General Administration of Customs

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General Administration of Customs

Hǎiguān Zǒngshǔ
Customs Ensign of the People's Republic of China.png
Customs Ensign of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Formed 1949
Superseding agency Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Type National
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Yu Guangzhou
Parent agency State Council

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 head of the Administration is Yu Guangzhou (于广州).[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.

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  1. ^ "Leadership Resume". General Administration of Customs. 2008-04-01. Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ "The State Council". People Daily. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 

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