From September, these new foreign trade regulations will take effect!


From September, China will give zero-tariff treatment to 98% of tax items from 16 countries

The Ministry of Finance announced that, in accordance with the "Announcement of the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Granting Zero Tariff Treatment to 98% of Tax Items in Least Developed Countries" (Announcement No. 8 [2021] of the Tax Commission), according to the regulations issued by the Chinese government and the governments of relevant countries, since From September 1, 2022, to the Republic of Togo, the State of Eritrea, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Djibouti, the Republic of Guinea, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Republic of Rwanda, the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Republic of Mozambique, Nepal, the Republic of Sudan , Solomon Islands, the Republic of Vanuatu, the Republic of Chad and the Central African Republic and other 16 least developed countries import products of 98% of the tax items, the preferential tax rate of zero applies. Among them, 98% of the tax items are tax items with a tax rate of 0 in the annex to the Announcement No. 8 of 2021 by the Tax Commission, totaling 8,786. (See: Heavy! From September, China will give zero-tariff treatment to 98% of tax items from 16 countries)

Customs issues decision on commodity classification in 2022

On August 24, 2022, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement on the decision on commodity classification in 2022. In order to facilitate the consignees and consignors of imported and exported goods and their agents to correctly declare the classification of goods and ensure the uniformity of customs classification of goods, in accordance with the "Administrative Regulations of the Customs of the People's Republic of China on the Classification of Imported and Exported Goods" (Order of the General Administration of Customs, No. 252), the General Administration of Customs has formulated decisions on commodity classification. At the same time, according to my country's import and export commodities and the actual situation of international trade, some commodity classification opinions of the Harmonized System Committee of the World Customs Organization are converted into commodity classification decisions and announced. This announcement will come into force on September 1, 2022. (See: The General Administration of Customs issued a decision on commodity classification in 2022. Attention should be paid to the classification of these commodities)

U.S. cancels 26 flights from 4 Chinese airlines to China from September

On August 25, local time, the U.S. government stated that it would suspend 26 Chinese flights from four Chinese airlines departing from the United States in response to the decision to suspend some U.S. airlines’ flights and damage the operating rights of American airlines. (See: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the suspension of 26 flights of 4 Chinese airlines)

The decision will affect 26 flights from Air China, China Southern, China Eastern and Xiamen Airlines from September 5 to September 28, including 19 flights from Los Angeles to China and 7 flights from New York to China.

Europe to impose barge surcharge from September 1

Contargo, Europe's leading barge operator, has announced that it will increase the emergency surcharge from 10 euros to 25 euros for each full or empty container shipped from September 1, giving shippers facing a week-long Rhine closure. brought new pain. (Read more: This surcharge in Europe soars 150% due to congestion and capacity shortages

Port of New York-New Jersey to charge container imbalance fees starting September 1

The Port Authority of New York-New Jersey announced that it will implement a container imbalance fee on September 1 this year for both full and empty containers. In order to reduce the large backlog of empty containers in the port, free up storage space for imported containers, and deal with the record freight volume brought by the transfer of freight on the west coast.

This fee will be charged directly by the port authority to the shipping company, and the port authority hopes to urge the shipping company to speed up the flow of empty containers and export heavy containers. (Read more: Just now! The Port of New York-New Jersey announced a new charge to reduce container backlogs)

Petrobras cuts jet fuel prices from September 1

Petrobras announced on the 26th local time that it will reduce the price of aviation kerosene by 10.4% from September 1. This is the second price cut announced by Petrobras following the announcement of a 2.6% cut in aviation kerosene prices in early August this year.

Petrobras said on the same day that the adjustment of aviation kerosene prices is based on monthly contracts with distributors, and the reference standard for adjustment is changes in international fuel prices and exchange rate fluctuations.

Brazil announces reduction of MERCOSUR foreign tariffs

The Executive Management Committee of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Commission (Camex) officially decided on August 17 to reduce the rate of the MERCOSUR External Tariff (TEC) by 10%. The resolution took effect on September 1.

External tariffs are import tariffs used by MERCOSUR member countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay). The introduction of a single tariff is to avoid tariff disputes within the group.

