Since July, these new foreign trade regulations have been officially implemented. Are you ready?



The second round of environmental inspectors came

On the 27th of June, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Eco-Environment, Yan Qing, said at the press conference held by the State New Office that the preparations for the first batch of the central ecological environmental protection inspectors in the second round were basically ready and will be launched in the near future. The second round of the Central Eco-Environmental Inspector will begin in 2019 and complete a new round of inspector coverage in three years. In 2022, inspectors will be “back to look” in some places.

Remember the “one size fits all” that appeared before? Before the inspector team came to the emergency stop production, the enterprises in the industrial park were all shut down, and even the steamed dumplings were stopped…

This year, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment resolutely opposes “one size fits all”. Once found, it will be seriously investigated. The second round of inspectors will issue specific requirements before entering the station, requiring the inspectors to attach great importance to the “one size fits all” problem, resolutely prohibit the “one size fits all” phenomenon, and resolutely prohibit simple and rude methods such as emergency stoppages, emergency shutdowns, and emergency shutdowns.

In the second round of inspections, we will focus on the battle against pollution, focus on the “landscape of forests and lakes and grasses”, and promote the in-depth development of inspectors with a strong environmental vision; in the way of supervision, we will further strengthen the propaganda work. Further strengthen the typical case release, and further adopt some new technologies and methods to improve the efficiency of supervision.

The industry believes that a new round of environmental protection inspections will have a continuous impact on supply contraction and industrial upgrading.


Customs launches special action on intellectual property protection

From July 1st to December 31st, the National Customs launched a special action on intellectual property protection, codenamed “Longteng Action 2019”.

In the special operation, the Customs has different characteristics of infringing goods flow under different trade modes such as maritime transport, air transport, land, railway, express mail and postal delivery, as well as general trade, market procurement, border trade, and cross-border e-commerce. Combining the location of local customs, business characteristics, route distribution and other factors, we will strengthen the infringement activities of comprehensive research and judgment and effective interception and elimination.

At the same time, it will strengthen the effective supervision of infringing goods exported to North America, Europe, Japan and other countries and regions, focusing on consumer electronics products, auto parts, personal care products, clothing, luggage, shoes and other products that threaten public health and safety. We will strengthen supervision over goods exported to countries and regions along the South American, African, and “Belt and Road” countries, and strengthen key monitoring of illegal activities of transshipment of infringing goods through Hong Kong, Macao and other regions in China.

In the special action, the Customs implemented key protection and continuous training for well-known brands of multinational corporations and local export-oriented intellectual property enterprises, enhancing the confidence of enterprises in investing in China and enhancing the innovation and rights of domestic enterprises.

At the same time, combined with the characteristics of China’s industrial distribution regional clustering, strengthen the rectification of industrial infringement violations. At the same time, establish a system of intellectual property rights liaison officers, regularly carry out the “delivering law into the enterprise” activities, sign a memorandum of cooperation on cooperation between enterprises, and intensify research and guidance to guide enterprises to formulate innovative plans for rights protection, provide support for overseas rights protection, and encourage rights holders. Actively provide infringement and counterfeit information to Customs.

Please pay attention to provide accurate reporting elements when customs declaration. When it comes to brands, you need to pay attention to the following points:

1. With the R or TM logo, it must be reported that there is a brand;

2. There is no R or TM logo, but there are obvious letters or Chinese characters on the product or the outer packaging, you can also report the card;

3. If there is no R or TM logo, there is no obvious letter or Chinese characters on the product or outer packaging, then no card is reported;

4. Brand name inquiry website:

If there is a record on the website, it is a famous brand. Please implement the authorization letter before the application.


The export tax rebate rate is lowered and the “buffer period” ends.

On April 1, the VAT rate was generally lowered, and the export tax rebate rate was also lowered simultaneously. At that time, a three-month buffer period was given.

Goods exported for goods on or after July 1, 2019:

Both the original tax rate and the tax rebate rate are 16% of the goods and labor services, whether it is a special invoice with a 16% or 13% tax rate, and the tax refund is applied at a flat rate of 13%;

For goods with an original tax rate of 10% and a tax rebate rate of 10%, whether it is a special invoice with a 10% or 9% tax rate, the tax refund is applied at a rate of 9%.

