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A number of new policies and regulations will be implemented from September 1st!

Entering the “Golden Nine”, a batch of policies and regulations related to the textile industry will also be officially implemented. For example, cross-border e-commerce B2B export supervision pilots have been expanded; the United States requires Hong Kong-origin goods to be marked as “China”; 6 types of export commodities are not subject to statutory customs inspection; Zhejiang has clarified the rules and procedures for the notification and commitment of business licenses related to enterprises… Let’s take a look at the specific content.

1. Implementation of the “Regulations on Guaranteeing Payment of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Premier Li Keqiang signed an order of the State Council to promulgate the “Regulations on Guaranteeing Payments for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises”, which will come into effect on September 1, 2020. The “Regulations” clarify that agencies and institutions purchasing goods, projects, and services from small and medium-sized enterprises shall pay within 30 days from the date of delivery of the goods, projects, and services; if the contract otherwise stipulates, the maximum payment period shall not exceed 60 days. Government agencies, institutions and large enterprises shall pay overdue interest if they delay making payments to SMEs. If the circumstances of arrears are serious, the complaint-accepting department may incorporate its untrustworthy information into the national credit information sharing platform in accordance with laws and regulations, and publicize it to the public through the corporate credit information publicity system, and implement untrustworthy punishments in accordance with the law.

2. Zhejiang promulgated regulations on the standards of administrative penalties for ecological environment

The “Benchmark Regulations” published 26 special discretionary tables and 1 general discretionary table. At the same time, it is stipulated that cities with districts are allowed to adjust (increase or decrease) the amount of fines based on the determination of the discretionary table in accordance with the actual economic development level, industry, and scale. The adjustment range (increase or decrease) is the legal maximum fine. Within 10%, the adjusted amount shall not be lower or higher than the statutory fine.

3. Zhejiang clarifies the rules and procedures for the notification and commitment of business licenses involving enterprises

The “Zhejiang Province Enterprise-related Business License Notification Commitment Implementation Measures” will be implemented on September 1. The “Measures” clarify the rules and procedures for the notification and commitment of business licenses related to enterprises, and form a modern governance model with open standards, fair rules, reasonable expectations, performing their duties, and credit supervision, further improving the efficiency of administrative examination and approval, reducing market access costs, and innovating And strengthen supervision during and after the event.

4. Zhejiang clarified new requirements for Internet advertising chaos

In response to the chaos of Internet advertising, the new “Regulations” clarified new requirements. For example, when Internet advertising operators and advertising publishers review the advertising content of linked pages, they should also review the content related to front-end advertising in the next level of the linked pages; Internet information service providers should display the content on their advertising display pages. Indicate the name of the advertisement publisher, and stop the illegal advertisement if it is known or should be known. Game advertisements must not contain content that is harmful to the physical and mental health of minors. There are also special regulations for real estate advertising, cosmetics advertising, beauty advertising, souvenir advertising and collectibles advertising. Any unit or individual can complain and report illegal advertisements through the province’s unified government affairs consultation and complaint reporting platform.

5. Free towing of faulty vehicles on Zhejiang Expressway

“Zhejiang Province Highway Regulations” will come into effect on September 1. The “Regulations” stipulate that for the faulty vehicles and accident vehicles staying on the main line of the expressway, the expressway operator shall tow and tow to the temporary parking place outside the nearest exit for free in time, and the driver and passengers shall cooperate. Where highway management agencies and toll road operators entrust maintenance operations to carry out road maintenance, they shall adopt the method of tendering and bidding in accordance with the law, select qualified maintenance operations units and sign maintenance operations contracts. The transportation departments of provinces and cities divided into districts shall strengthen the supervision and inspection of highway maintenance, and announce the level of highway road conditions to the public at least once a year.

6.6 Non-statutory random inspections of export commodities

On August 21, the General Administration of Customs issued Announcement No. 95 of 2020 (Announcement on Carrying out the Sampling Inspection of Import and Export Commodities Except Statutory Inspection Commodities in 2020), deciding to implement random inspection on some import and export commodities other than Statutory Inspection Commodities in 2020 , The commodity scope of random inspection involves 28 categories of import and export commodities, including 22 categories of imported commodities and 6 categories of export commodities. 1. Imported goods: children’s clothing, stationery, neckties, scarves, scarves, toilets, dishwashers, air purifiers, printers, electric water heaters, microcomputers, televisions, monitors, junk food processors, induction cookers, machines Motor car horns, motor vehicle retro reflectors, motor vehicle brake hoses, car interior parts, dyes, pigments, coloring materials, etc. 2. Export commodities: simulation accessories, children’s bicycles, children’s scooters, electric strollers, plush toys, electric faucets, etc.

7. The EU extends the “Suspended Import Duties and Value Added Taxes on Medical Supplies” policy

According to the news on the European Commission website on April 3, at the request of the member states and the United Kingdom, the European Commission decided to suspend the collection of tariffs and value-added taxes on medical supplies imported from third countries. Related duty-free materials include protective products such as masks, virus detection kits, ventilators, and other medical equipment. The tax holiday will be valid for six months starting from January 31, 2020. On July 27, the EU revised its decision to suspend the collection of tariffs and value-added taxes on imported medical supplies, extending the applicable period by three months to October 31.

8. The United States requires Hong Kong-origin goods to be marked as “China”

The United States issued an announcement on August 11: Starting on September 25, goods originating in Hong Kong must be marked as “China” when exported to the United States, and the label “Made in Hong Kong” cannot be affixed. According to the US Federal Government announcement, the US will give product manufacturers a 45-day buffer period from the day of notification, which means that this policy will be officially implemented on September 25, 2020. It is worth noting that in the US 301 investigation trade remedy common problems, it is currently described as “imported goods originating in Hong Kong or Macau do not need to pay 301 additional tariffs.” If the new regulations on September 25 are implemented to mark the origin of Hong Kong-made goods as “China”, they may face the same 301 additional tariff.

9. Bangladesh, etc. can apply online for preferential certificate of origin

On August 18, the General Administration of Customs announced that the “Special Preferential Tariff Treatment Certificate of Origin Issuance System” will be piloted on September 10, and it will open online for visa agencies in five countries including Bangladesh, Niger, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and East Timor. The function of issuing preferential certificate of origin, the certificate issued online uses the letter “E” as the first number.

10. Expansion of cross-border e-commerce B2B export supervision pilot

On August 13, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement stating that on the basis of the previous pilot projects in various cities, starting from September 1, Shanghai Customs, Fuzhou Customs, Qingdao Customs, Jinan Customs, Wuhan Customs, Changsha Customs, Gongbei Customs, Twelve customs directly under the jurisdiction of Zhanjiang Customs, Nanning Customs, Chongqing Customs, Chengdu Customs, Xi’an Customs, etc. have carried out cross-border e-commerce B2B export supervision pilots. Global Textile Network


Post time: Sep-02-2020