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China cuts import tariffs on some dairy products

Published Apr 2, 2021

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In recent years, China has decided to reduce tariffs unilaterally for some products, including dairy products such as cheese and whey. This means that all countries that do not have free trade agreements with China and that pay a higher tariff, based on these discounts, their products come with a lower tariff. Of the main exporting countries, this situation applies to the European Union, the United States, Argentina, Belarus and Uruguay.

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Among these, only New Zealand and Australia have free trade agreements with China and lower tariffs. For New Zealand, 0% applies to a limited volume of cheese, 6,788 tonnes. Imports from China that exceed this volume will pay the temporary tax. As of 2021, there are no more volume limitations for cheese imports from New Zealand. Australia is governed by the tariff level shown in the table with no volume restrictions. China has significantly increased its cheese imports in recent years. In 2020, it imported ...
Source: Milkpoint
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