-Interpretation of Recent Hot News in Customs Affairs
-Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policies in December
-Xinhai’s Group Company Oujian Attended the Press Conference on “Trade Facilitation and Optimization of Port Business Environment”
-Xinhai Actively Participate in 2019 China Customs Development Conference and Taihu Customs Festival
ATA Applicable Business Category Expansion
-Announcement No.212 of the General Administration of Customs (“Administrative Measures of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China for Temporary Entry and Exit of Goods”)
-The goods temporarily imported using the temporary goods import document (herein after referred to as ATA carnet) are limited to the goods specified in the international conventions on temporary goods import to which China is a party.
-Until 2019, ATA carnet will only be used for “goods displayed or used in exhibitions, fairs, conferences and similar activities”
-Announcement No. 193 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs (Announcement on the Temporary Entry of ATA Carnets for Sports Goods) ln order to support China’s hosting of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic s and Winter Paralympics and other sports activities, according to the provisions of international conventions on temporary import of goods, the custom s will accept temporary inn po rt ATA carnets for “sporting goods” from January 1, 2020. The ATA carnet can be used to go through the customs formalities for temporary entry for the necessary sporting goods for sports competitions, performances and trainings.
-Announcement of the General Administration of Customs No.13 of 2019 (Announcement on Matters Related to Supervision of Temporary Inbound and Out bound Goods) The customs will expand the temporary entry ATA carnet for professional equipment” and “commercial samples”. Temporary entry containers and their accessories and equipment, spare parts for maintenance containers shall go through customs formalities in accordance with relevant
-Effective January 9, 2019.
-The above can be referred to the Istanbul Convention
-Our country has expanded its acceptance of the Convention on Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) with Appendix B.2 on Professional Equipment and Appendix B.3 an Containers, Pallets, Packaging I 1aterials, Samples and Other Imports Related to Commercial Operations.
ATA Applicable Business Category Expansion
-Matters 1 Needing Attention in Declaration — Provide ATA carnet marked with the purpose of the above four types of goods (exhibnition, sporting goods, professional equipment and commercial samples) to declare to the customs.
-Matters 2 Needing Attention in Declaration – In addition to providing ATA carnets, importing enterprises are required to provide other information to prove the use of imported goods, such as national batch documents, detailed description of goods by enterprises, and lists of goods.
-Matters 3 Needing Attention in Declaration – ATA carnets handled overseas shall be filed electronically with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade / China International Chamber of Commerce before being used in China.
Part of Imposition of Tariffs on US Suspended
China suspends levying tariffs on some commodities
For some imported goods originating in the United States that were originally scheduled to be subject to tariff increases starting at 12. D1 on December 15 1D% and 5% tariffs will not be imposed for the time being (Tax Committee Announcement  N a.4), and the tariff increases on automobiles and parts originating in the United States will continue to be suspended (Tax Committee Announcement  No.5).
Maintain the scope of levy
Other measures to levy customs duties on the United States continue to be implemented in accordance with regulations, and the elimination of customs duties on goods in the United States continues. (Tax Committee Announcement  No 5 Tax Committee Announcement  No.6, Tax Committee Announcement  No.7, Tax Committee Announcement  No B, Tax Committee Announcement [201B] No.13 Tax Committee Announcement  No.3,).
• Concerned about China’s Exclusion of Tariff-levying Commodities from the United States (Announcement of the Tariff Commission of the State Council on December 19 on the First Batch of Second Exclusion Lists of Tariff-levying Commodities from the United States)
• Pay attention to China’s Exclusion of Tariff-levying Commodities from the United States
• Concerned about the phased elimination of tariff increases on Chinese products promised by the United States, and realizing the change of tariff increases from higher to lower.
• Pay attention to the signing of the first phase of Sino—US economic and trade agreement
US Declares Tax Reduction to Implement Phase I Economic and Trade Agreement
Maintain the Scope of Levy
• The tariff rate on the original US $250 Billion of goods will remain unchanged at 25%
• Including US $34 billion (to be implemented from July 6, 2018)
• US $16 billion (to be implemented from August 23, 2018)
• US $200 billion (to be implemented from September24, 2018)
Tax Reduction and Increase List / Deferred Increase List
• Regarding the US $300 Bilion A list of commodities, the US said that it could reduce the tariff rate in the future as the negotiations proceed.
