China's foreign trade to decline in first half 2009
On June 3, China's Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs jointly announced that an adjustment has been made to the "Catalogue of Prohibited Commodities in Processing Trade" by removing 79 ten-digit commodity codes.
Products removed in this the adjustment include some plant products, light industry products, metal compounds, petrochemical products, iron and steel products, and non-ferrous metal products.
The revised version of the Catalogue of Prohibited Commodities in Processing Trade (2009) includes 1,759 ten-digit commodity codes in total.
While continuing strict prohibition on the type of processing trade involving high emissions and high-energy consumption, this adjustment will make sure that products that actually do not belong to high-emission or high-energy consumption category are removed from the catalogue with a view to further enhancing enterprises' confidence and maintaining the stable development of foreign trade.By People's Daily Online