China News Service, December 30. According to the website of the General Administration of Customs, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement today stating that according to the “Notice of the Tariff Commission of the State Council on the Tariff Adjustment Plan for 2021” (Shuihui Committee [2020] No. 33), From January 1, 2021, the import tariff rate of some commodities will be adjusted.

  The announcement content is as follows:

1. The main content of the adjustment plan for 2021

  (1) Adjust the import tariff rate.

  1. Most-favored-nation tax rate.

  (1) Effective January 1, 2021, 883 items (excluding tariff quota goods) will be subject to temporary import tariff rates; from July 1, 2021, the temporary import tariff rates of 9 information technology products will be cancelled.

  (2) The most-favored-nation tax rate for information technology products listed in the schedule of the "Amendment to the Tariff Concession Schedule of the People's Republic of China on the Accession of the World Trade Organization" will be implemented on July 1, 2021.

  2. Tariff quota tax rate.

  Continue to implement tariff quota management on eight categories of commodities including wheat, and the tax rate remains unchanged.

Among them, the quota tax rate of urea, compound fertilizer, and ammonium hydrogen phosphate will continue to implement a temporary tax rate of 1%.

Continue to implement sliding tariffs on a certain amount of additional imported cotton and make appropriate adjustments.

  3. Conventional tax rates and preferential tax rates.

  (1) In accordance with the trade agreements or tariff preferential arrangements signed between my country and relevant countries or regions, in addition to the agreed tariff rates previously approved by the State Council, starting from January 1, 2021, further reductions will be made between China and New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, and Switzerland. , Iceland’s bilateral trade agreement and the agreed tax rate of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement.

Some imported goods originating in Mongolia will be subject to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement tariff rate from January 1, 2021, and follow the rules of origin of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (see General Administration of Customs Announcement No. 69 of 2018).

From July 1, 2021, in accordance with the provisions of the China-Switzerland bilateral trade agreement and the Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the relevant treaty tax rates will be further reduced.

From January 1, 2021, the "Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius" was formally implemented, and the treaty tax rate was applied to some commodities originating in Mauritius.

  When the most-favored-nation tax rate is lower than or equal to the agreed tax rate, if the agreement has provisions, it shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant agreement; if the agreement has no provisions, the two shall apply from the lower.

  (2) Continue to implement preferential tax rates for the least developed countries that have established diplomatic relations with China and completed the exchange of letters. The scope of applicable commodities and tax rates remain unchanged.

  (2) Continue to implement the current export tariff rates.

  Starting from January 1, 2021, export tariffs will continue to be imposed on 107 commodities such as ferrochrome. Export tax rates or temporary export tax rates will be applied, and the scope and tax rates of the products collected will remain unchanged.

  (3) Adjust tax rules and tax items.

  In order to meet the needs of industrial development and trade management, some tariff items and notes were adjusted.

After adjustment, the total number of tax items in 2021 will be 8,580.

  (4) Relevant implementation time.

  The above plan, unless otherwise specified, will be implemented from January 1, 2021.

2. Matters related to import and export customs clearance

  (1) The Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China.

  The tariff adjustment plan for 2021 and some of the newly revised contents of the annotations of some domestic subheadings, the relevant tax items and tax rates of the "Import and Export Tariffs of the People's Republic of China" (2021 edition) can be inquired through the portal of the General Administration of Customs for reference for customs clearance.

  (2) "The Catalogue of Customs Declaration of Import and Export Commodities of the People's Republic of China."

  The "Customs Import and Export Commodities Standard Declaration Catalog of the People's Republic of China" (2021 edition) has been compiled according to the adjustment plan and will be published on the portal of the General Administration of Customs for reference for customs clearance.

  (3) Customs commodity number.

  In order to effectively implement the new provisional tariff rates for non-full tax items in 2021, the General Administration of Customs has adjusted the relevant customs commodity codes and compiled the 2021 “Temporary Tariff Table for Import and Export Commodities” for publication on the General Administration of Customs portal website. The consignees and consignees of import and export goods have been checked for correct declaration.