The General Administration of Customs implemented measures such as relaxing the time limit for reporting carry-forward of processing trade;Import information technology equipment 3C certification pilot new policy;The registration of enterprises with certificate of origin of CCPIT shall be cancelled;China announces unilateral visa exemption for six countries;Central banks of China and Saudi Arabia sign bilateral currency swap agreement;The EU has passed new rules allowing people planning to travel to the Schengen area to apply for a visa online;India revised some standards for medical devices and electrical products;India decided to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese household appliance toughened glass;Indonesia imposed import taxes on bicycles, watches and cosmetics;Thailand imposed anti-dumping duties on China-related Wuxi steel plate and tinned steel coil;Thailand issues labeling requirements for personal computers and computer equipment;The Philippines cut tariffs on gypsum imports;Myanmar requires food importers to provide a mandatory import health certificate.1. The General Administration of Customs has implemented measures such as relaxing the time limit for reporting the carry-forward of processing tradeThe General Administration of Customs issued the “Announcement on the implementation of measures to relax the time limit for deep-processing trade carry-forward declaration”, which proposed that the use of centralized declaration for deep-processing carry-forward business, enterprises should be centralized declaration of the deep-processing carry-forward check list and customs declaration before the end of each month.Solution in full: http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/2480148/5494187/index.html2. Imported information technology equipment 3C certification pilot new policyThe General Administration of Market Regulation and the General Administration of Customs recently issued an announcement, deciding to adjust the mandatory product certification (CCC certification) requirements for imported information technology equipment in pilot areas (applicable scope: Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Fujian, Beijing Pilot Free Trade Zone and Hainan Free Trade Port). For the information technology equipment within the scope of CCC certification imported in the pilot area, the certification client can use self-declaration evaluation to prove that the product meets the CCC certification electromagnetic compatibility standard when applying for CCC certification.The original announcement: https://www.cnca.gov.cn/zwxx/gg/lhfb/art/2023/art_8e57674ae0e64258a3ef8f9679cfa1ee.html3. The registration of CCPIT enterprises with certificate of origin shall be cancelledIn order to implement the national foreign economic and trade policy, further optimize the business environment, and promote the high-quality development of foreign trade, since November 1, 2023, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and its local visa agencies cancel the registration and filing of enterprises of origin, and new enterprises applying for the certificate of origin of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade should submit the Statement (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Declaration of origin submission process.docx). Specific arrangements are as follows:First, for enterprises that have completed the record of foreign trade operators, the registration method of “two certificates in one” will remain unchanged. Enterprises can directly use the unified social credit code to log in to the online visa system of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Certificate of Origin, and apply for the certificate of origin, without submitting the Statement.Second, for enterprises that have not completed the registration of foreign trade operators and have not registered an enterprise of origin in the Council for the Promotion of International Trade, they should submit a complete and accurate Declaration (Declaration.DOCX) and relevant supporting materials to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade before applying for the certificate of origin.4. China announces unilateral visa exemption for six countries During the period from December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024, holders of ordinary passports from the above countries may enter China for business, tourism, visiting relatives and friends or transit for no more than 15 days without a visa.5. The central banks of China and Saudi Arabia signed a bilateral currency swap agreementWith the approval of The State Council, the People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia recently signed a bilateral currency swap agreement with a swap size of 50 billion RMB /26 billion Saudi riyals. The agreement is valid for three years and can be renewed upon mutual agreement. The central bank said that the establishment of bilateral currency swap arrangement between China and Saudi Arabia will help strengthen financial cooperation between the two countries, expand the use of local currencies between China and Saudi Arabia, and promote bilateral trade and investment facilitation.6. The European Union has passed new rules allowing people planning to travel to the Schengen area to apply for a visa onlineOn November 13 local time, the Council of the European Union approved new regulations related to the digitization of Schengen visas, creating a unified online application platform for Schengen visas, thereby making the application process of future Schengen visas more convenient.In a statement issued on the same day, the Council of the European Union said that under the new rules, the EU will create a unified Schengen visa online application platform. With a few exceptions, Schengen visa applicants will no longer have to visit Schengen embassies and consulates, but will instead apply through the digital platform. The European Commission has previously said that the platform is expected to begin development in 2024 and be operational in 2026. Visa applicants will enter all relevant information on the platform, upload electronic versions of travel documents and supporting documents, and pay the visa fee. At the same time, the current visa stickers will also be replaced by encrypted signed barcodes.It is reported that the new regulation will come into force on the 20th day of publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, and the specific implementation date will be determined after the completion of technical work on the online visa platform and digital visa.7. India revised some standards for medical devices and electrical productsThe Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued a communique announcing the revision of some standards for medical devices and electrical products. The revised standard will be officially implemented on October 2, 2023, and the previously implemented standard will be phased out.New foreign trade regulations8. India decided to impose anti-dumping duties on toughened glass for Chinese household appliancesOn 17 November 2023, the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance of India issued Circular No. 17/2023-Customs(ADD) stating, Accepted the approval by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of 28 August 2023 for Toughened Glass for home appliances having thickness of 1.8 mm to 8 mm and 0.4 square metres or less originating in or imported from China between 1.8MM to 8 MM and area of 0.4 SqM or less), decided to impose anti-dumping duties on the products involved in China for a period of 5 years, the tax amount is 0 ~ 243 US dollars/ton (see the final ruling announcement of the case for details of taxation). The Indian customs codes of the products in question are 70071900, 70072900, 70134900, 70139900, 70199000, 70200019, 70200029 and 70200090. The following products are not applicable to the anti-dumping measures in this case: tempered glass for container glass covers, tempered glass for electronic switches and switch panel panels, curved stained glass for washing machines, tempered glass for double glazing (DGU), dome shaped tempered glass, grooved tempered glass.9. Indonesia imposed import duties on bicycles, watches and cosmeticsIndonesia imposes additional import duties on four categories of goods through Ministry of Finance Regulation No. 96/2023 on Customs, excise and taxation provisions for the import and export of goods on consignment. Cosmetics, bicycles, watches and steel products have been subject to import duties from October 17, 2023. The new tariffs on cosmetics are 10 to 15 percent; The new tariffs on bicycles are 25 to 40 percent; The new duty on watches is 10%; The new tariffs on steel products could reach up to 20 percent.The new regulations also require e-commerce companies and online suppliers to share information on imported goods with the General Administration of Customs, including the names of companies and sellers, as well as the categories, specifications and quantities of imported goods.The new tariffs are in addition to the Trade Ministry’s tariff regulations for the first half of the year, when import duties of up to 30 percent were imposed on three categories of goods: footwear, textiles and handbags.