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China – Notification on Value-Added Tax

26 Jul 2013

Hapag-Lloyd informs about Value-Added Tax regulations in China effective August 1, 2013.

In accordance to the Cai Shui [2013] Circular 37 on “Tax Policy Concerning Nationwide Implementation of VAT Pilot Program for Transport and Modern Services Sectors (the ‘Notice’)”, that was jointly issued by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) of People’s Republic of China on 24 May 2013, the related Value-Added Tax (VAT) policy will be expanded nationwide with effect from August 1, 2013.

Carrier is required to collect the full applicable amount of this VAT from the customer on behalf of the PRC government and remit it to the government.

In light of the above, Hapag-Lloyd will be required to comply with the above mentioned policy. We need to collect an additional 6% of Value-Added Tax (VAT) as well as any other applicable local and/or provincial taxes or charges as now constituted or as they may be modified, if and where relevant. The tax is applicable to all ocean freight and charges payable in China with effect from August 1, 2013 based on the issuance date of the invoice.

We will promptly inform you, should there be any further change of tax regulation.

For more details please visit Cai Shui [2013] Circular 37 Notice. You may also like to visit the homepage China Tax for more information on China’s tax policy.

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