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Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License Administration in 2012
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Issued by: Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs

Announcement No. 98, 2011

Date of Issuance: December 30, 2011

Effective Date: January 1, 2012

 

Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License Administration in 2012 is hereby promulgated in accordance with Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China and Management Regulations for Commodity Import & Export of the People’s Republic of China and relative issues are announced as follows:

 

I. The 49 categories of commodities listed in the Catalogue of 2012 are subject to export control by means of quotas, quota bidding, and licenses.

 

1. Commodities subject to export quotas: wheat, corn, rice, wheat flour, corn flour, rice flour, cotton, sawn timber, live cattle (to Hong Kong and Macao), live pigs (to Hong Kong and Macao), live chicken (to Hong Kong and Macao), coal, coke, crude oil, refined oil, rare earth, antimony and antimony products, tungsten and tungsten products, zinc ore, tin and tin products, silver, indium and indium products, molybdenum, and phosphate ore.

 

2. Commodities subject to quota bidding: mat rush and mat rush products, silicon carbide, talcum lump (powder), magnesia, alumina, licorice and licorice products.

 

3. Commodities subject to export licensing control: live cattle (to markets other than Hong Kong and Macao), live pigs (to markets other than Hong Kong and Macao), live chicken (to markets other than Hong Kong and Macau), fresh chilled beef, frozen beef, fresh chilled pork, frozen pork, fresh chilled chicken, frozen chicken, ozone depleting substances, paraffin, zinc and zinc-based alloys, certain metals and metal products, platinum (for processing trade), automobiles (including complete knock-down kits) and their chassis, motorcycles (including all terrain vehicles) and their engines and frames, natural sand (including standard sand), molybdenum products, citric acid, vitamin C, penicillin industrial salt and disodium sulphate.

 

II. Live cattle, live pigs and live chicken for export to Hong Kong and Macao are subject to country/region quota license control under a global licensing policy. Natural sand for export to Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are subject to export licensing, and natural standard sand are subject to global export licensing control.

 

III. Corn, rice, coal, crude oil, refined oil, cotton, antimony and antimony products, tungsten and tungsten products and silver are subject to state-operated trade management.

 

IV. For commodities subject to export quota bidding, regardless of the trade modes, the license issuing organ should issue export licenses according to the list of bid winners and amount of quotas awarded published by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) as well as the Certificate of Applying for Export License for Commodities Subject to Quota Bidding issued by the Bidding Office.

 

V. Following commodities exported in the form of processing trade should be handled in accordance with following rules:

 

1. Exporting commodities subject to export quota license in the form of processing trade (except for those stipulated in Section 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this Article), license-issuing organs should approve and issue export license by export quota, Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business and the export contract (copy of the original).

 

2. For importing raw materials used for producing platinum to process re-exported platinum (platinum or white gold), license-issuing organs should approve and issue export license by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business issued by the commercial authorities in the area where the operator is registered, the import declaration form of the customs for processing trade and the export contract (copy of the original).

 

3. For importing crude oil to process re-exported paraffin wax, importing silver-bearing commodities (except aluminum powder, unwrought silver and silver semi-products) to process re-exported silver, and exporting zinc and zinc-base alloy in the form of processing trade, license-issuing organs should approve and issue the license by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business issued by the provincial commercial authorities in the area where the operator is registered, the import declaration form of the customs for processing trade, and the export contract (copy of the original). Among them, the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business for silver is approved and issued by the approval document of the Ministry of Commerce, which should also be examined by the license-issuing organs.

 

4. For importing licorice root and its products in the form of processing trade, the license-issuing organs should approve and issue export license by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business issued by the provincial commercial authorities in the area where the operator is registered, the Certificate of Applying for Export License for Commodities of Processing Trade of China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers and Exporters, the import declaration form of the customs for processing trade and the export contract (copy of the original).

 

5. Importing crude oil to process re-exported refined oil is exempted from obtaining export licenses. Lubricating oil (grease) and lubricating base oil for export under the "processing trade" regime are subject to Announcement No.30 in 2008 of Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission and General Administration of Customs.

 

6. The expiry date of the export license in Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Article should be issued in accordance with the period for export ratified by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business, and should not exceed December 31 of the year. If the deadline for export ratified by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business exceeds December 31 of the year, the enterprise should apply to the license issuing organ for a new export license before the expiry date of the old one. The license issuing organ should withdraw the old license and cancel it in the issuing system, issue a new export license of the next year according to the period for export ratified by the Approval Certificate for Processing Trade Business and put the original license number in the remarks column after deducting the quantities that have been used.

 

VI. According to the spirit of the Circular of the State Council on Issues Concerning Frontier Trade (No. 2 [1996]), the enterprises for border petty trade items still obtain export licenses from the license-issuing organs authorized by the Ministry of Commerce in accordance with current regulations for all commodities subject to export quota bidding, ozone layer depleting substances, automobiles (including complete knock-down kits) and their chassis, motorcycles (including all terrain vehicles) and their engines and frames. If the enterprises for frontier petty trade items export commodities subject to export quota license (from item 1 to 28 in Appendix 2), the export license is approved and issued by competent commercial authorities of border provinces or autonomous regions authorized by the Ministry of Commerce in accordance with the export quota for fortier petty trade items issued by the Ministry of Commerce. When the enterprises for frontier petty trade items export other commodities listed in the Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License in 2012 than the commodities covered by this article, they are exempted from obtaining export licenses.

 

VII. For the purposes of ensuring the implementation of online verifying and canceling of import and export licenses, for commodities that are not subject to “one lot one license”, the license-issuing organs should note “non one lot one license” in the “remarks” column of the license while issuing the export license.

 

Commodities subject to “non one lot one license” are:

 

1. Commodities exported by foreign invested enterprise;

 

2. Commodities exported in the form of processing trade;

 

3. Commodities exported in the category of compensatory trade; and

 

4. Wheat, corn, rice, wheat flour, corn flour, rice flour, live cattle, live pigs, live chicken, beef, pork, chicken, crude oil, refined oil, coal, automobiles (including complete knock-down kits) and their chassis, motorcycles (including all terrain vehicles) and their engines and frames.

 

The export license of “non one lot one license” may be declared multiple times at the same customs, but no more than 12 times. After declaring 12 times at the customs, the customs should stop accepting the declaration even if there is balance amount in the export license.

 

VIII. The samples of ozone layer depleting substances for advertising should be exported by export license.

 

IX. Enterprises that export automobiles by means of general trade, processing trade, border trade and endowment trade should apply for an export license; enterprises that export automobiles by way of project contracting should apply for an export license, but are not subject to export qualifications control.

 

X. The products covered by the Catalogue provided by our government as aid to foreign countries are not subject to the management of quota and license.

 

This Catalogue shall come into force as of January 1, 2012, when the Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License Administration in 2011 shall be nullified.

 

Appendix 1 Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License Administration in 2012 (omitted)

 

Appendix 2 Catalogue of Commodities Subject to Export License for Frontier Petty Trade Items in 2012 (omitted)

 

 

Ministry of Commerce

 

 

General Administration of the Customs

 

 

December 30, 2011