• Products Affected by China’s Reduced Import Tariffs in 2017

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    The news is out that China has cut the import duty for nearly 200 products.

    Fortunately, the new regulations apply to many products that are exported by SME’s in the US and Europe, but also other countries.

    The import tariffs have been reduced greatly, proving that the Chinese government tries its utmost to increase imports. Some outspoken reasons are:

    a. That China has received much pressure from other countries, like the US, due to unfavorable trade balances

    b. The government wants to put pressure on local producers to improve quality

    c. Most importantly: China simply needs more foreign products!

    In this article, I list all the products affected by the new regulations (including correct translation), what HS codes that are affected, how much the import duties have been reduced and more.


    What products will be subject to lower import duties?

    The Ministry of Commerce has issued a complete list in Chinese, showing all the products that are affected by the reduction in import duties.

    As many of you can’t read Chinese, I decided to translate the list so that you can know whether you’re the lucky ones who can enjoy lower import tariffs from December 2017 and onwards.

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    Products subject to lower import tariffs

    No. HS code: New rate / Old rate
    Affecting product a, b, c, d

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    1. 03031300: 5% / 10%
    Frozen Atlantic salmon and Danube salmon
    2. 03035900: 5% / 10%
    Frozen capelin, without giblets
    3. 03061490: 5% / 10%
    Other frozen crabs
    4. 03061612: 2% / 5%
    Frozen pandalus borealis
    5. 03061719: 2% / 5%
    Other frozen shrimp
    6. 03063190: 5% / 15%
    Other live, fresh and cold reef shrimp and other lobsters
    7. 03063399: 7% / 14%
    Other live and fresh crabs
    8. 03078190: 7% / 14%
    Other live, fresh or cold abalone
    9. 04062000: 8% / 12%
    A variety of grated or powdered cheese
    10. 04063000: 8% / 12%
    Processed cheese (except grated or powdered)
    11. 04064000: 8% / 15%
    Blue cheese and other textured cheese which is produced by penicillium roqueforti
    12. 04069000: 8% / 12%
    Other Cheese
    13. 08011100: 7% / 12%
    Dried coconut
    14. 08012100: 7% / 10%
    Brazil nuts, fresh or dried, shelled
    15. 08012200: 7% / 10%
    Brazil nuts, fresh or dried, unshelled
    16. 08013100: 7% / 20%
    Cashew nuts, fresh or dried, shelled
    17. 08013200: 7% / 10%
    Cashew nuts, fresh or dried, unshelled
    18. 08026190: 12% / 24%
    Macadamia nuts, shelled, non-seed
    19. 08026200: 12% / 24%
    Macadamia nuts, unshelled
    20. ex 08029090: 7% / 24%
    Pecan nuts
    21. 08044000: 7% / 25%
    Avocado, fresh or dried
    22. ex 08134090: 15% / 25%
    Cranberry, dried
    23. 16010010: 8% / 15%
    Animal meat, offal and natural blood sausage
    24. 16010020: 8% / 15%
    Animal meat, offal and other blood sausage
    25. 19011090: 2% / 15%
    Other retail packaged food for infants and young children
    26. 19021900: 8% / 15%
    Other non-stuffed or unmade raw pasta
    27. 20071000: 15% / 30%
    Fruit homogenized food, cooked
    28. 21069050: 10% / 20%
    Seal oil capsules
    29. ex 21069090: 0% / 20%
    Whey Protein Hydrolyzate Formula, whey protein Hydrolyzate Formula, Amino Acid Formula, Lactose-Free Formula Special Baby Milk Powder
    30. 22011010: 10% / 20%
    Mineral water
    31. 22051000: 14% / 65%
    Vermouth and other fermented grape wines where plants or spices have been added during production (below 2 litres)
    32. 22082000: 5% / 10%
    Spirits made from distilled wine
    33. 22083000: 5% / 10%
    Whisky
    34. 30041011: 2% / 6%
    Ampicillin preparations (mixed, curative or prophylactic, formulated or in retail packages)
    35. 30041012: 2% / 6%
    Amoxicillin preparation (a mixture of two or more ingredients, used for treatment or prophylaxis, formulated or in retail packages)
    36. 30041013: 2% / 6%
    Penicillin V preparations (made up of two or more ingredients, used for treatment or prophylaxis, formulated or in retail packages)
