China Exempts Certain Donations from Import Tax

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 2/28/20 5:00 PM

In Announcement No. 17 of 2020, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) exempted imported donated supplies for epidemic prevention and control from import duties, value-added tax, and consumption tax. The announcement expands the scope of GACC Announcement No. 102 of 2015, “Interim Measures for the Exemption of Import Duties on Charitable Donated Materials.”

Per the announcement, local customs districts have also set up “green lanes” to “facilitate the quick inspection and release of imported pharmaceuticals, disinfection supplies, treatment equipment, and other disease prevention and control related goods.” 

The announcement can be found in English here:

The announcement can be found in Chinese here:


Topics: China, Import, Tax, Duty, Coronavirus

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