New Foreign Trade Regulations in September, See which changes are closely linked to us.

 ♦  The EU extends the policy of “suspending the collection of import duties and value-added tax on medical supplies”

On July 27, the EU revised its decision to suspend the collection of tariffs and value-added taxes on imported medical supplies, extending the applicable period by three months to October 31.

  ♦  U.S. anti-dumping against multiple products

On August 21, 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted for anti-dumping on metal lockers and their parts imported from China, and difluoromethane imported from China.
On August 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a preliminary anti-dumping ruling on vertical engines and their parts imported from China with a displacement of 225-999cc.
On August 7, 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to make a positive preliminary ruling on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy industrial damage on cable ties imported from China.
On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an anti-dumping negative preliminary ruling on wood moldings imported from Brazil (Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products), and a positive anti-dumping preliminary ruling on wood moldings imported from China.

  ♦  The United States requires Hong Kong-origin goods to be marked as “China”

The United States issued an announcement on August 11: Since September 25, goods originating in Hong Kong must be marked as “China” for exports to the United States, and the label “Made in Hong Kong” cannot be affixed.

It is worth noting that in the US 301 investigation trade remedy common issues, it is currently described as “imported goods originating in Hong Kong or Macau do not need to pay 301 additional tariffs.” If the new regulations on September 25 are implemented to mark the origin of Hong Kong goods as “China”, they may face the same 301 additional tariff.

  ♦  Colombia exempts small cross-border goods from tariffs

On August 3, Colombian President Duke signed Decree No. 1090 of 2020, announcing the exemption of customs duties on cross-border postal and express products worth less than US$200.

  ♦  Vietnam intends to exempt plastic products from anti-dumping duties

Vietnam News Agency reported on August 26 that the Trade Defense Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has formally levied anti-dumping duties on some plastics and plastic products made of polypropylene from China, Thailand and Malaysia, and has recommended relevant companies to prepare for exemption applications. , And send it to or directly to the Trade Defense Bureau before 17:00 on September 24.

  ♦  Iran bans the import of rice

Iran’s Tehran Times recently reported that the Iraqi Customs announced that in order to support domestic farmers’ production, the ban on rice imports will be implemented on August 22. The plan was supposed to be implemented on July 22 and has been delayed for one month.

  ♦  Bangladesh, etc. can apply for preferential certificate of origin online

On August 18, the General Administration of Customs announced that the “Special Preferential Tariff Treatment Certificate of Origin Issuance System” will be piloted on September 10, and it will be open online for visa agencies in five countries including Bangladesh, Niger, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and East Timor. The function of issuing preferential certificate of origin, the certificate issued online uses the letter “E” as the first number.

  ♦  China’s foreign trade policy has increased

On August 12, the General Office of the State Council of China issued the “Opinions on Further Doing a Good Job in Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment” (hereinafter referred to as the “Opinions”), focusing on the development of new trade formats, the gradient transfer of processing trade, and encouraging more foreign investment in high-tech industries In terms of financial support to foreign trade and foreign-funded enterprises, 15 powerful measures have been introduced.

  ♦  China’s 6 types of export commodities are not subject to customs inspections

On August 21, the General Administration of Customs of China issued Announcement No. 95 of 2020 (Announcement on Carrying out the Sampling Inspection of Import and Export Commodities Except Statutory Inspection Commodities in 2020), deciding to implement random inspections on some import and export commodities other than Statutory Inspection Commodities in 2020 The scope of inspection and random inspection involves 28 categories of import and export commodities, including 22 categories of imported commodities and 6 categories of export commodities.