The International Finance News for Chinese state media People’s Daily reported that six industries started to enjoy increased export tax rebate rates on April 1. The six industries are Apparel and Textiles, Light Industry, Electronics and Information, Steel, Nonferrous Metal, and Petrochemical.
This is the second time China has increased export tax rebate rates this year. Export companies welcomed the move in general. However, some suggested that due to the decline of exports they tend to sell more goods to the domestic market. Also, due to the international financial crisis, the rate increase may result in more anti-dumping investigations.
Source: International Finance News/People’s Daily, April 1, 2009.