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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF
FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS AND TRADE OF THE
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON LICENSING CONTROL
OF THE QUOTA COMMODITIES-LIVE PIGS, LIVE
CATTLE AND FRESH EGGS-EXPORTED TO
HONG KONG AND MACAO
(Issued on March 30, 1985)
SUBJECT: IMPORT & EXPORT LICENSING & ADMINISTRATION
ISSUING-DEPT: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS & TRADE
LENGTH: 571 words
Quota control has always been practiced in our proportionate exports of fresh, live and frozen commodities to Hong Kong and Macao. However, in recent years, some areas and units ignored export quotas, paid high procurement prices and made shipment blindly. They competed among themselves by lowering the price of the exported goods, and caused great confusion in the markets of Hong Kong and Macao, and national foreign exchange earnings decreased because of the price reduction.
To overcome the confusion and solve the problem of supplies to Hong Kong and Macao, it has been decided that from 10 April, the licensing of exports of live pigs, live cattle and fresh eggs (fresh hen and duck eggs) shall be implemented, besides the licensing already announced for exports of frozen suckling pigs, frozen pork, Jinhua ham and live crabs. The details are as follows:
(1) The provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities which have been given quotas for the commodities mentioned above shall authorize the Foreign Economic and Trade Department (Commission or Bureau) of each province, autonomous region and municipality (including those cities which, subject to the approval of the State Council, enjoy economic administration authority at provincial level) to examine and issue the export licence. As for the live pigs, live cattle, fresh eggs (fresh hen and duck eggs) and frozen pork transported on land, the Foreign Economic and Trade Department (Commission or Bureau) of the province, autonomous region or municipality or city, as above-mentioned, which supplies the commodities may authorize its agency in Shenzhen (or Guangzhou) to issue the licence. The licence issuer shall strictly maintain the issuance of the licences within the limit of quotas, no excess is allowed. Where the quota stipulates a certain amount per day, this amount shall be indicated in the remarks column of the licence. The shipping unit shall be supervised in delivering the goods strictly according to the stipulations; neither any excess nor any supplement to an insufficient shipment is allowed.
The Foreign Economic and Trade Departments (Commissions or Bureaus) of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities without quotas are not allowed to sign and issue licences for the commodities exported to Hong Kong and Macao mentioned above.
(2) The export of the above-mentioned commodities from Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou special economic zones and Hainan Administrative Zone shall be included in the quota of Guangdong Province, and the Commission for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of Guangdong Province shall examine and issue the export licence; Xiamen Special Economic Zone is included in the quota of Fujian Province, and the Commission for Foreign Economic Relations and trade of Fujian Province shall examine and issue the export licence.
The commodities covered by the newly-announced licensing controls include all forms of trade business (for instance Sino-foreign joint ventures, compensation trade and commission processing, etc.). The Customs Office shall implement strict supervision and control.
The Commissioner's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade stationed in Guangzhou shall determine the adjustment of quotas. It shall inform the issuer of the relevant provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities without delay and supervise and examine implementation.