General Administration of Customs Announcement No. 65 of 2017 (Notice on Tariff Adjustment Scheme for 2018).

With the approval of the State Council, it will be implemented from January 1, 2018, and the announcement of the tariff adjustment plan for 2018 is as follows:


Import tariff rate. (Most favored nation tax rate)

  • From January 1, 2018, a provisional tax rate of 948 imported products will be imposed. Of which, the provisional tax rate for 27 IT products will be as of June 30, 2018.
  • The MFN tariff rate on information technology products listed in the Schedules to the Amendment to the Tariff Reduction Schedule of the People’s Republic of China Joined the World Trade Organization, and the second reduction shall be implemented from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 The tax shall be implemented for a third time since July 1, 2018.
  • As of 1 July 2018, a 10% MFN tariff on broken rice (heading 10064010, 10064090).

  • Tariff rates

    We will continue to implement tariff quota management on 8 types of commodities such as wheat at the same tax rate. Among them, the urea, compound fertilizer, ammonium phosphate fertilizer rate of 3 kinds of fertilizers continue to implement the provisional tax rate of 1%. We will continue sliding tariffs on a certain amount of cotton imported for quotas.

    Agreement tax rate.

    According to China and the countries or regions signed the trade or tariff concession agreement, the implementation of the relevant countries or regions Agreement rate:

  • The rate of agreement was put into place for some products under the FTA of China and Georgia.
  • FTAs ​​between FTAs ​​of China and ASEAN, Pakistan, South Korea, Iceland, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Peru, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Mainland’s CEPA commodities under the CEPA have been further reduced.
  • The tariff rate, product range and tax rate of the FTA between China and Chile and Singapore, the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement and the Agreement on the Framework of Economic Cooperation across the Taiwan Strait (ECFA) remain unchanged.

  • Preferential tax rate

    The continued implementation of the preferential tax rate on underdeveloped countries will not change the scope of goods and tax rates.

  • Export tariff rates. 202 export commodities such as ferro-chrome are subject to export tariffs or provisional export tax rates.
  • According to the domestic needs of some tax items to be adjusted. After adjustment, there will be a total of 8,549 tariff and tax items in 2018.

  • Other instructions

    To serve the import and export enterprises, to ensure the smooth implementation of “2018 Tariff Adjustment Program” to facilitate the import and export cargo consignors, business units and their agents to declare correctly, the General Administration of Customs prepared and compiled the relevant reference materials, the situation described as follows:

  • The General Administration of Customs has formulated the Tentative Tax Rate Schedule for Non-Taxable Import Commodities 2018, which is described in the General Administration of Customs portal.
  • “The People’s Republic of China Import and Export Tariff” (2018 Edition), “People’s Republic of China Customs Import and Export Commodity Regulatory Declaration of Contents” (2018 Edition) will be issued by the China Customs Press for customs clearance.
  • According to the “Tariff Adjustment Plan for 2018”, the General Administration of Customs will make adjustments to published announcements on the “Commodity Classification Decision of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China” and “Notes on Domestic Substances of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China on Import and Export Tariffs” Separate announcement.

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