• For US $300 Billion B list goods, the original 15% tariff rate will not be imposed for the time being.
US Initiated Tariff Increase Exclusion List
• At present the United States has announced the 17th batch of 200 Billion tariff exclusion lists (https://ustr.gov/issue–areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/section-301- China/200-billion-trade-action)
• US $300 Billion Tariff Exclusion Application Address https://exclusion. ustr.gov
• Application time: 2019/10/31- 2020/1/31
Check The Matters Needing Attention For Customs Clearance After The Fourth System Goes Online
-Does the receipt of the single window show that “customs declaration port inspection” refers to customs inspection?
Including customs inspection and original CIQ inspection, the specific inspection instru0tiODS and inspection contents shall be determined according to the instructions Df the four systems.
-Does the receipt of the single window show that “destination inspection” includes customs inspection?
“Destination inspection” generally refers to the external package inspection, animal and plant inspection or quality inspection after the goods arrive at the destination. Customs inspection is usually completed at the port.
-Will there be receipts for “customs declaration port inspection” and “destination inspection” for one shipment?
Yes, it needs to be inspected twice and dropped twice, but the probability is very low.
-How to check if one shipment has been finished inspection at the destination?
You can inquire in the WeChat public number of “Tongguan Bao” If the destination inspection has been completed, the inquiry status is “Destination Inspection Completed”. Importing enterprises need to manage the inspection status of goods to avoid missing inspection.
Summary of Inspection and Quarantine Policy in December
|Animal and Plant Products Access||Announcement No .195 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Fresh Edible Avocado Plants Imported from Colombia. Since December 13, 2019, Hass varieties (scientific name Persea American a Mills, English name Avocado) of fresh avocados produced in avocado produting areas above 1500 meters above sea I eve I in Colombia a re allowed to be imported into China, and the imported products must meet the requirements of plant quarantine for fresh avocados in Colombia|
|Announcement No. 194 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Table Grape Plants from Argentina. December 13, 2 019, fresh g rape (scientific name Vitis vinifer a I., English name Table grapes) produced in Argentine grape producing areas will be allowed to be exported to China. the imported products must meet the requirements for quarantine of fresh grape plants in Argentina|
|Announcement No.192 of 2019 of the General Administration of Custom s and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas||Announcement on Preventing Nodular Dermatosis in bos frontalis from Entering China. From December 6 20 19, direct or in direct import of cattle and related products from Indi a is prohibited|
|Announcement No .190 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Korean sweet Pepper. From December 9. 2019. different varieties of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum var. grossum) planted in Korean greenhouses will be exported to China, and imported products must meet the requirements of Korea n sweet pepper inspection and quarantine|
|Announcement No .185 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Th ai Ric e B ran Meal (Cake) and Palm Kernel M eat (Cake). Starting from December9, 2019. Rice Bran meal (cake) and Palm Kernel meal (cake) produced by oil extraction technology from Rice Bran and Palm Kernel in Thailand will be exported to China Imported products must meet the inspection and qua rant in e requirements of Th ai land Ri c e Bran meal (cake) and Palm Kernel m eat (cake).|
|Announcement No. 188 of 2015 of the GeneralAdministration of Customs||Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Ukrainian Rapeseed Meal (Cake) From December 9, 2019, Rapeseed meal (cake) produced from rapeseed planted in Ukraine after separation of oil by squeezing, leaching and other processes will be exported to China. Imported products must meet the inspection and quarantine requirements for Rapeseed meal (cake)in Ukraine|
|Announcement No. 187 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imported Mexican Banana Plants. From December 9, 2019 bananas (scientific name Musaspp, English name Banana) produced in Mexico’s banana producing area are allowed to be imported into China. Imported products must meet the requirements of Mexican banana plant quarantine|
|Announcement No. 186 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Imports and Exports of Fruits from China and Uzbekistan produced in Uzbekistan that enter through the three ports of Khorgos, Alashankou and llg Shitan efer to fruits Passing through Third Countries. Fruits exported to China by Uzbekistan through third countries|
