General Administration of Customs


General Administration of Customs
General Administration of Customs
海关总署
Hǎiguān Zǒngshǔ
Agency overview
Formed 1949
Superseding agency Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Mou Xinsheng
Parent agency State Council
Website
www.customs.gov.cn/

The General Administration of Customs (GAC; Chinese: 海关总署; Pinyin: Hǎiguān Zǒngshǔ) is an administrative agency within the government of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the collection of value added tax (VAT), customs duties, excise duties, and other indirect taxes such as air passenger duty, climate change levy, insurance premium tax, landfill tax and aggregates levy. It is also responsible for managing the import and export of goods and services into China. The current Minister of the Administration is Mou Xinsheng, who replaced Sheng Guangzu.[1][2]

GAC guards the borders of China from smugglers and is therefore dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of Chinese borders. It also regulates what can leave China and is partially responsible for who can enter or leave the country.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Leadership Resume". General Administration of Customs. 2008-04-01. Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. http://web.archive.org/web/20080422004215/http://www.customs.gov.cn/YWStaticPage/7021/eafa9b41.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ "The State Council". People Daily. http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/organs/statecouncil.shtml. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 

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