According to National Development and Reform Commission, 894kt of WTO-related tariff quotas on cotton will be allocated in 2017, and about 33% of quotas are given to state-owned enterprises.
Market participants will apply for the quotas from October 15-30 and need to meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
1. State-owned enterprises.
2. The enterprises have import performance (excluding import agent) in 2016.
3. Cotton textile enterprises with spinning capacity above 50,000 spindles.