The move was made in accordance with its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Expect for three special commodities, all goods will be imported without import permits, said the sources Thursday. In 2005, China will reserve the rights only to restrict imports of controlled chemical products, chemicals that can be easily turned into narcotics, and ozonosphere-consuming materials through granting licenses.
This is the fourth time China has canceled license granting forimported goods since its entrance to WTO at the end of 2001.
On January 1, 2002, the nation canceled the import license for 14 products, including terylene fiber, tobacco and tobacco products, color TV sets and kinescopes, color sensitive materials,and certain types of automobiles, auto parts and tires. This reduced the kinds of license-granting goods from 26 to 12.
The license restrictions were further reduced to eight beginning January 1, 2003 and to two in 2004. Enditem