China is to boost pilots of parallel vehicle imports in its free trade zones, allowing cars to be imported without providing authorization from carmakers.
Under a guideline jointly released by eight departments including the Ministry of Commerce, customs will streamline procedures related with the program to cut clearance costs for dealers.
The guideline also says registration services for parallel imported vehicles will be improved.
The "parallel vehicle imports" program was first piloted in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2014 before being extending to other free trade zones including Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian last year.
The program is a key measure to boost "supply-side reforms," a current theme that includes reducing ineffective and low-end supply.