|Announcement No. 185 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Importing Greek Fresh Kiwi Plants. Fresh Kiwi fruit (scientific name Actinidia chinensis, A deliciosa, English name kiwifruit) produced in the kiwifruit production area of Greece has been exported to China since November 29, 2019. Imports must meet the quarantine requirements of Greek fresh kiwi fruit plants|
|Announcement No. 184 of 2015 of the GeneralAdministration of Customs||Announcement on Quarantine Requirements for Fresh Edible Avocado Plants Imported from Philippines. HASSAvocado (scientific name Persea American Mills, English name Avocado) has been exported to China sinceNovember 29, 2019. Imports must meet the quarantine requirements of Philippine fresh avocado plants|
|Announcement No. 181 of 2015 of the GeneralAdministration of Customs||Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Ethiopian Mung Bean. Green beans produced and processed in Ethiopia since November 21, 2019 are allowed to be exported to China. Imports must meet the requirements of Ethiopia’s Mung bean inspection and quarantine|
|Announcement No. 179 of 2015 of the GeneralAdministration of Customs||Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Kazakhstan Forage Wheat Flour. Finepowdery feed raw materials (whole wheat flour, including bran) obtained from processing spring wheat produced in Kazakhstan on November 21, 2019 are allowed to be transported to China. The import of feeding wheat flour must meet the inspection and quarantine requirements of Kazakhstan.|
|The import of radio transmission equipment for sale and use in China that is listed in and meets the “Catalogue and Technical Requirements for Micropower Short-range Radio Transmission Equipment” does not require a radio frequencylicense, a radio station license and a radio transmission equipment model approval, but it shall comply with laws andregulations such as product quality, national standards and the relevant provisions of the national radio management|
Xinhai’s Group Company Oujian Attended the Press Conference on Trade Facilitation and Optimization of Port Business Environment
On December 11, Beijing Ruiku Research Center on Trade Security and Facilitation. China International Trade Association and China Customs Declaration Association successfully held a press conference on “Trade Facilitation and Optimization of Port Business Environment” at Beijing CHANGFU Palace Hotel. Ge Jizhong Chairman of Shanghai Oujian Network Development Group Co., Ltd. and Wang Min. Vice President were invited to attend the event. Ge Jizhong also made a speech on the issue of “Chinese Trade Facilitation Annual Report”.
This activity is mainly aimed at actively implementing a series of new measures to optimize the business environment at ports launched by the General Administration of Customs and other departments, continuously innovating work modes and steadily implementing cross-border trade facilitation measures. Let the import and export customs clearance time be further shortened, and promote cross-border trade more quickly and conveniently.
In recent years, the international economic and trade situation is grim and complicated, and the economic and trade environment at home and abroad is constantly changing Oujian Group will actively implement the relevant requirements of the General Administration of Customs. It will take” six measures” to optimize the business environment at ports, including optimizing the process of inspection and declaration, improving the paperless format standard of attached documents, innovating the customs tax collection and management mode, deepening the construction of a single window for international trade, promoting one-time joint inspection across departments, and establishing a publicity system for port charges.
Xinhai Actively Participates in 2019 China Customs Development Conference and Taihu Customs Festival
On December 13. 2019. the 2019 China Customs Development conference and Taihu Customs Festival jointly organized by china Customs Clearance Association and china Port Association was successfully held in Wuxi, Wang Jinjian, vice mayor of Wuxi municipal government, secretary of the new district party Committee, Peng Weipeng, deputy director of Nanjing customs, Wang Ping, president of china customs declaration forum and delivered speeches, Former vice Minister of Foreign Trade and E-Cooperation Long Yongtu, former Director of the Huang Shengqiang, Deputy Director of the Policy and Regulations Department of the General Administration of Customs Ge Yanfeng, and Deputy Inspect of the statistics and Analysis Department of the General Administration of Customs Zhang Bingzheng attended the forum and delivered keynote speech Technology Co, Ltd. has sponsored gifts, and Oujian Group’s subsidiary corporation, Shanghai Ougao International Freight Forwarding Co, Ltd. has strongly supported the customs festival award ceremony and parallel sub-forums.
Post time: Dec-30-2019