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In the case of goods imported to China, what criteria are used to determine their Place of Origin?

Photo: In the case of goods imported to China, what criteria are used to determine their Place of Origin?
Photo: In the case of goods imported to China, what criteria are used to determine their Place of Origin?

As laid down in the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Place of Origin of Import and Export Goods, the following criteria are used when determining the Place of Origin of goods imported into China:

Wholly Obtained

Under this criterion, the country or region of origin will be deemed to be the location where such goods were solely produced/cultivated.

Substantial Transformation

This applies in all instances where two or more countries/regions have played a role in the production of the goods in question. Here “change in tariff classification” is the basic index used to determine the most appropriate Place of Origin of such goods. Should the classification amendment be considered as failing to properly represent any substantive change, then the ad valorem percentage (an indication that the value added exceeds 30% of the total value of the goods) and details of the relevant manufacturing/processing operations may be supplied as supplemental data.

Overall, the specific criteria applied comply with the standards jointly stipulated by the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Commerce.

 

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