China: Customs and tax exemptions for imported in-kind donations


published on 13 February 2020 | reading time approx. 1 minute


According to the official decree of the Chinese Ministry of Finance published on 1 February 2020, imported in-kind donations which are connected to the control of the coronavirus (Covid-19) are exempt from consumer taxes, import turnover taxes and import tariffs during the time period from 1 January 2020 up until 31 March 2020. The following are considered as in-kind donations: reagents, disinfectants, protective means, ambulance vehicles as well as vehicles for epidemic prevention, disinfection, and emergency management. Taxes already paid for in-kind donations can be refunded upon application until the 30 September 2020.



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