Questions and answers about China


    QUESTION: Does anyone have the most recent China MOFCOM dual-use import and export list that is subject to licensing? Believe it was announcement 68 in end of 2019 and published in 2020? I was having difficulty finding it on MOFCOM website. =========== Answer: Received the Chinese version from a colleague in Shanghai.  Used Microsoft Translator […]


    QUESTION: One of our Chinese partners wants us to ship to them DDP.  We do not have an entity in China so cannot be the IOR. Does China have a Non Resident Importer program (NRI) ?  If there is an NRI program, I am sure there is some sort of foreign entity registration process.  Can […]

  • MOFCOM Validity Period

    QUESTION: I work for a company that frequently exports controlled parts to China and has to obtain a MOFCOM certificate due to the value. We’ve never had an issue with these, but we’ve noticed they do state on the certificate they are valid for 6 months. We typically have larger bulk licenses that will account […]

  • Trade Compliance Professional – China

    QUESTION: Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on language to add to a job description that will be a Trade Compliance opportunity in Shenzhen? In other words, USMCA, FTA, and other US compliance hot topics will not apply. What special knowledge or training should I be looking for for that particular role in China? […]

  • China Xinjiang Region- Identifying Vendors

    QUESTION: How do others in the membership deal with complying with the issue of forced labor in the Xinjiang Region, what procedure do you follow to identify these suppliers and does anyone have any wording to use to send to our suppliers prohibiting the use of any type of forced labor? ************* Answers: The pat […]

  • China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Can the membership please weigh in on the FTA between China and Australia?  Specifically, I reviewed the tariff schedule for Australia and cannot find the specific HTS rules that are shift, RVC or both.  Does this mean that the listed HTS items in the Australia tariff schedule, as […]

  • Cotton products from China

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We currently import some cotton products from China.  We are asking our vendors to provide manufacturer affidavits and also prepare documents that can be traced back to the yarn manufacturers of the cotton fabric.  Recently a few vendors told us that they were not able to guarantee of […]


    QUESTION: With today’s (1/14/2021) news, does that mean that I, a US company with only EAR99 goods, CANNOT sell those goods to China National Offshore Oil Company ? If I cannot, can my Singapore division do so?  If all the goods are manufactured in Singapore? =========== Answer: They are on the BIS Entity List, so you […]

  • New E.O. on China Military companies

    QUESTION: I am certain that the trade community has now started to see potential hits in your Denied Party Screening software regarding the China companies OFAC has flagged under the most recent Executive Order 13959, specifically related to financial transactions involving stock purchases, etc… Can someone in the trade community clarify that this E.O. is […]

  • Classify products under China Export Controls

    QUESTION: Finding technical details for the Chinese Export Controls, that went into effect Dec. 1, 2020, has been frustrating.  There are plenty of blog-type articles about the regulation, but little clarity on how to classify a product.  One source seemed to think tariff codes would be used, rather than Dual Use codes or ECCNs.  Anyone […]

  • China- split PO

    QUESTION: We issued a PO to a manufacturer in China. The terms of the PO were that the entire order would ship to our company in the U.S. and we would pay in US$. Sales contacted us and asked if a portion of the order could be shipped to a new customer in China. The […]

  • China post entry corrections

    QUESTION: Does the China government allow for post entry corrections?  I have a customer that claims we short shipped them and want us to pay the duties and taxes on the quantity they said we didn’t ship them. We have offer to ship replacements, reluctantly, but have asked them to correct the original entry and […]