On October 25, China’s General Administration of Customs issued a notice (link in Chinese) stating that, according to the Provisions for Issuing GSP Certificates of Origin, since EU members, the United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Ukraine and Liechtenstein no longer grant Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status to Chinese exports, the agency will stop issuing GSP certificates for goods exported to these regions, effective on December 1, 2021.

According to an explanatory document (link in Chinese) issued by Customs, in the past, 40 countries have granted GSP status to China, including 27 EU members (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia), the United Kingdom, three countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan), Turkey, Ukraine, Canada, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Australia.

As of now, however, only three nations, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia, still provide GSP benefits to some Chinese exports, according to the same document.

China announced that it would stop issuing GSP certificates of origin for exports to Japan and the Eurasian Economic Union in April 2019 and October 2021, respectively.