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The renewed tariff rate on import and export of leather and leather products for 2013
2013/2/6 13:52:05 Source: chinaleather.org Author:ran fulin
[Guide]The new import tariffs in China takes effect on January 1, 2013. Those changes in leather sector can be seen as following: China leather industry has fulfiled the commitments of MFN ta ...

The new import tariffs in China takes effect on January 1, 2013. Those changes in leather sector can be seen as following:  

1. China leather industry has fulfiled the commitments of MFN tariff rate according to WTO rules and maintains average import tariff of 12.2% to the most favor nations. 
 
2. The numbers of bilateral and multi-laterial free trade areas with China are the same as previous year, but the tariff rates on imports of leather goods from Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Costa Rica, etc, are further improved in 2013.

5.1% of average import tariff of leather goods from Peru are imposed in 2013, which is 7.1% lower than that  to the most favor nations, and 1% less than previous year. The imports of sheep and swine skins cut to 2.8% from 5.6%, the imports of luggage and bags, leather and fur garment, footwear, raw skins and fur products also fell 1% to 2% in tariff rate. 

0.3% tariff rate is imposed on import of of leather products from Chile, which is 11.9 percentage points less than that on the most favor nations, and 0.2% less than previous year. Certain products like luggage and leather gloves and fur clothing even decline 1% or 2%. 

China also imposes 0.2% of tariff rate on leather goods, and zero tariff on shoes importing from New Zealand. 0.4% short than previous year.

The tariffs rate on leather products import from Costa Rica cut by 1.6% to 4.7% this year, 7.5% are less than that to the most favor nations. For the hides and skins the tariffs fell 0.7% to 4.6%, crust leather down 0.9% to 7.1%, and finished leather also reduced 0.9% to 6.5%.  

3. Continuing to cut the Interim tariffs on import of curtain crust leather and leather
The tariff rate for the crust leather and finished leather with following HS codes cut the same rate as previous year.

Interim Duty on Imported Semi-Finished leather for 2013

Tariff Line

Description of Goods

M.F.N.(%)

Interim Duty (%)

41041111

Full grains, unsplit; grain splits bovine of wet-blue

7

3

41041911

Other bovine leather of wet-blue

6

3

41041920

Equine leather,wet state,not further prepared,net

7

5

41044100

Bovine or equine leather, without hair on, dry state(crust), full grains, unsplit, or grain splits, not further prepared

5

3

41051010

Sheep or lambs of wet-blue

14

10

ex41062100

In the wet-blue state  of goats or kids

14

10

41063110

Wet-tlue swine leather,without hair on,but not further prepared,whether or not split

14

10

41071210

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of bovine(including buffalo)animals, without hair on other than leather of heading 41.14, whole hides and skins, grain splits

8

6


Note: The tariff lines prefixed by “ex” indicate their interim duty rates apply to the import goods that conform to the respective article description.

4. Some of least developed countries applied special preferential tariff rates
In 2013, Imports from these countries continue to apply special preferential tariff rates as last year.

5. 20% Tariff on import raw goat skin continued
The 20% tariff on import raw goat skin (41039011 and 41039019) continued in 2013.

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