According to the “Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the New Zealand Government” and the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Australian Government (hereinafter referred to as the “Free Trade Agreement”), the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs have formulated 2019 New Zealand wool and tops. The implementation rules for the management of Australian wool import country tariff quotas (hereinafter referred to as country tariff quotas) are as follows:
I. Total amount of country tariff quotas
In 2019, the total amount of country tariff quotas was 36,936 tons of New Zealand wool, 665 tons of New Zealand tops, and 34,729 tons of Australian wool.
II. The principle of distribution
The country’s tariff quotas are distributed according to the contract first come first. When the total amount of distribution reached the total amount of country tariff quotas in 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and the provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, cities with separate plans and the competent departments of commerce of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry of Commerce) stopped accepting applications.
III. The application conditions
The basic conditions for applicants for tariff quotas in 2019 are: registration with the market supervision and management department before January 1, 2019; good financial status, tax records and integrity, business, customs, foreign exchange, market supervision since 2018 There are no illegal, illegal or untrustworthy records in taxation, social security, environmental protection, and safe production; there is no violation of the Interim Measures for the Administration of Import Tariffs for Agricultural Products and the Regulations on the Administration of Customs Tariff Quotas for Imports of Wool and Tops in 2018.
Subject to the above conditions, applicants for country tariff quotas must also meet one of the following conditions:
(1) Enterprises that hold 2018 country tariff quotas and have imported performance (excluding agent imports) (hereinafter referred to as applicants for actual performance);
(2) Wool spinning production enterprises with an annual processing capacity of 3,000 tons or more of wool and tops (hereinafter referred to as applicants without actual performance).
IV. The application materials
(1) The application form for country tariff quotas can be obtained from the entrusted institution of the Ministry of Commerce or downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Commerce (http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/);
(2) Womb and tops import contracts;
(3) The approval documents or filing documents of the construction project of the competent department, and the completion acceptance report (provided by the applicants without performance).
V. Application for country tariff quotas
Applicants with actual performance may apply for national tariff quotas multiple times during the year, but the cumulative number of applications before September 30, 2019 shall not exceed the number of imports under the same trade mode in 2018. The quantity of imports shall be calculated according to the cumulative quantity of the “Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate” written by the entrusted institution of the Ministry of Commerce and written off by the agricultural product import tariff quota management system (hereinafter referred to as the management system) and signed by the customs.
VI. National tariff quota redistribution
After September 30, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce redistributed the remaining available allocations. Those who have completed the number of performances specified in Article 5 and those who are eligible for non-performance can submit the application for quota redistribution and submit it to the commissioned agency of the Ministry of Commerce before September 20, 2019. The commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce will send the enterprise application to the Ministry of Commerce (Administrative Affairs Service Hall) by September 30, 2019, and upload the information to the management system. Overdue will not be accepted. Applicants approved by the Ministry of Commerce may continue to apply for import quotas, and the number of applications does not exceed the approved amount.
The written materials submitted by the commissioned agency of the Ministry of Commerce shall indicate:
Administrative Affairs Service Hall, Ministry of Commerce, 2 East Chang’an Street, Beijing
Project code 18015-001 (application materials for import tariff quotas for wool and tops)
Zip code: 100731
VII. National tariff quota certificate issued
After receiving the complete application, the Ministry of Commerce will notify the commissioned agency of the Ministry of Commerce within 5 working days of the completion of the application. The commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce shall issue the Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate to the end users within 5 working days. In the remarks column of the quota certificate, the “New Zealand wool, tops country quota” or “Australian wool country quota” shall be clearly marked. The number of faces displayed is the wash/available quantity. If the certificate is not issued, the management system will recover the number of applications and deduct the amount that the enterprise can claim in the current year.
VIII. Country customs quota certificate customs inspection
When importing country tariff quota holders, the customs shall declare the cleaned/publicized quantity of imported wool and tops, and submit the relevant “Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate”. If the Customs review and confirms and complies with the relevant provisions of the FTA, the FTA agreement rate may be applied; if it does not comply with the relevant provisions of the FTA, the MFN rate or the ordinary rate shall apply.
IX. Country tariff quota certificate period
The Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate shall be valid for 3 months from the date of issuance, and shall not exceed 31 December 2019 at the latest.
For shipments from the port of origin before December 31, 2019, which are required to arrive in the following year, holders of country tariff quotas are required to hold the shipping documents and valid “Agricultural Import Tariff Quota Certificate” before December 31. To apply for an extension of the entrusted institution of the Ministry of Commerce, the extension of the “Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate” shall not be valid no later than February 29, 2020.
X. Return and write-off of country tariff quotas
(1) During the period of validity of the Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate, the holders of the national tariff quotas have not used or have not used up the applied national tariff quotas, and the original customs duty quota certificate must be returned to the Ministry of Commerce for issuing the certificate. Entrusted agency. The commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce shall promptly write off the used quantity in the management system and return the unused quantity, and indicate and keep it for future reference in the remarks column of the corresponding “Agricultural Product Import Tariff Quota Certificate”. The Ministry of Commerce shall recover the remaining quotas listed in the tariff quota certificate and include them in the balance of the national tariff quotas. The latest date of return of the country’s tariff quotas that cannot be completed in that year shall not exceed September 15, 2019. Those who fail to return on time will be treated as unfinished imports, and the equivalent amount will be deducted in 2020.
(2) The holder of the country’s tariff quotas shall, within 20 working days after the customs formalities for the import of goods, complete the original copy of the “Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate” signed by the customs (the consignee handles the customs formalities) The commission of the Ministry of Commerce that issued the certificate. The commissioned agency of the Ministry of Commerce shall promptly write off the application in the management system and keep the originals. The latest verification period for the extension of the Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate shall not exceed March 31, 2020. Those who fail to write off on time, as if they have not completed the import, deduct the amount that can be claimed in 2020.
The applicant shall bear the main responsibility for the authenticity of the submitted application materials and information, and shall not have any concealment or provide false information. If it is verified that the application materials and information are not true, the applicant shall be disqualified. If a falsified contract or related materials defrauds the “Agricultural Products Import Tariff Quota Certificate”, the Ministry of Commerce and its entrusted institutions will no longer accept applications for their country tariff quotas within two years, except for the collection of their quota certificates. Anyone who forges, alters or trades the “Agricultural Import Tariff Quota Certificate” will be investigated for criminal responsibility according to law.
a.New Zealand wool and tops import tariff quota application form for 2019
b.Australian wool import country tariff quota application form for 2019
c.2019 wool, tops import tax list
Regulation Source: Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China