The Announcement shall come into force on March 20, 2015.

 

The Announcement is hereby notified as above.

 

Appendix:  

1. List of Newly-added Offshore Duty-free Commodities

2. List of Adjustments to the Quantity of Offshore Duty-free Commodities Purchased by Each Person Each Time

 

Ministry of Finance

February 16, 2015


Appendix 1

List of Newly-added Offshore Duty-free Commodities

 

No.

Category

Scope of commodities

Limit per purchase per person per time

1

Infant formula milk powder and food supplement (infant formula milk powder shall meet the requirements of the "Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Inspection and Quarantine of Imported and Exported Dairy Products" [Order No. 152 of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine])

Retail packaging of infant formula milk powder and food supplement

The limit is four, and the total weight shall not be more than 5 kg

2

Coffee

Coffee beans, espresso

The limit is six, and the total weight shall not be more than 3 kg

3

Ginseng products (which are not imported for the first time and which have obtained the Approval Certificate for the Import of Health Food)

American ginseng capsules (granules), red ginseng capsules (granules), ginseng capsules (granules)

The limit is six, and the total weight shall not be more than 3 kg

4

Cereal food

Cereal pieces

The limit is six, and the total weight shall not be more than 6 kg

5

Health food (which are not imported for the first time and which have obtained the Approval Certificate for the Import of Health Food)

Fish oil, vitamins, calcium, collagen

The limit is eight, and the total weight shall not be more than 3 kg

6

Royal jelly preparation (which are not imported for the first time and which have obtained the Approval Certificate for the Import of Health Food)

Royal jelly preparation

The limit is eight, and the total weight shall not be more than 1 kg

7

Olive oil

Olive oil

The limit is six, and the total weight shall not be more than 5 kg

8

Diapers

Diapers

Eight

9

Ceramic products

Bone china ware

Four

10

Glass products

Glassware, etc.

Four

11

Household air purifier

Air purifier and accessories

2 sets with 6 pieces of accessories

12

Household hardware

Lock, faucet, shower device

Eight

13

Clock

Wall clock, clock, alarm clock, etc.

Four

14

Conversion plug

Conversion plug

Four

15

Strap, bracelet

Strap, bracelet

Four

16

Glasses, spectacle frames

Glasses, spectacle frames

Four

17

Class I and Class II home medical equipment (which has obtained the Imported Medical Device Registration Certificate or Filing Certificate )

Blood glucose meter, blood glucose test paper, electronic blood pressure meter, infrared thermometer

Four

 

Note: One commodity is a commodity with a single, complete package and an independent price, however, the quantity of a package of goods shall be calculated according to the actual pieces of goods contained in the packaging. In the aforesaid commodities, in accordance with the state regulations, those which do not meet the requirements of the civil aviation safety, those which are prohibited for importation, and 20 kinds of goods which shall not be entitled to tax exemption or reduction, and the products of endangered animals are exclusive.

 


 

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