Recently, import tariffs ushered in a new round of adjustments. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council issued a notice on the adjustment plan for the temporary import tariff rate in 2021. In 2021, the most-favored-nation tax rate, agreement tax rate and temporary tax rate of some imported goods will be adjusted. Starting from January 1, 2021, the import tariffs of some commodities will be adjusted. Among them, the tariffs on imported fruits are further reduced, and countries such as Chile, Peru, and New Zealand still implement zero tariffs.
Korea grape tariff reduction
Among them, the more concerned Korean grape tariff has been reduced from 5.2%in 2020 to 3.9%in 2021. According to customs data, China imported about 224,000 kilograms of Korean grapes in 2019, and the import volume through November in 2020 reached 250,000 kilograms. There are three main grape varieties exported from South Korea:Shine Muscat (also known as Shine Muscat), Kyoho and Campbell Early. Among them, Shine Muscat accounts for 90%of South Korea’s entire table grape exports. Above, this variety has been exported to China since September 2017.
Australian citrus tariffs are lowered, and other fruits are zero tariffs
Due to the tension between China and Australia this year, Australia has been worried that China will change its tariff policy on Australia. But judging from the latest results, China is still lowering tariffs year by year in accordance with the original plan. Tariffs on citrus fruits have been reduced from 3.7%-10%in 2020 to 2.4%-6.7%in 2021, and other Australian fruits are still subject to zero tariffs.
From January 1, 2019, all Australian fresh fruits except citrus are exported to China to enjoy zero tariff treatment. The tariff on fresh oranges has also been reduced from the original 4.9%to 3.7%from January 1, 2020. According to the original plan, tariffs on Australian fresh oranges will also be reduced year by year, to 2.4%in 2021, to 1.2%in 2022, and zero tariffs until January 1, 2023.
Costa Rican pineapple tariff reduced to 3.2%
From the perspective of global pineapple imports and exports, Costa Rica accounts for almost 50%of the world’s total pineapple exports, while China’s pineapple imports are second only to the United States And the Netherlands, ranked third in the world. The Chinese market’s consumption demand for pineapples is growing at an annual rate of more than 40%. Imported pineapples mainly come from Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
China started importing Costa Rican pineapples in June 2017, which started late. Costa Rican pineapple is famous for its high-quality MD2 golden pineapple, which is relatively well-known in Europe and North America, but it is not common in the Chinese market. MD2 has an average sweetness of 14, tastes sweet and not astringent, with golden flesh and soft waxy. According to customs data, China imported 1.79 million kilograms of Costa Rican pineapples in 2018 and 730,000 kilograms in 2019. (International Fruit and Vegetable Report)