Announcement of the Preferential Tax Policies for the Imported Exhibits Sold During the Second China International Import Expo (Cai Guan Shui Announcement  No.36)
The Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Taxation Administration jointly announced the Preferential Tax Policies for the Imported Exhibits Sold During the Second China International Import Expo (CIIE). The relevant contents are as followed:
Announcement of Continuous Implementation of VAT Policies for the Procurement of Equipment by R&D Institutions (Announcement of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and State Administration of Taxation  No.91)
The Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and State Administration of Taxation jointly announced the Continuous Implementation of VAT Policies for the Procurement of Equipment by R&D Institutions. The relevant contents are as followed:
Announcement of Preferential Taxation Policies for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing (Cai Guan Shui Announcement  No.92)
The Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation and the General Administration of Customs jointly announced the Preferential Taxation Policies for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. The relevant contents are as followed:
Announcement of Launching the Pilot Program for the Reform of “Separating Operating Permits from Business Licenses” in All Pilot Free Trade Zones (Announcement of State Council  No.25）
The State Council has announced the reform of “separating operating permits from business licenses” for enterprise-related business licensing items will be carried out from 1 December 2019 in the Pilot Free Trade Zones of Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Fujian, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan.
The General Administration of Customs made the following statement on some of the contents of the above announcement:
Guiding Opinions of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on Promoting High-quality Trade Development
The State Council issued the Guiding Opinions on Promoting High-quality Trade Development on 19 November, 2019, which mainly include the following contents:
Announcement on Revising the Format of Electronic Declaration Message for Import and Export Water and Air Cargo Manifest (GAC Announcement  No. 171)
The General Administration of Customs announced to revise the format of electronic declaration message for import and export water and air cargo manifests. The declaration message revised includes: Original Manifest, Advance Distribution Manifest, Load Manifest, Arrival Report, etc. The announcement entered into force on 15 November 2019.
Announcement of Consulting Service of Pre-classification of Import Commodity Samples (GAC Announcement  No. 172)
Based on the needs of the import and export entities for pre-classification of commodity samples, the General Administration of Customs make the following announcement on the matters related to the consulting service of pre-classification of import commodity samples:
The announcement will enter into force on 20 December 2019.
Announcement of Abolishing the Import Restriction on US Poultry (GAC Announcement  No. 177)
The General Administration of Customs announced that starting from 14 November 2019, the import restriction imposed on US poultry under the announcement  No. 19,  No. 103,  No. 58,  No. 100 and  No. 8 jointly issued by the former General Administration of Quality Supervision and the former Ministry of Agriculture shall be abolished. The US poultry that meets the requirement of Chinese laws and regulations is allowed to be imported.
Announcement of Adjusting the Declaration Requirements for the Goods under the Preferential Trade Agreement Entering or Leaving the Special Customs Supervision Zones (Premises) (GAC Announcement  No. 178）
The General Administration of Customs decided to adjust the declaration requirements for the goods under the preferential trade agreement entering or leaving special customs supervision zones (premises) as follow:
The announcement will be effective from 1 January 2020. Additionally, on this date the GAC Announcement  No. 36 ,  No. 96 and  No. 53 will be repealed.
Announcement of Relevant Matters Concerning Prohibition of Transit of Special Items (GAC Announcement  No. 180)
According to The Border Health and Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China and its relevant provisions of implementation rules, the General Administration of Customs decided to prohibit the transit of micro-organisms, human tissues, biological products, blood and its product and other special items that have a high risk of biological safety.
The announcement entered into force immediately after release.
Announcement of Issuing the List of the Fourth Group of Filed Pre-shipment Inspection Institutions for Imported Solid Waste That Can Be Used as Raw Materials (GAC Announcement  No.183)
In accordance with the provisions of the Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Inspection and Quarantine of Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials and the Implementing Rules for the Supervision and Administration of Pre-shipment Inspections of Imported Solid Waste as Raw Materials, on 28 November 2019, the General Administration of Customs announced the list of the fourth group of recorded pre-shipment inspection institutions for import solid wastes as raw materials.
The Layout Planning of the Huangpu Customs of the Bonded Warehouses and Export Supervisory Warehouses
On 12 November, 2019, The Huangpu Customs made an announcement regarding the relevant matters concerning the layout planning of bonded warehouses and export supervisory warehouses in its own customs area, clarified their scope of application and planning principles and set out specific requirements for the establishment of self-use bonded warehouses, strategic resource-dedicated bonded warehouses, public bonded warehouses and export supervisory warehouses.
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