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Customs Duties

China warns EU against protectionism on solar panels

The EU executive on Wednesday proposed heavy anti-dumping tariffs of around 47 per cent on imports of Chinese solar panels. Photo: AFP

Beijing urged the European Union on Thursday to avoid engaging in protectionism, after Brussels proposed an anti-dumping levy on imports of Chinese solar panels.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 9:16pm

China to change duties on US steel imports, after WTO ruling

US rolled-steel used by Chinese carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg

China says it will change its restrictive policy on certain steel imports from the United States after the World Trade Organisation declared it was in breach of international trade rules.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am

Plans to boost luxury spending

The mainland is considering boosting domestic luxury spending by opening more duty-free shops in urban areas rather than cutting import tariffs on luxury goods.

China Duty Free Group yesterday said it had signed a letter of intent with Beijing's Chaoyang district government to establish the city's first duty-free shop in the central business district.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CLP agrees to provide more details on tariff rise

CLP Power will 'respond positively' early next week to questions from the environment minister as to how operating costs and premature capital expenditures might affect its proposed increases in electricity charges, a senior CLP executive says.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Duty-free shopping for all

Sanya has excelled in its role as the testing ground for the mainland's first duty-free policy. The Sanya Duty-Free Store sold 150,000 items to 47,000 customers in the first month after the new policy took effect on April 20.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tariff rises too small to cover costs

The central government has announced an increase in the nation's average ex-plant power tariff of about 3 per cent but analysts said this was insufficient to cover higher coal costs that the power suppliers have had to shoulder since the previous tariff revision in May last year.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Government releases details on second batch of zero-tariff goods

Updated at 5.08pm: The government on Friday said details of the second batch of Hong Kong products subject zero import tariffs in China under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement were now available.

12 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Herbal firm first to reap rewards from Cepa

A Hong Kong herbal product manufacturer has become the first company to enjoy zero-tariff status under the free-trade pact with the mainland.

Jing Du Yang Sheng Tang Chinese Herbal Manufacturing Limited was yesterday issued a certificate of origin to export $360,000 worth of loquat paste to the mainland next week without paying any tariff.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Customs accused of ignoring travellers' duty-free cigarette limits

The Customs and Excise Department has been criticised for letting travellers pass through checkpoints with more than the permitted allowance of duty-free cigarettes.

The commission also accused the department of failing to implement a rule that travellers who leave Hong Kong for less than 24 hours should not be allowed to return with duty-free items.

21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Customs in crackdown on import duty cheats

Customs officers are cracking down on businesses which are trying to avoid paying import duty in an attempt to keep a lid on the government deficit.

In the six months to June, 272 cases of valuation fraud were uncovered involving 380 million yuan (HK$357 million) in unpaid duty, said Sheng Guangzu, deputy-director of the General Administration of Customs.

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Shanghai car imports surge after tariff cuts

Updated at 4.02pm: Car imports jumped 142.8 per cent to 522 units in Shanghai in January as Chinese customs authorities started implementing a tariff cut package.

19 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Electricity firm asked to justify increases

A proposal by Hongkong Electric to increase its charges has been challenged by officials, who demanded further justification before granting approval.

Secretary for Economic Services Sandra Lee Suk-yee yesterday confirmed the company's annual tariff adjustment report was received a few hours after the media reported the firm was seeking a five per cent rise.

28 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Tariffs to be cut as trade pact sows seeds of change

The mainland will make greater reductions in tariffs on agricultural items of particular interest to the United States and establish tariff rate quotas for bulk commodities under an agreement that paved the way for the mainland's accession to the World Trade Organisation.

16 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Power sector advised to use locally made equipment

Foreign investors in the mainland's power sector should use local equipment and will pay import duties and VAT on imported equipment, Minister of Electric Power Shi Dazhen said yesterday.

23 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

DFS shrugs off rights loss 'disappointment'

Hong Kong-built industry monolith Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) has made its first formal comments since missing out on the lucrative rights to sell a variety of duty free goods at the Chek Lap Kok airport, claiming it is a 'disappointment' but not a major impediment to its growth in the territory.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am