Catalogue of Processing Trade Prohibited in 2009 Promulgated
Announcement No.37, 2009 was released jointly by the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs. It is about Processing Trade Prohibited in 2009. Readjustments were made based on the previous catalogue, with 79 commodity codes of ten-digit removed, so as to maintain the steady growth of foreign trade. Commodity codes removed cover such products as plants, light industrial products, metallic compound, petroleum products, steel and non-ferrous metal products. The readjusted Catalogue of Processing Trade Prohibited cover 1759 commodity codes of ten-digit.
In this readjustments, high emission and high energy-consuming processing trade are still strictly forbidden, and processing trade that are not high emission and high energy-consuming are no longer forbidden. The readjustments could play a positive role in strengthening corporate confidence and maintaining the steady growth of foreign trade.
The imports of hides (code 4101-4103) in which the hides are going to be
converted into finished products and exported or carried down for deep
processing are duty free.
The imports of finished and semi-finished leather (code 4104-4115) in which
the leathers are going to be converted into finished leather and exported
are duty free.
The policy Comes into force on 3rd June