Customs General Administration’s Tariff Adjustment Program for 2019

The “2019 Adjustment Plan for Import and Export Tentative Rate” has been approved by the State Council and will be implemented from January 01, 2019. In order to accurately implement the “2019 Adjustment Plan for Import and Export Tentative Rate”, the relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:

2019 tariff

Main contents of the tariff adjustment plan for 2019, Adjusting the import tariff rate.

MFN rate.

  • The import provisional tax rate for 706 items has been implemented since January 1, 2019; since July 1, 2019, the provisional tax rate for the import of 14 information technology products has been cancelled, and one import tax rate has been reduced and range.
  • The MFN tariff rate for information technology products listed in the Schedule of the Amendment to the Tariff Schedule of the People’s Republic of China to the World Trade Organization begins on July 1, 2019.

  • Tariff quota tax rate.

  • We will continue to implement tariff quota management for eight categories of commodities such as wheat, and the tax rate will remain unchanged.
  • Among them, the tariff rate of the three fertilizers of urea, compound fertilizer and ammonium hydrogen phosphate continued to implement a 1% import provisional tax rate.
  • Continue to impose a sliding tax on a certain amount of cotton imported with additional imports and make appropriate adjustments.

  • The agreed tax rate.

  • According to the trade or tariff preferential agreement signed by China and relevant countries or regions, except for the implementation of the agreed tax rate reduction plan approved by the State Council, since January 1, 2019, for me and New Zealand, Peru The agreed tax rates for Costa Rica, Switzerland, Iceland, South Korea, Australia, Georgia and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement countries have been further reduced.
  • According to the Agreement on Trade in Goods between the Mainland and Hong Kong and Macao on the Establishment of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”), from the date of implementation of the Agreement, except for products that the Mainland has made special commitments in relevant international agreements, Zero tariffs are fully applied to products originating in Hong Kong and Macao.
  • When the MFN rate is lower than or equal to the agreed tax rate, it is implemented in accordance with the relevant agreements.

  • Preferential tax rate.

  • According to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, the preferential tax rate under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement is further reduced.

  • Export tariff rate.

  • From January 1, 2019, we will continue to impose export tariffs on 108 export commodities such as ferrochrome or impose a temporary export tax rate. The tax rate will remain unchanged and 94 temporary export tax rates will be cancelled.

  • Precautions:

  • In order to serve import and export enterprises, the “2019 Adjustment Plan for Import and Export Tentative Rate” will be implemented smoothly, so that the consignees, consignors and business operators of import and export goods and their agents can be properly reported.

    The General Administration of Customs and the AQSIQ Association have compiled the Provisional Tax Rates for Import and Export Commodities in 2019 and the Catalogue of Declarations on Customs Import and Export Commodities of the People’s Republic of China.

    If overseas exporters want to purchase the 2019 tariff document, please send an email to Email:

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