China has introduced new import and export regulations for products containing low-concentration triethanolamine. The Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and General Administration of Customs jointly announced these changes on January 16, 2024.

Exemption for Consumer Goods

Under the updated rules, certain consumer products such as non-medical disinfectants, synthetic detergents, cosmetics, and inks with low triethanolamine content will no longer require import or export licenses.

Simplified Process

These exempted goods, categorized under Triethanolamine (HS code: 2922150000) and its mixtures (HS code: 3824999950), are now excluded from the Catalogue of Dual-Use Items and Technologies Subject to Import and Export Licensing. This streamlining aims to facilitate trade and reduce administrative burdens for businesses.

Effective Date

The new regulations were effective from February 1, 2024. China expects these changes to enhance trade efficiency and provide smoother transactions for companies dealing with these consumer goods.


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