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Circular of Efforts on Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas by Seven Departments

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Circular of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas

Finance and Construction [2009] No. 248

Provinces, Autonomous Regions, Municipalities Directly under the Central Government, Municipalities with Independent Planning Status, and Finance Bureaus authorities in charge of development and reform, industry and information, public security, commerce, industry and commerce, quality supervision of Xingjiang Production and Construction Group:

Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas is an important decision of the CPC Central Committee and State Council to deal with the current international financial crisis, stimulating domestic demand, not only to expand rural consumption, accelerate the upgrading of rural consumption and improve the quality of life of farmers, but also drive the production, balance domestic and foreign trade development,  promote stable and rapid economic growth and build a harmonious socialist society.

In order to fulfill the Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas (Finance and Construction [2009] No. 104) and intensify the efforts, Ministry of Finance, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce, Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision make detailed rules and regulations of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas, giving specific regulations on businesses, sales, standards, subsidies, auditing of funds, supervision, management and so on. All relevant departments should attach great importance to the program, and seriously implement the rules, to strengthen the policy advocacy, to ensure that a smooth implementation of the work of a motorcycle to the countryside, so that farmers benefit effectively.

Attachment: Operational Details of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas

Ministry of Finance, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce, Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision

June 4, 2009

Attachment

Operational Details of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas

Chapter 1

General Provisions

Article 1£ºAccording to “Notice on The Motorcar Industry Regulation and Revival Plan Issued by State Council” (State [2009] No. 5) “Proposal on Promoting Circulation and Stimulating Consumption“, issued by General Office of State Council (State General Office [2008] No. 134), ”Circular on Issuing the Implementation Proposal of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas ” (Finance Construction[2009] No.104) and “Circular on Promoting the Implementation of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Policy for Rural Areas” (Finance Construction[2009] No.247), the Operational Detail is made for better implementation of the policy of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas by Ministry of Finance, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce, Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision.  The operational detail is aimed at promoting the purchase ability of the farmers and consuming level in rural areas, improving the living and production conditions of farmers, facilitating technology upgrading for motorcars and motorcycles and realizing the harmonious development of domestic and oversea demands.

Article 2£ºSubsidy for motorcars and motorcycles for rural areas (abbreviated as subsidy) refers to the allowance, which is offered by state revenue and expenditure, to farmer for the purchase or exchange to qualified motorcars and motorcycles products, including subsidies to the newly purchased mini bus, mini vans, light trucks and motorcycles, and the subsidies to the exchanged vehicles from scrapped three-wheeled vehicles to mini trucks and light trucks.

Article 3: Motor vehicles and motorcycles mentioned in this detailed regulation include:

(I.) Micro-type trucks: Based on the People's Republic of China’s Certificate of Vehicle or Registration Certificate of Vehicles issued by the departments of public security attached to the vehicles that have at least four wheels and are used to load goods, its "vehicle type" of the first figure should be "1" or "3" or "5", and "total mass (kg)" should be no more than 1800kg.

(II.) Light trucks. Based on the People's Republic of China’s Certificate of Vehicle attached to the vehicles that have at least four wheels and are used to load goods, its "vehicle type" of the first figure should be "1" or "3" or "5", and "total mass (kg)" should be more than 1800kg but not more than 6000kg.

(III.) Minibuses. Based on the People's Republic of China’s Certificate of Vehicle attached to the vehicles that have at least four wheels and are used to carry passengers (cars not included) its "vehicle type" of the first figure should be "6", and in the term of "emission and power (m1/kw)" the emission no more than 1300ml.

(IV.) Motorcycles: referring to the two-wheeled and three-wheeled motorcycles.

(V.) Three-wheeled vehicle: referring to the original three-wheeled agricultural vehicles.

(VI.) Low-speed vehicles: referring to the original four-wheel agricultural vehicles.

Article 4: Ministry of Finance, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Provincial Administration for Industry and Commerce, Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision work together to fulfill the program based on different responsibilities and these detailed regulations.

Ministry of Finance is responsible for formulating and implementing policies of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas, management of subsidy funds, confirmation of the businesses, products and authorized dealers that go to the countryside together with the Ministry of Industry and Information and other departments.

National Development and Reform Committee is responsible for the supervision and management of the price of the products in the "Product Catalog".

Ministry of Industry and Information is responsible for organization and management of the businesses and products within the "Product Catalog” and identify the catalog with the Ministry of Finance.