    37. 30041019: 2% / 6%
    Other penicillin preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    38. 30041090: 2% / 6%
    Drugs containing other penicillins and penicillin derivatives having penicillanic acid structure or streptomycin and their derivatives (mixed or not mixed, used for treatment or prophylaxis, formulated or put into retail packages)
    39. 30042011: 2% / 6%
    Cefotaxime preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated or in retail packages)
    40. 30042012: 2% / 6%
    Ceftazidime preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    41. 30042013 : 2% / 6%
    Cefoxitin preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    42. 30042014: 2% / 6%
    Ceftezole Preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    43. 30042015 : 2% / 6%
    Cefaclor preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    44. 30042016: 2% / 6%
    Cefuroxime preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    45. 30042017: 2% / 6%
    Ceftriaxone preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    46. 30042018: 2% / 6%
    Cefoperazone preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    47. 30042019: 2% / 6%
    Containing other cephalosporin preparations (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    48. 30042090: 2% / 6%
    Drugs containing other antibiotics (mixed or unmixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated or in retail packages)
    49. 30043110: 2% / 5%
    Drugs containing recombinant human insulin but not antibiotics (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated doses or in retail packages)
    50. 30043190: 2% / 5%
    Drugs containing other insulin but no antibiotics (mixed or unmixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated or in retail packages)
    51. 30043200: 2% / 5%
    Drugs with mixed or none mixed hormones from adrenal glands, but not containing antibiotics (for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated doses or in retail packages)
    52. 30043900: 2% / 5%
    Drugs with tariff number 29.37, excluding antibiotics (mixed or unmixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated doses or in retail packages)
    53. 30045000: 2% / 6%
    Drugs containing vitamins or tariff number 29.36 (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated dosed or in retail packages)
    54. 30046010: 2% / 4%
    Prepared prescription (Chinese medicine) containing Arteannuin/Artemisinin as well as derivative
    55. 30046090: 2% / 4%
    Drugs containing vitamins or tariff number 29.36 (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated dosed or in retail packages)
    56. 30049010: 2% / 6%
    Sulfa drugs (two or more ingredients mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated doses or retail packages)
    57. 30049051: 2% / 3%
    Chinese medicinal wine (mixed or none mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated dose or retail package)
    58 30049054: 2% / 3%
    Balm, cooling ointment (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated dose or retail package)
    59. 30049059: 2% / 3%
    Other Chinese medicine (mixed or unmixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic use, formulated dose or retail package)
    60. 30049090: 2% / 4%
    Other medications (mixed or not mixed, for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, formulated doses or in retail packages)
    61. 33030000: 5% / 10%
    Perfume, eau de cologne, floral water
    62. 33041000: 5% / 10%
    Cosmetic products for lip preparations (lipstick, lipgloss)
    63. 33042000: 5% / 10%
    Eye cosmetics
    64. 33043000: 5% / 15%
    Manicure and pedicure preparations
    65. 33049100: 5% / 10%
    Cosmetic powders (compressed or not)
    66. 33049900: 2% / 6.5%
    Other beauty products or cosmetics and skin care products
    67: 33051000: 2% / 6.5%
    Shampoo
    68. 33052000: 5% / 15%
    Hair dye
    69. 33053000: 5% / 15%
    Styling agents (hair spray, hair wax, hair gel)
    70. 33059000: 5% / 10%
    Other hair care products
    71. 33061010: 5% / 10%
    Tooth paste
    72. 33061090: 5% / 10%
    Other tooth cleansing products
