Notification on Adjustment of Import Tariffs for Consumer Goods

On November 22, 2017 China’s Ministry of Finance made an announcement regarding the decrease in import tariffs on some consumer goods coming into force from December 1, 2017.

The reduction of import tariffs affects 187 tariff codes including food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate is dropped to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to China’s Ministry of Finance.

The import tariff changes for some of the consumer goods are as follows:

Seafood

The import tariffs for frozen Atlantic salmon and huchen are reduced from 10 percent to 5 percent.

Tariffs for live, fresh or chilled rock shrimp and lobsters are cut from 15 percent to 5 percent.

Cheese

Tariffs for imported grinded, powdered or processed cheese are lowered from 12 percent to 8 percent.

Nuts

Tariffs for imported dry coconuts are reduced from 12 percent to 7 percent. Tariffs for fresh or dry unpeeled Brazil nuts are decreased from 10 percent to 7 percent.

Tariffs for fresh or dry unpeeled cashew are cut from 20 percent to 7 percent.

Whisky

The tariffs for whisky are decreased from 10 percent to 5 percent.

Infant formula

The tariffs for milk protein hydrolyzed infant formula, amino acid-added infant formula, lactose-free special infant formula are cut from 20 percent to zero. 

Cosmetics

The tariffs for lip and eye make-up preparations are reduced from 10 percent to 5 percent.

Tariffs for nail cosmetics are down from 15 percent to 5 percent.

Tariffs for shampoo are cut from 6.5 percent to 2 percent. 

Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes Tariffs for toothbrushes are fallen from 25 percent to 8 percent.

Disposable diapers

The tariffs for disposable diapers are cut from 7.5 percent to zero.

Clothes

The tariffs for imported wool knitted or crocheted coats and wind jackets are cut from 25 percent to 10 percent. The tariffs for cashmere knitted or crocheted pullovers are reduced from 14 percent to 5 percent.

Intelligent toilet seats

The tariffs for imported electronic intelligent toilet seats are reduced from 32 percent to 10 percent.