China Announces Import Tax Treatment to ‘Encouraged’ Foreign-Invested Projects

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Feb. 2 – In Announcement [2012] No. 4 released on January 29, the Chinese General Administration of Customs clarified the favorable import tax treatment to “encouraged” foreign-invested projects (FIPs).

Starting on January 30, FIPs (including capital increases to FIPs) listed in the “encouraged” category in the “Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalog (2011 Version)” (“2011 FDI Catalog”) are exempt from customs duties when investors import equipment (for self use) and technology, accessories as well as spare parts that come along with the equipment based on related agreements. However, these importers are still subject to import value-added tax, which was resumed on such imports in 2009. Continue reading…

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