    73. 33062000: 5% / 10%
    Dental floss
    74. 33069000: 5% / 10%
    Other oral care and dental products
    75. 33071000: 5% / 10%
    Shaving preparations/products
    76. 33072000: 5% / 10%
    Human deodorant and antiperspirant
    77. 33073000: 5% / 10%
    Bath salts and other bathing preparations
    78. 33074100: 5% / 10%
    Joss sticks and other products that emit aroma by burning
    79. 33074900: 5% / 10%
    Indoor deodorising products
    80. 33079000: 5% / 9%
    Depilatories and other fragrant products and make-up/toiletries not listed above
    81. 42021290: 10% / 20%
    Luggages and bags with plastic or textile surface
    82. 42021900: 10% / 20%
    Luggages and bags with other materials
    83. 42023200: 10% / 20%
    Items like wallets with surface of plastic or textile
    84. 42023900: 10% / 20%
    Items like wallets with surface of steel paper or cardboard
    85. 42029900: 10% / 20%
    Other containers with surface of steel paper or cardboard
    86. 61019010: 10% / 25%
    Men’s woollen knitted or crocheted coats, windbreaker
    87. 61021000: 10% / 25%
    Women’s woollen knitted or crocheted coat, windbreaker
    88. 61029000: 10% / 20%
    Other women’s knitted or crocheted coats and windbreakers
    89. 61031010: 10% / 25%
    Men’s woollen knitted or crocheted suits
    90. 61031020: 10% / 25%
    Men’s synthetic knitted or crocheted suits
    91. 61032200: 10% / 20%
    Men’s woollen knitted or crocheted suits
    92. 61032300: 10% / 25%
    Men’s synthetic knitted or crocheted casual suits
    93. 61032910: 10% / 25%
    Men’s woollen knitted or crocheted casual suits
    94. 61032990: 10% / 25%
    Other knitted or crocheted men’s casual suits made of other textile materials
    95. 61041300: 10% / 25%
    Women’s synthetic knitted or crocheted formal suits
    96. 61042300: 10% / 25%
    Women’s synthetic knitted or crocheted casual suits
    97. 61101200: 5% / 14%
    Fine woollen knitted or crocheted pullovers and more from Kashmir goats
    98. 62011100: 5% / 16%
    Men’s woollen coat, cloaks (capes) and similar item
    99. 62011290: 5% / 16%
    Men’s cotton coats, cloaks (capes) and similar item
    100. 62021100: 5% / 16%
    Women’s woollen coats, cloaks (capes) and similar item
    101. 62021290: 5% / 16%
    Women’s cotton coats, cloaks (capes) and similar item
    102. 62031100: 5% / 17.5%
    Men’s woollen formal suits
    103. 62033100: 5% / 16%
    Men’s woollen jackets
    104. 62041100: 5% / 17.5%
    Women’s wollen suits
    105. 62042300: 10% / 20%
    Women’s synthetic knitted casual suits
    106. 62042910: 10% / 20%
    Women’s silk and spun silk casual suits
    107. 62043100: 5% / 16%
    Women’s woollen jackets
    108. 62141000: 5% / 14%
    Silk shawls, scarves and similar item
    109. 62142010 : 5% / 14%
    Woollen shawls, scarves, draped yarn, veils and similar item
    110. 62142020: 5% / 14%
    Cashmere shawls, scarves, draped yarns, veils and similar item
    111. 63012000 : 5% / 16%
    Wool blankets and travel blankets
    112. 64011010: 12% / 24%
    Waterproof boots and shoes made of rubber with a rubber surface and a metal protective head of plastic
    113. 64011090 : 12% / 24%
    Waterproof boots and shoes made of rubber with a plastic surface and a metal protective head of plastic
    114. 64019210: 12% / 24%
    Waterproof ankle high boots with a rubber surface but the sole and central parts made of plastic
    115. 64019290 : 12% / 24%
    Waterproof ankle high boots with a plastic rubber surface and the sole and central parts made of plastic
    116. 64019900: 12% / 24%
    Other waterproof boots with rubber, plastic surface and sole
    117. 64042010 : 12% / 24%
    Slippers made of leather or recycled leather
    118. 64042090: 12% / 24%
    Boots and shoes made of textiles with leather soles
    119. 84151021: 10% / 15%
    Air conditioners with a cooling capacity ≤ 4 kcal / hour, mounted either directly to the window or where the system is split between walls
    120. 8415811: 10% / 15%
    Heat pump air conditioners with a cooling capacity ≤ 4 kcal / hour
    121. 84158210: 10% / 15%
    Other air conditioners with a cooling capacity ≤ 4 kcal / hour
