On 6 Apr. 2022, the General Administration of Customs of China (GAC) issued the “Amended Administrative Measures of the Customs of the People's Republic of China for the Origin of Imported and Exported Goods under the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of New Zealand” (《中华人民共和国海关〈中华人民共和国政府和新西兰政府自由贸易协定〉项下经修订的进出口货物原产地管理办法》, hereinafter referred to as the “Measures”), which took effect as of 7 Apr. 2022.
In accordance with the Measures, goods that meet any of the following conditions shall be treated as originating goods under the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA):
(1) the goods are wholly obtained or produced in China or New Zealand;
(2) the goods are produced in China or New Zealand exclusively from originating materials in compliance with the Measures; or
(3) the goods are produced in China or New Zealand with non-originating materials, but comply with the corresponding provisions on change in tariff classification, regional value content (RVC), manufacturing and processing procedures, or other requirements set out in Annex 1 (the Product-Specific Rules of Origin).
The China-New Zealand FTA was signed on 7 Apr. 2008 and entered into force on 1 October of the same year. The two countries launched the negotiations to upgrade the FTA in November 2016 and officially signed the Upgrade Protocol on 26 Jan. 2021.
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