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China Approves Import of US-Origin Rice

16 Jan 2019

US-origin rice has now been cleared for import to China, with the proviso that all prevailing inspection and quarantine requirements are complied with....Read More


China Revises Non-Resident Income Tax Regime

15 Jan 2019

Offshore income earned by non-domiciled mainland residents will now be tax-free, according to a recently-issued State Council directive....Read More


China Confirms Changes to Provisional Import-Export Tariffs

14 Jan 2019

The provisional import and export tariffs on a range of goods were revised as of 1 January this year in line with a prior announcement by the State Council Customs Tariff Commission....Read More


Hengqin Introduces Enhanced Cross-Border E-Commerce Development Measures

11 Jan 2019

A number of new measures have been introduced to boost cross border e-commerce in Hengqin. These include grants of up to RMB3 million for e-commerce import/export companies and of up to RMB1.5 million...Read More


China Confirms Extension of Recycled Oil Tax Exemption Initiative

11 Jan 2019

The tax relief on recycled mineral oil products is to be extended until 2023....Read More


China Releases Updated Commodity Classifications

10 Jan 2019

The General Administration of Customs (GAC) has recently issued classification decisions on certain commodities as well as the rescindment of certain others....Read More


China Adjusts Import Duty for Key Technological Equipment

10 Jan 2019

As of 1 January this year, companies importing items required for the manufacture of certain state-prioritised products will be exempt from customs duties and import value-added tax....Read More


China Announces National Adoption of Market Access Negative List

9 Jan 2019

Following a 15-region trial, an updated Negative List has been issued for national use....Read More


Guangdong Looks to Enhance Employment Environment

8 Jan 2019

Guangdong-based businesses are to benefit from a number of new measures designed to boost employment throughout the province, including discounted loans for start-ups, unemployment insurance premium r...Read More


Shenzhen Adjusts Chargeable Rates for Enterprise Income Tax

7 Jan 2019

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) Shenzhen Tax Service has recently issued an announcement setting forth the chargeable rates of income for enterprise income tax on assessment basis for diffe...Read More


Separate Strategies Announced for Zhuhai and Dongguan E-Commerce Pilot Zones

4 Jan 2019

Guangdong’s Provincial Government has formalised distinct development strategies for the Zhuhai and Dongguan Cross-border E-commerce Pilot Zones, which will see both facilities build upon their existi...Read More


China Trials Food Operation Licence Reforms

4 Jan 2019

Trials of a faster and more efficient Food Operation Licence application procedure have been approved by the State Administration for Market Regulation....Read More


Hainan Rolls Out Business Environment Optimisation Measures

3 Jan 2019

Hainan has introduced a number of measures aimed at boosting business across the province. Among the changes is a reduction in the time needed to register a new business, as well as the separation of ...Read More


China Amends Patent Agency Regulations

3 Jan 2019

As of 1 March 2019, any person or entity may apply for a patent or appoint a patent agency to act on their behalf, while patent attorneys and agencies will face the threat of disbarment as a result of...Read More


Dongguan Announces Arrangements for Shared Registered Office Facility

2 Jan 2019

Multiple start-ups will now be able to share the same business address, in line with an announcement by Dongguan’s municipal authorities....Read More


China Ends Import Licence Requirement for 118 Industrial Products

2 Jan 2019

As of 1 January 2019, some 118 industrial and automotive products, including turbines and a range of chemical, paper and textile manufacturing equipment, will no longer require import licences, accord...Read More


Hong Kong-Origin Mainland Imports Granted Zero-Tariff Status

31 Dec 2018

From 1 January 2019, goods of Hong Kong origin will be entitled to zero-tariff status and faster customs clearance when imported to Mainland China....Read More


China Clarifies Requirements of Upcoming Cross-Border E-Commerce Regime

28 Dec 2018

Details of the new cross-border e-commerce import regulations (due to come into effect as of 1 January 2019) have been clarified in a recent joint circular issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the Nati...Read More


China Tightens Yangtze River Anti-Pollution Regime

27 Dec 2018

A number of measures have been introduced as part of an ongoing bid to improve agricultural and non-pointsource pollution in the rural areas surrounding the Yangtze River Economic Belt....Read More


Guangdong Puts Onus of Waste Pollution Control on Local Businesses

24 Dec 2018

Primary responsibility for reducing pollution within Guangdong will now rest with individual businesses, according to a new directive from the provincial government....Read More

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