On April 7 2016, A total of 11 departments, including Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs, AQSIQ, CFDA etc., jointly issued a notice about The Positive List on Cross-Border E-Commerce of Imported Commodities at Retail(hereinafter referred to as the positive list), to support the implementation of tax policy on cross-border e-commerce of imported food at retail (B2C) on April 8 2016.
The positive list involves a total of 1142 commodity categories. Only the listed commodities can be imported to China through cross-border e-commerce, in other words, commodities out of the positive list will be forbidden to import through this trade mode.
The second positive list came out on 15 April, 2016 and it includes 151 more commodities.
The English version of positive list 1 and 2 can be downloaded below.