Promulgated by Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, State Press and Publishing Administration and Customs General Administration on July 8,1996
In accordance with circular of Further Strengthening the Administration of CD Reproduction which was jointly issued by seven departments, namely the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Press and Publishing Administration ( hereinafter referred to as SPPA ), the State Planning Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation ( hereinafter referred to as MOFTEC ), the Customs General Administration, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the State Copyright Administration, the relevant issues pertaining to the administration of imports of CD manufacturing equipment are hereby noticed as follows:
1. The CD manufacturing equipment specified in this circular refers to the processing and manufacturing equipment for master-disk carving, recording and duplicate-disk reproduction for CD-DA, CD-V, V-CD, CD-ROM, CD-I, CD-G, PHOTO-CD, CD-R, CD-MO, DVD, LD and so on. The detailed tariff codes for the equipment are the following:
2. The enterprises which import the above stated equipment in the way of general trade or processing trade, shall first apply to SPPA, once approved, shall then apply for import license from the Quotas and License Bureau of MOFTEC, presenting the approval document of SPPA and the registration form for imports of machinery and electronics issued by the department in charge of examination of such imports. The Customs shall examine and release the above-listed equipment according to the import license.
3. The foreign-funded enterprises engaged in CD production which import the above stated equipment, shall apply to the Quotas and License Bureau of MOFTEC for import license, by presenting the operation license of reproducing audio-video products form SPPA, approval document from MOFTEC and the list of imports of the equipment approved by MOFTEC. The Customs shall examine and release the above-listed equipment according to the import license.
4. Any import of the above stated CD manufacturing equipment which violates the provisions of this circular shall be dealt with by the Customs in accordance with the Customs Law.