If a special invoice of 3% is obtained by simple taxation or purchase of goods from small-scale taxpayers, the tax refund shall be applied at a rate of 3%.


Guangdong launched a stable foreign trade “32”

The Guangdong Symposium on High-quality and Stable Development of Foreign Trade held on June 27 revealed that Guangdong has formulated the “Guangdong Province Measures to Promote High-quality and Stable Development of Foreign Trade” (hereinafter referred to as “Measures”), including actively expanding imports and promoting export markets. There are 32 measures in four aspects, including diversification, promotion of supervision and innovation in comprehensive bonded areas, and promotion of trade facilitation.

In promoting exports:

Guangdong will take the lead in the export of used cars in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and select five second-hand car export enterprises with comprehensive strength, and further promote them after maturity.

We will increase support for the procurement of trade methods in Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhongshan, and strive to achieve a total export value of 240 billion yuan. (Please pay special attention to this trade method, the increase in the first half of the year is amazing!)

At the same time, identify and support a number of cross-border e-commerce public overseas warehouses covering key countries and markets, optimize cross-border e-commerce regulatory policies, and ensure that cross-border e-commerce exports in Guangdong continue to lead the country.

Foreign trade companies will also receive more credit insurance and financing support. Guangdong will expand the coverage of policy-oriented export credit insurance, expand the scale of export underwriting, further reduce the export credit insurance rate, and support the development of direct loans and policy financing for foreign trade SMEs. The Provincial Department of Commerce said that the growth rate of underwriting for this year’s export support is not less than 10%, and the actual support ratio for enterprise insurance premiums has increased from the current 6% to 15%.

The relevant person in charge of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce said that through the above series of measures, Guangdong will continue to promote market diversification, deepen export growth points, and focus on stable exports.

In terms of trade facilitation:

The “Measures” clearly stipulate that the “single window” function of international trade should be covered to the province’s special customs supervision area and cross-border e-commerce comprehensive test area.

In terms of improving the level of customs clearance, Guangdong will implement the “pre-inspection and post-test” inspection and supervision method for large-scale resource products such as imported mineral products, and reduce the customs clearance time at ports.

Customs supervision will use more “high-precision” means. Such as strengthening the container empty container detector, high-definition vehicle bottom detection system and other equipment applications, improve the individual equipment operating equipment ratio. Expand the pilot program of “early machine inspection” and “smart identification” to improve the direct release ratio after machine inspection.

In addition, Guangdong will further reduce the compliance costs of import and export links, promote the reduction and expiration of port construction fees, promote the simplification of shipping companies’ charging fees in Chinese ports, reduce charging standards, and open customs clearance procedures and logistics operation time limits.


Implementation of the manifest declaration policy from July 1

In order to increase the speed of international trade and customs clearance of goods, Bangladesh announced the implementation of pre-arrival processing (PAP), which is a manifest declaration. From July 1st, the Bangladesh National Taxation Bureau requested that the complete ship agent electronic manifest information (including MBL+HBL combination information) be submitted 24 hours before the last port of call.

The Bangladesh Shipping Agency Association has issued relevant emergency new regulations, and shipping companies such as ONE and Maersk Sealand have also issued notices to inform customers to prepare for the advance declaration of manifests. The previous request was that shippers and flights must submit documents within 24 hours of arrival.


Implementation of the “steam water tax” from July 1

According to the Malaysian Customs Administration, the Soda Tax (commonly known as soda tax) will be implemented from July 1st, and the merchant will receive a grace period of 2 months (July 1 to August 31).

Malaysia imposes an excise duty of 40 cents per liter on two sugar-coated beverages, two beverages exceeding 5 milligrams (mg) per 100 milliliters (ml), and tariffs listed as 2202 additional sugar or Other sweetener drinks and juices and vegetable juices with a tariff number of 2209 are more than 12 mg per 100 ml of sugar. The Malaysian government has agreed to increase the sugar content threshold for milk beverage products containing 25% of lactose (flavored milk) from the original number of more than 5 mg per 100 ml to more than 7 mg per 100 ml.


This document is required for chemical clearance.