In addition, Brazil's Foreign Trade Commission approved a reduction in import duties on seven products, including airbags to protect motorcyclists, whey protein and food supplements, which are now included in the Common External Tariff Exception List (Letec). The tax cuts took effect on September 1. Import duties on these products will be cleared or reduced to 4%. Currently, their tariff rates range from 11.2% to 35%.

Amazon Updates FBA Shipping Process

Amazon announced in June on the US, Europe and Japan stations that it will officially stop the existing “send/replenishment” process from September 1 and enable a new process “Send to Amazon”

From the announcement date, when sellers create new shipments, the system will direct the process to "Send to Amazon" by default, and sellers can also access "Send to Amazon" from the delivery queue by themselves.

Sellers can continue to use the old workflow to create new shipments until August 31, but after September 1, "Send to Amazon" will be the only process for creating shipments.

It is worth noting that all shipments created by the old "ship/replenishment" process are also time-sensitive. The deadline given by Amazon is November 30, and the shipment plan that has been created before this day is still valid. Can be edited and processed.

Argentina makes preliminary anti-dumping ruling on China's vacuum cleaners

On August 2, 2022, the Argentine Ministry of Production and Development issued Announcement No. 598/2022 dated July 29, 2022, regarding vacuum cleaners originating in China (Spanish: Aspiradoras, con motor eléctrico incorporado, de potencia inferior o igual a 2.500 W y de capacidad del depósito o bolsa para el polvo inferior o igual a 35 l, excepto aquellas capaces de funcionar sin fuente externa de energía y las diseñadas para conectarse al sistema eléctrico de vehículos automóviles) made an affirmative preliminary ruling on anti-dumping, preliminary It was ruled that a provisional anti-dumping duty of 78.51% of the free on board (FOB) price should be imposed on the products involved. The measures will take effect from the date of publication of the announcement and will be valid for 4 months.

The product involved is a vacuum cleaner with a power of less than or equal to 2,500 watts, a dust bag or a dust-collecting container of less than or equal to 35 liters, and a built-in electric motor. Vacuum cleaners that operate with an external power supply and are designed to be connected to the electrical system of a motor vehicle.

Peru makes affirmative preliminary ruling on anti-dumping of Chinese polyester fabrics

On August 25, 2022, the Commission on Dumping, Subsidies and Non-tariff Barriers to Trade of the Peruvian National Competition and Intellectual Property Protection Agency issued Announcement No. 190-2022/CDB-INDECOPI in the official daily newspaper El Peruano, stating that the original The 100% polyester fabric produced in China made a preliminary anti-dumping affirmative ruling, and the preliminary ruling imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty of US$3.93/kg on the products involved, valid for 6 months. The products involved are 100% plain weave polyester fabrics in natural color, white or dyed with a width of less than 1.8 meters and a unit gram weight of between 80 g/m2 and 200 g/m2, involving Peru tax numbers 5512.11.00.00 and 5512.19 Products under .00.00. The measures will take effect from the day after the announcement.

Brazil initiates anti-dumping sunset review investigation against China's seamless carbon steel pipe

According to the website of the Ministry of Commerce on August 25, recently, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretariat issued an announcement in the Federal Government Gazette, deciding to initiate an anti-dumping sunset review investigation on seamless carbon steel pipes originating in China. The tax numbers of the products involved are: 73041900, 73043190, 73043910, 73043990.

Implementation of the new version of the General Average Adjustment Rules of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

In order to adapt to the new situation and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the shipping economy, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) launched the revision of the Beijing Adjustment Rules in 2019 based on the latest changes in shipping practices and adjustment practices, and has now completed the revision of the rules. The newly revised "China Council for the Promotion of International Trade General Average Adjustment Rules" will be officially implemented on September 1, 2022, and the original "Beijing Adjustment Rules" will be abolished at the same time.

This revision incorporates the latest achievements and relevant regulations in the development of the international general average system, and promotes the specialization, standardization and internationalization of maritime services. The content is more concise and easy to understand, which is more conducive to promotion and implementation. It will help promote the high-quality development of the joint construction of the "Belt and Road", help enterprises "go global", and better serve the construction of free trade ports with Chinese characteristics.

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