China will further cut import tariffs for daily consumer goods starting on July 1, the State Council decided at an executive meeting.
The average import tariff rate for clothing, shoes and hats, kitchenware, and sports and fitness supplies will be reduced from 15.9 percent to 7.1 percent, and that for home appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators from 20.5 percent to 8 percent.
The average import tariff rate for cultured and fished aquatic products and processed food such as mineral water will be cut from 15.2 percent to 6.9 percent, according to a statement released after the meeting.
The average import tariff rate for detergents, cosmetics such as skin care and hair care products, and some medicine and health products will be cut from 8.4 percent to 2.9 percent.
The cabinet called the tariff reductions a means of increasing the opening-up of Chinese society, meeting the demands of the people and boosting quality and industrial upgrading.