Ministry of Public Security is responsible for the registrations of the vehicle s that go to the countryside, and supervision and guidance of the end-of-life vehicles.

Ministry of Commerce is responsible for organization and management of sales and scrapped vehicles.

SAIC is responsible for the supervision and management of dealers’ behaviors within the catalog.

General Administration of Quality Supervision and SAIV are responsible for the supervision and management of the product quality in accordance with the “Product Catalogue”.

Article 5: The management of subsidy funds should be followed in an open and transparent manner and the principle of farmer-friendly.

Being open and transparent means that the policy and measures are conducted openly and transparently. The lists of businesses, product catalogues and authorized dealers will be published nationwide. Lists of farmers who enjoy subsidies and the amount will be published on the Information System of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas to accept social supervision.

Farmers-friendly means that all the subsidies are allocated to the farmers to make sure they enjoy the benefit.

Article 6: The time for policy of motor vehicles is from March 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. The time for policy of motorcycles is from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2013.

Article 7: Financial Departments at different levels, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Administration for Industry and Commerce, and Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision should intensify the management and inspection of subsidies, reporting vehicles as worthless, purchase of new vehicles, transfer of ownership, product quality, price and so on in order to prevent fraud and secure the benefit of farmers.

Chapter 2: Identification of Businesses and Sales of Products

Article 8: The product catalogue is determined after the manufacturers applying to Ministry of Finance and Industry and Information Committee and the auditing from these two departments, and it is published on these two departments’ websites. It will be adjusted and enhanced depending on actual situations.

Article 9: Manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles should make clear promises on product quality, authorized dealer website, after-sale service, price, mark, statistics, and propaganda policy and so on, and sign contract with Ministry of Finance and Industry and Information Committee to define the rights and obligations and pay some contract margins.

Article 10: Those businesses that have been approved should possess following qualifications:

(I.) Listed on the Notice of Vehicle Manufacturers and Products and passed the national compulsive certification;

(II.) Possessing comprehensive sales, after-sales services such as maintenance, which can cover administrative units at county level or below in relevant provinces;

(III.) Authorized dealers all register in administrative departments for industry and commerce and sign a sales contract with the manufacturers or the sales companies established by them. Authorized dealers have reported to departments of commerce, of which the authorized dealers of minibuses should be the businesses that have kept on record in State Administration for Industry and Commerce;

(IV.) Dealers and sales websites have the capacity of issuing a ticket independently;

(V.) The emission of the vehicles meet the national standard, and even meet the local standard in some regions where more strict criteria are established;

(VI.) No records of violation or improper deeds;

(VII.) There must be internet equipments and relevant staff;

(VIII.) Other conditions that Ministry of Finance and Industry and Information Committee ask for

Article 11: Only the motor vehicles and motorcycles sold by authorized dealers can be subsidized.

Article 12: The manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles should strengthen the supervision on the dealers' final selling prices with business policy, avoiding the dealers for price gap to farmers.  At the same time, the dealers are required to be self-disciplined on price setting.

Article 13: Obvious identification of "Motor Vehicles Subsidy Programs for Rural Areas" must be marked on the surface of subsidized cars and motorcycles.

(I.) Motor vehicle manufacturing enterprises should offer the identification of "Motor Vehicles Subsidy Programs for Rural Area" to the dealers together with the motor vehicles.  When selling the motor vehicles to the farmers, the motor vehicle dealers must have the identifications marked on the obvious place at rare parts of the vehicles.

(II.) Motorcycle manufacturing enterprises should offer the coating templates or mighty bond identification of "Motorcycles Subsidy Programs for Rural Area" to the dealers together with the motorcycles.  When selling the motorcycles to the farmers, the motorcycle dealers must have the identifications coated with painted or the mighty bond identification on pasted on the obvious place at the side of the motorcycles.

As for those motorcycles without a subsidy mark which were sold to farmers after February 1,2009, and vehicles without a subsidy mark sold after March 1,2009, dealers should add a mark on them before June 30,2009 so as to enable buyers apply for the subsidies.

Artical14: Motorcycle manufacturers must pledge to comply with the Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas and related laws and regulations. They must faithfully propagate and carry out the motor vehicle subsidy policy. Fake advertising which may mislead consumers are banned.

