Tag: Closer Economic Partnership Agreement

CEPA Rules of Origin for Hong Kong-Mainland Trade in Goods

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Apr. 24 – In order to enjoy zero tariffs under the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), goods exported from Hong Kong to Mainland China must fulfill the rules of origin and show evidence of being “made in Hong Kong.”

The execution of the rules of origin is detailed in the “Customs Provisions of the People’s Republic of China on Executing the Rules of Origin for Trade in Goods under the Mainland/Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (haiguanshuling No.106, hereinafter refers as ‘Provisions’),” which was promulgated in December 2003 and came in effect from January 1, 2004. Continue reading…

China Clarifies Tariff Implementation in 2012

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Dec. 21 – China’s Ministry of Finance recently published the “Tariff Implementation Plan 2012 (shuiweihui [2011] No.27),” where it clarified both import and export tariffs on specific products for next year.

Over 700 types of products will be able to enjoy temporary tariff rates, most of which are lower than the most-favored-nation (MFN) tariff rates. Continue reading…

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