South Korea’s K-REACH regulations stipulate that from July 1, 2019, non-Korean suppliers (including Chinese companies) will export related goods to South Korea. When Korean Customs requires K-REACH pre-registration documents, if the supplier cannot provide , will not be able to clear the customs. If products that are not pre-registered are found in the Korean market, they will impose a fine of 50 million won and less than 7 years on Korean importers and downstream processing users in accordance with the regulations and penalties, and add 5% of the income in the Korean market. fine.

According to the revised version of K-REACH of Korea, enterprises can submit pre-registration of existing substances (not the first batch of existing substances registration list, ie PEC substances) for the period of 1-12 years from January 1 to June 30, 2019. Registration buffer period. During the buffer period, the company can conduct normal and legal trade with Korea through the pre-registration number for the declared purposes. After July 1, existing materials that are not pre-registered will not be allowed to be produced or imported in Korea.

Customers who have or are planning to enter the Korean market need to pay special attention to the fact that pre-registration can only be completed between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019, with a maximum buffer period of 12 years. Failure to pre-register will result in your products being sold only to Korean buyers who have completed pre-registration; and pre-registration can be sold to any Korean importer and can save time and expense for future registration.


Invoices over 100 Euros are subject to VAT

From July 1st, the new Ukrainian tax law will take effect, and the total amount of non-taxable invoices sent to private import goods by post and courier will be reduced from 150 euros to 100 euros. Among them, the total invoice amount refers to the value of all shipments arriving from Ukraine from one sender to the same consignee within one day.

Tariff and VAT rules:

1. The total value of the invoice for the goods is less than 100 Euros: no customs duties and taxes are imposed.

2. The total value of the invoice for the goods exceeds (including 100 Euros) by 100 Euros, but is less than 150 Euros: 20% of the value-added tax is charged from the value of more than 100 Euros, and the goods are cleared according to the M16 customs declaration. This rule also applies to goods that arrived in Ukraine earlier but did not complete customs clearance by July 1, 2019.

3. The total value of the invoice for the goods exceeds (including 150 euros) by 150 euros, but less than 10,000 euros: a 10% tariff is charged from the value of more than 150 euros, and a 20% VAT is charged from the value of more than 100 euros. Customize the goods according to the M16 customs declaration.

4. The total value of the invoice for the goods exceeds (above) 10,000 Euros: According to the Ukrainian Tariff Act and the 20% VAT, the goods are subject to full tax rate and the Import Declaration (SAD) should be the same as the legal entity.

In addition, because the Ukrainian side does not increase the number of customs inspectors and staff, it is expected that all customs clearance for goods entering Ukraine will be delayed after the new tax law comes into force.


Anti-dumping on polyester staple fiber

On July 1, the Mexican Ministry of Economic Affairs issued an announcement in the official gazette to make an anti-dumping final ruling on polyester staple fiber originating in China, and decided to impose an anti-dumping duty of 0.46 US dollars/kg on the products involved. This case involves products under the TIGIE tax number 5503.20.01 and 5503.20.99. The resolution takes effect from the day following the release.


Customs administrative approval online processing platform to enable electronic seal

The General Administration of Customs informed on June 28 that since July 1st, the online administrative platform for customs administrative examination and approval has fully activated the electronic seals of customs administrative seals and special seals for administrative licenses at all levels; in addition, before the Customs makes the corresponding decision on administrative licensing, An administrative license applicant can withdraw the application online.


The second professional visitors to the Expo will start signing up.

Friends interested in importing can pay attention: the official website of China International Import Expo officially opened the second China International Import Expo professional audience registration system, domestic and foreign professional visitors can be on the official website of the Expo ( – “Enterprise Business Exhibition” – “Professional Audience” – “Visit Pre-registration” under the registration.

The second session of the Expo will set up seven exhibition areas for science and technology, automobiles, equipment, medical equipment, medical and health care, quality of life, food and agricultural products, and service trade. Buyers from relevant enterprises, social organizations, institutions, government agencies, and the industry. People, experts and scholars, public officials, etc., can register and register as professional visitors, and go to the second session of the Expo to watch, negotiate and purchase.

It is worth noting that in order to facilitate more professional visitors, especially private enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises, to attend the conference to negotiate purchases, professional visitors from enterprises can register directly without filling in the invitation code.

The deadline for registration is September 30th.

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