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China: Trade and customs resource

China: Trade and customs resource

To master the intricacies of import, export, and customs management in China, a clear understanding of the regulatory environment—including the structure of related government authorities—is needed. With this understanding, companies can move towards strategic planning options that can be applied when products are imported into China or are produced in China using imported components.


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A 2016 report [PDF 1.73 MB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in China, Managing Trade & Customs in China, describes, among other items, the:

  • Structure of government agencies 
  • Types of duties and taxes
  • Customs valuation
  • Tariff classification
  • Country of origin rules
  • Customs environment for processing trade
  • Import and export licensing
  • Foreign exchange controls
  • Export controls
  • Enterprise internal controls
  • Quality and quarantine controls
  • Special customs supervision areas
  • Unbundling
  • Free trade agreements
  • Tariff engineering
  • Management of third-party service providers
  • First sale for export

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