Artical15: In addition to related laws and regulations, dealers must carry out commitment made by the manufacturers and related governmental departments. Dealers are banned from raising prices randomly, selling shoddy or fake products, passing off substandard products as standard products, or lowering quality and service standards.

Artical16: Motor vehicle manufacturers and dealers should establish a sales data base for vehicles contained in the Products Catalog, and submit the data to departments above the county-level in charge of finance, industries and information, public transport and commerce before the fifth day of each month.

Chapter 3: Conditions and Standards of Subsidies

Article 17: One of the following conditions should be needed if farmers want to apply for subsidies:

(I.) Farmer owners report three-wheeled and low-speed vehicles as worthless and buy micro-type trucks or light trucks;

(II.) Farmers buy minibuses (cars not included);

(III.) Farmers buy micro-type trucks or light trucks;

(IV.) Farmers buy motorcycles.

Article 18: Farmers who apply for subsidies of motor vehicles and motorcycles should comply with the following rules:

(I.) To buy or exchange for micro-type or light trucks, each household can buy no more than one unit and the owner of the new vehicle should be the one who rejects the end-of-life one;

(II.) Each household is allowed to buy no more than one minibus;

(III.) Each household is allowed to buy no more than two motorcycles;

(IV.) The purchasers can not transfer the ownership of the subsidized motor vehicles in the following two years after buying them.

Article 19: Farmers who abandon scraped three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed trucks in order to buy micro-type and light trucks according to this detailed regulation should be given subsidies as follows:

(I.) Every scrapped three-wheeled motor vehicle is subsidized with 2000 yuan;

(II.) Every scrapped low-speed motor vehicle is subsidized with 3000 yuan;

Article 20: Farmers who abandon scraped three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed trucks in order to buy micro-type and light trucks, and directly buy minibuses, micro-type trucks, light trucks or motorcycles according to this detailed regulation should be given subsidies as follows:

(I.) Micro-type trucks, light trucks, and mini-buses: If the vehicle’s price is less than 50,000 yuan, there will be a subsidy of 10% of the its sales price; if the vehicle’s price is more than 50,000 yuan, there will be a fixed subsidy of 5000 yuan per unit.

(II.) On the purchase of motorcycles, farmers will be subsidized by 13% of the sales price. If the unit price is more than 5,000 yuan, there will be a fixed subsidy of 650 yuan for each unit.

Chapter 4: Application, Examination and Allocation of Subsidies

Article 21: Farmers who abandon the three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed vehicles and buy micro-type trucks and light trucks should declare subsidies in financial departments of local villages and towns in which their residence is registered, and they must provide the following materials:

(I.) Certificate of Vehicle (copy) or a driving license or motor vehicle registration certificate issued by public security organs in charge of traffic control (an original and copy);

(II.) A driving license issued by public security organs in charge of traffic control (an original and a copy);

(III.) Sales invoices of newly purchased motor vehicles (an original and a copy); 

(IV.) Proofs of end-of-life vehicle recycling issued by the recycling businesses and deregistration certificates of motor vehicles issued by the public security administration department in charge of traffic control (an original and a copy);

(V.) ID card of the buyer, household registration book or other materials to show his identification (an original and copy);

(VI.) Savings passbook of the purchaser (exclusive passbook of food subsidies can also be used).

(VII.) Application of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas (refers to the attached file and downloads from the web, same below)

Article 22: Farmers who abandon the three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed vehicles and buy micro-type trucks and light trucks should declare subsidies in financial departments of local villages and towns in which their residence is registered, and they must provide the following materials:

Sales invoices of newly purchased motor vehicles, or motor vehicle registration certificate issued by public security organs in charge of traffic control (originals and copies);

(II.) A driving license issued by public security organs in charge of traffic control (an original and copy);

(III.) Sales invoices (originals and copies);

(IV.) ID card of the buyer, household registration book and other materials to show his identification (originals and copies);

(V.) Savings passbook of the purchaser (exclusive passbook of food subsidies can also be used).

(VI.) Application of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas

Article 23: Financial departments of villages and towns should examine the applied materials according to article 3, 6, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20, ask the applicants to sign to confirm the subsidies, keep copies of relevant materials, and keep the records on file.

As for the disqualified ones, they should be informed with detailed explanation immediately and get their applied materials. Before the operation of “information system of Motorcars and Motorcycles Subsidy Program for Rural Areas”, inspection with paper or other materials should be used and subsidies that farmers have applied should be examined in time.

