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China Issues 2023 Catalogue of Dual-use Items and Technologies Subject to Import and Export Licensing

Potassium perchlorate is added in the 2023 Catalogue and requires the Dual-use Items and Technologies Export License.

On December 30, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs issued the 2023 Catalogue of Dual-Use Items and Technologies Subject to Import and Export Licensing (hereinafter referred to as ‘2023 Catalogue’), which took effect on January 1, 2023. The 2022 version was repealed at the same time.

Compared with the 2022 version, there are no changes of chemicals subject to both import and export licensing, i.e., 54 entries in Precursor Chemicals I and those chemicals listed in the monitoring inventory under the Regulations on Administration of Chemicals Subject to Supervision and Control*. They are all covered in the 2023 Catalogue.

* China implements a licensing system for the import and export of the following chemicals subject to supervision and control:

  • chemicals that can be used as chemical weapons;

  • chemicals that can be used as precursors for the production of chemical weapons; and

  • chemicals that can be used as main raw materials for the production of chemical weapons.

In addition, the chemical - potassium perchlorate is added to the 2023 Catalogue as a dual-use item subject to export licensing. Main entries in the 2023 Catalogue (consists of two parts) are summarized as the table below. Updates are marked in red.

I. Catalogue of dual-use items and technologies subject to import licensing

II. Catalogue of dual-use items and technologies subject to export licensing

1) Chemicals listed in the monitoring inventory under the Regulations on Administration of Chemicals Subject to Supervision and Control -74 entries

1) Items and technologies listed in Nuclear Export Control List -159 entries

2) Precursor chemicals I - 54 entries

2) Items and technologies listed in the Export Control List of Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Items and Related Technologies - 204 entries

3) Radioisotopes - 10 items, except for exempted radioisotopes and their compounds

3) Items and technologies listed in the Export Control List of Biological-Related Dual-Use items and Related Technologies and Equipment - 144 entries

4) Items and technologies included in the List of Commercial Cryptography under Import Licensing - 4 entries

4) Chemicals listed in the monitoring inventory under the Regulations on Administration of Chemicals Subject to Supervision and Control - 74 entries

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5) Items and technologies listed in the Export Control List of Relevant Chemical Products and Affiliated Equipment and Technologies - 37 entries, adding one chemical - potassium perchlorate (Customs Commodity Code: 2829900020)

6) Items and technologies listed in the Export Control List of Missiles and Related Items and Technologies – 186 entries

7) Precursor chemicals I - 54 entries

8) Precursor chemicals II - 17 entries, restrictions imposed on exports to specific countries

9) Other dual-use items and technologies - 6 entries

10) Special civilian items and technologies – 11 entries, adding 5 more entries regarding water cannon technologies

11) Items and technologies included in the List of Commercial Cryptography under Export Licensing – 11 entries

The official document can be accessed here.

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