the latest information on the new foreign trade regulations in november


New regulations on foreign trade that will be implemented from November 1. Customs supervision measures for goods in transit will be implemented. 2. Import or production of e-cigarettes will be levied a 36% consumption tax. 3. New EU regulations on biological pesticides will come into effect. Tire export 5. Brazil issued regulations to facilitate the import of foreign goods by individuals 6. Turkey continued to impose safeguard measures on imported nylon yarn 7. Electronic registration certificates for medical devices were fully implemented 8. The United States revised the Export Administration Regulations 9. Argentina further strengthened Import control 10. Tunisia implements prior inspection of imports 11. Myanmar launches the 2022 Myanmar Customs Tariff

1. Customs Supervision Measures for Transit Goods Come into Implementation From November 1, 2022, the “People’s Republic of China Customs Supervision Measures for Transit Goods” (General Administration of Customs Order No. 260) formulated by the General Administration of Customs will come into effect. The measures stipulate that transit goods shall be subject to customs supervision from the time of entry to exit; transit goods shall be transported out of the country only after they have been verified and written off by the customs at the place of exit upon arrival at the place of exit.

2. Import or production of e-cigarettes will be levied a 36% consumption tax

Recently, the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of Taxation issued the “Announcement on Levying Consumption Tax on Electronic Cigarettes”. The “Announcement” includes e-cigarettes in the scope of consumption tax collection, and adds an e-cigarette sub-item under the tobacco tax item. E-cigarettes adopt the method of ad valorem pricing to calculate tax. The tax rate for the production (import) link is 36%, and the tax rate for the wholesale link is 11%. Taxpayers exporting e-cigarettes are subject to the export tax refund (exemption) policy. Add e-cigarettes to the non-exempt list of imported goods in the frontier mutual market and collect taxes according to regulations. This announcement will be implemented from November 1, 2022.

3. The EU’s new regulations on biopesticides come into effect As part of efforts to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides, the European Commission in August adopted new rules aimed at increasing the supply and access to biological plant protection products, which will come into effect in November 2022, according to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Minerals and Chemicals. The new regulations aim to facilitate the approval of microorganisms as active substances in plant protection products.

4. Iran opens all kinds of tire exports According to the website of the Ministry of Commerce, Fars News Agency reported on September 26 that the Iranian Customs Export Office issued a notice to all customs enforcement departments on the same day, opening up the export of various types of tires, including heavy and light rubber tires, from now on.

5. Brazil Issues Regulations to Facilitate Individual Imports of Foreign Goods According to the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Brazil, the Brazilian Federal Taxation Bureau issued the No. 2101 normative guideline, allowing individuals to import goods purchased abroad into Brazil with the assistance of importers. According to regulations, there are two modes for personal import of goods. The first mode is “import in the name of individuals”. Natural persons can purchase and import goods into Brazil in their own names with the help of the importer in customs clearance. However, this mode is limited to the import of goods related to personal occupations, such as tools and artworks. The second mode is “import by order”, which means importing foreign goods through orders with the help of importers. In the event of fraudulent transactions, the customs will be able to detain the relevant goods。

6. Turkey continues to impose safeguard duty on imported nylon yarn On October 19, the Ministry of Trade of Turkey issued Announcement No. 2022/3, making the first safeguard measures for imported nylon (or other polyamide) yarns. Products are subject to safeguard measures tax for a period of 3 years, of which the tax amount for the first phase, that is, from November 21, 2022 to November 20, 2023, is US$0.07-0.27/kg. The implementation of the measures is subject to the issuance of the Turkish Presidential Decree.

7. Full implementation of medical device electronic registration certificate The State Food and Drug Administration recently issued the “Announcement on the Full Implementation of Electronic Registration Certificates for Medical Devices” (hereinafter referred to as the “Announcement”), stating that based on the summary of the previous pilot issuance and application, it was decided after research that starting from November 1, 2022 , Fully implement the electronic registration certificate of medical devices. The “Announcement” pointed out that in order to further stimulate the development vitality of market players and provide enterprises with more efficient and convenient government services, the State Food and Drug Administration will pilot the issuance of registration certificates for domestic Class III and imported Class II and Class III medical devices in October 2020. And gradually released the registration certificate change documents associated with the electronic registration certificate on a pilot basis. Now 14,000 medical device electronic registration certificates and 3,500 registration certificate change documents have been issued. The “Announcement” clarifies that the scope of the issuance of the medical device electronic registration certificate is from November 1, 2022, the registration certificates and registration change documents for domestic Class III, imported Class II and Class III medical devices approved by the State Food and Drug Administration . The medical device electronic registration certificate has the same legal effect as the paper registration certificate. The electronic registration certificate has functions such as instant delivery, SMS reminder, license authorization, code scanning query, online verification, and network-wide sharing.

8. The United States Amends the Export Administration Regulations A few days ago, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the revision of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations to upgrade export control measures to China and upgrade semiconductor export controls to China. It not only added controlled items, but also expanded export controls involving supercomputers and semiconductor production end-use. On the same day, the U.S. Department of Commerce added 31 Chinese entities to the “unverified list” of export controls.

9. Argentina further strengthens import controls

Argentina has further strengthened import supervision to reduce the outflow of foreign exchange reserves. The Argentine government’s new measures to strengthen import supervision include: -Certifying whether the import application scale of the importer is in line with its financial resources; -Requiring the importer to designate only one bank account for foreign trade; -Requiring the importer to buy the US dollar and other reserve currencies from the central bank The timing is more precise. – The relevant measures are scheduled to take effect on October 17.

10. Tunisia implements prior inspections on importsA few days ago, the African Tunisian Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy and Ministry of Health issued a statement recently, officially announcing the decision to adopt a pre-inspection system for imported products, and at the same time stipulate that products must be imported directly from factories produced in the exporting country. Other regulations include the invoices that must be provided to competent authorities, including the Ministry of Trade and Export Development, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, and the National Food Safety Authority. Importers must submit import information including the following documents to relevant agencies: invoices provided by export factories, factory legal person qualification certificates issued by the exporting country and certificates of authorization for business activities, proof that manufacturers have adopted quality management systems, etc.

11. Myanmar launches 2022 Myanmar Customs Tariff Announcement No. 84/2022 of the Office of the Minister of Planning and Finance of Myanmar and the Internal Directive No. 16/2022 of the Bureau of Customs announced that the 2022 Myanmar Customs Tariff (2022 Customs Tariff of Myanmar) will be launched from October 18, 2022.


Post time: Nov-28-2022

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