    122. 84182910: 15% / 30%
    Semiconductor refrigeration type household refrigerator
    123. 84182990: 15% / 30%
    Other household refrigerators
    124. 84183021: 12% / 23%
    Cabinet freezer with a refrigeration temperature> -40 ℃, volume 500-800L
    125. 84183029: 15% / 30%
    Cabinet freezer with a refrigeration temperature> -40 ℃, volume ≤ 500L
    126. 84184029: 15% / 30%
    Vertical freezer with a refrigeration temperature> -40 ℃, volume ≤ 500L
    127. 84501200: 15% / 30%
    Non-fully automatic washing machine, equipped with a centrifugal dryer, volume ≤10kg
    128. 84501900: 15% / 30%
    Other washing machines with drying capacity ≤ 10kg
    129. 85098010: 15% / 30%
    Floor poolishing machine
    130. 85098020: 10% / 20%
    Kitchen waste processor
    131. ex 85098090: 10% / 30%
    Electric toothbrushes
    132. ex 85098090: 15% / 30%
    Other household electric appliances (except electric toothbrush)
    133. 85101000: 10% / 30%
    Electric shaver
    134. 85102000: 15% / 30%
    Electric hair clippers
    135. 85103000: 10% / 20%
    Electric epilators
    136. 85162100: 17% / 35%
    Electric radiator storing heat
    137. 85163200: 17% / 35%
    Other electro-thermal hair appliances
    138. 85163300: 17% / 35%
    Electric hair dryer
    139. 85164000: 10% / 35%
    Electric iron
    140. 85167110: 10% / 32%
    Drip coffee maker
    141. 85167120: 10% / 32%
    Coffee Percolator
    142. 85167130: 10% / 32%
    Espresso Machine
    143. 85167210: 16% / 32%
    Automatic bread machines for households
    144. 85167220: 16% / 32%
    Toasters / Slice toasters
    145. 85167290: 16% / 32%
    Other thermo-electric toaster
    146. 85167910: 16% / 32%
    Electric water dispenser
    147. ex 85167990: 10% / 32%
    Electric smart toilet seat
    148. ex 85167990: 16% / 32%
    Other electric appliances (except electric smart toilet seat)
    149. ex 8715000: 10% / 20%
    Stroller
    150. 90049010: 8% / 16%
    Glasses that change colour when exposed to sunlight
    151. 90212900: 2% / 4%
    Dental braces
    152. 95061100: 7% / 14%
    Snow-skis
    153. 95061200: 7% / 14%
    Ski strap
    154. 95061900: 7% / 14%
    Other ski equipment
    155. 95067010: 7% / 14%
    Ice skates
    156. 95067020: 7% / 14%
    Roller skates
    157. 96032100: 8% / 25%
    Toothbrushes, including dental plate brush
    158. 96032900: 8% / 15%
    Shaving brush, hair brush, eyelash brush and other human makeup brush
    159. 96033010: 8% / 25%
    Paintbrush
    160. 96033020: 8% / 20%
    Chinese Calligraphy brush pen
    161. 96033090: 8% / 25%
    Cosmetic pens
    162. 96081000: 8% / 15%
    Ballpoint pens
    163. 96082000: 12% / 21%
    Felt tip pens and other water-penetrating and marker pens
    164. 96083010: 12% / 21%
    Ink brush
    165. 96083020: 12% / 21%
    Fountain pen
    166. 96083090: 12% / 21%
    Other pens
    167. 96084000: 12% / 21%
    Mechanical pencils
    168. 96085000: 12% / 21%
    Set with ≥ two types of pens
    169. 96086000: 12% / 21%
    Ballpoint pen refills
    170. 96089100: 8% / 12%
    Pen heads and nibs
    171. 96089920: 12% / 21%
    Stencils and pen holders
    172 96091010: 12% / 21%
    Lead pencils
    173. 96091020: 12% / 21%
    Lead pencils with colours
    174. 96092000: 12% / 21%
    Refills for lead pencils, black or other colours
    175. 96099000: 8% / 15%
    Crayon, drawing carbon, writing or drawing chalk
    176. 96151100: 8% / 18%
    Hard rubber or plastic comb, hair clip and similar item
    177. 96151900: 8% / 18%
    Comb, hair clip and similar item made of other materials
    178. 961590000: 8% / 18%
    Other hair clip, curlers, etc and components
    179. 96161000: 8% / 18%
    Perfume sprayer or similar cosmetic sprayer
    180. 96162000: 8% / 18%
    Powder puff for the use of cosmetic
    181. 96170011: 8% / 24%
    Glass liner thermos
    182. 96170019: 8% / 24%
    Other thermos
    183. 96170090: 8% / 18%
    Other vacuum containers and parts
    184. 96190011: 0% / 7.5%
    Baby diapers
    185. 96190019: 8% / 18%
    Other diapers
    186. 96190020: 5% / 10%
    Sanitary pads and tampons
    187. 96190090: 8% / 14%
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