Catalogue Of The Technologies Prohibited And Restricted From Importing To China (Amended), issued by Ministry of Commerce on October 23, 2007 and will take effect on November 22, 2007
1. What are the reference principles for determining prohibited technologies?
There are six reference principles for determining prohibited technologies:
(1) those that endanger national security and social morality;
(2) those that threaten human health and safety, endanger the life and health of animals and plants or destroy the country’s ecological environment;
(3) those that seriously affect public interests;
(4) those that have been eliminated according to national laws and regulations;
(5) those prohibited from import pursuant to laws and regulations;
(6) those prohibited from import according to international treaties and international agreements that China has entered into.
2. What are the reference principles for determining restricted technologies?
There are seven reference principles for determining restricted technologies, including the need to establish and speed up the establishment of special domestic industries; ensure the State’s position as an international financial center and maintain the balance of international payments; and technologies that are not in conformity with industrial policy.
3. How many industries are involved in the technologies prohibited from import?
The technologies prohibited from import cover 11 industries and 39 technologies, including forestry, printing and recoding media, petroleum processing, coking, nuclear fuel processing, manufacturing of chemical materials and chemicals, medicine, manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products, smelting and pressing of ferrous metals, smelting and pressing of non-ferrous metals, manufacturing of transport equipment and manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment.
4. How many industries are involves in the technologies restricted from import?
The technologies restricted from import cover 16 industries and 87 technologies including agriculture, manufacture of food, manufacture of textiles, petroleum processing, coking, nuclear fuel processing, manufacturing of chemical materials and chemicals, manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products, manufacturing of general purpose machinery, special purpose machinery, communication equipment, transport equipment, electrical machinery and equipment, manufacturing of measuring instruments and machinery for cultural activities and office work, production and distribution of electric and heat power and the banking industry.