Article 24: Financial departments of villages and towns should appropriate the audited subsidies directly to the purchaser’s passbook of savings accounts within the 15 days.

Chapter 5: Source and Accounts of Subsidies

Article 25: Subsidies are financed by central and provincial finances, of which the central finance occupies 80% and the provincial finance 20%. As for Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Xizang, Guangxi and 51 counties seriously stricken by earthquake on May 12, all the subsidies originally shouldered by provincial finance should be fully undertaken by the central finance.

Article 26: The subsidies given by the central finance should be allocated beforehand and liquidated afterwards. Ministry of Finance should allocate the money to provincial departments of finance at the proportion of 80% according to the estimated scale of provincial funds. Provincial departments should carry out subsidies that they should bear and allocate them to financial departments of villages and towns together with those subsidies from the central financing. The rest subsidies should be paid on necessary schedule.

Article 27: Subsidies should be allocated in accordance with the relevant provisions of the state treasury for funding.

Article 28: If the actual process of this program, if the actual subsidies are in excess of the budget, they should be paid by the provincial departments of finance beforehand.

Article 29: Before the end of April each year, the provincial financial sectors will verify and summarize the last year’s e-files of subsidies, and send to Ministry of Finance to be audited.

Article 30: The approved and issued program about the use of subsidies shall not change in principle.

Chapter 6: Safeguards

Article 31: The financial sectors of all regions should set aside certain expenditure for the propaganda, training, inspection of web, payment, supervision and inspection, notes, and purchasing of necessary equipment and so on. Central financing should give local governments appropriate grants.

Article 32: Financial departments at all levels should support and improve the work of building the network in accordance with the financial situation. Central financing should give those networks appropriate incentives.

Chapter 7: Supervision and Management

Article 33: Financial Departments at different levels, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Administration for Industry and Commerce, and Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision work together to do the supervision and management.

Article 34: Local governments and other relevant sectors should intensify the inspection and supervision of the fulfillment of the policy, the quality of the products, after-sale service, and prices and so on, and provide services like technology and information. Make sure subsidies are given to farmers fully and correctly.

Article 35: Subsidies should be earmarked for its specified purpose only. No units or individuals may retain, misuse, and misappropriate the subsidy funds. Departments of Finance at different levels should build and fulfill responsibility system, intensify the management and inspection of subsidies, and accept the supervision from departments of finance and auditing.

Article 36: Local governments can not set other limits beyond the ones mentioned in the detailed regulations, including restrict purchasing areas, brands, types, producing areas, dealers and so on, and conduct more or repeated inspection, which will increase the burden on farmers.

Article 37: No subsidies will be paid if one of the following situations emerges:

(I.) Formalities of the original three-wheeled vehicles and low-speed trucks are incomplete or there is no registration for them;

(II.) The newly purchased motor vehicles and motorcycles are not on the “Product Catalogue”;

(III.) Materials to declare are incomplete, and remain so after being informed;

(IV.) Fail to declare for subsidies before the end of February each year;

(V.) Purchasing more vehicles than the quantity that Article 18 of the detailed regulation has set;

(VI.) Illegal exchange for subsidies by cheating, fraud and other improper means;

(VII.) Other situations that are not in conformity with subsidies according to the rules and regulations;

Article 38: Ministry of Finance and Industry and Information Committee can disqualify the businesses that fail to pay the contract margin on time.

Article 39: If the manufacturers and dealers fail to keep the appointments or do something not in line with the regulations signed by Ministry of Finance and Industry and Information Committee, these two departments or other authorized organizations can deal with them by the following measures depending on the seriousness of the cases.

(I.) Declare the relevant situations through media and other approaches;

(II.) Deduct contract margin partially or entirely;

(III.) Eliminate relevant products from the list of motor vehicles that go to the countryside;

(IV.) Eliminate relevant authorized dealers within the range of subsidized cars;

(V.) Eliminate the qualification of subsidy program for rural areas;

(VI.) Be punished according to law.

Chapter 8: Supplementary Articles

Article 40: This detailed regulation will be implemented the day it is published. All regions can make specific optional measures based on actual situations and report to the Ministry of Finance and Development and Reform Committee.

Article 41: Ministry of Finance, Development and Reform Committee, Industry and Information Technology Department, Provincial Public Security, Administration for Industry and Commerce, and Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision are responsible for the interpretation.