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State Council Announces Cuts to Government Fees and Personal Postal Article Taxes

During its 3 April Executive Meeting, the State Council resolved to reduce the following government charges and business services fees:

Tax / Fee New Rate Previous RateImplementation Date
Commercial / Residential Property Ownership Registration Fee (including garages and parking spaces)RMB80RMB5501 July 2019
Continued Use of Trade Mark (per annum)RMB500RMB1,0001 July 2019
Personal Postal / Baggage Tax (including food and medicine)13%15%9 April 2019
Personal Postal / Baggage Tax (including textiles and electrical appliances)20%25%9 April 2019


In a further move, it was also decided to further reduce the patent application fee and annual patent fee.

For further details (in Chinese), please access the following link:

State Council Executive Meeting Decides to Lower Government Fees (3 April 2019) 

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