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2 Hechi companies obtain AEO advanced certification

Updated: Nov 7, 2020 chinadaily.com.cn Print

Two leading enterprises in Hechi, Guangxi Nandan Nanfang Metal Co and Nandan Nanfang Non-ferrous Metals Co, have obtained Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certifications, becoming the first two enterprises in Hechi with senior certifications.

As the senior certification has extremely high requirements for the various internal management of enterprises, only 25 of the nearly 17,000 import and export enterprises in Guangxi have currently obtained the qualification.

AEO is a system advocated by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to promote the safety and convenience of the international supply chain. It aims to provide customs certifications to enterprises with the high level of compliance, credit status, and safety, as well as to provide eligible enterprises with customs clearance measures in their own countries and mutually recognized countries.

Founded in 1996, Nanfang Non-ferrous Group is a large-scale private enterprise integrating non-ferrous metal smelting and the comprehensive recycling of resources. It has several subsidiaries, including Guangxi Nandan Nanfang Metal Co, Nandan Nanfang Non-ferrous Metal Co, and Guangxi Nanguo Copper Co, and currently has more than 4,000 employees. The company has four main products, namely lead, zinc, antimony, and silver, which have been exported to more than 20 countries and regions.

From January to October this year, Nanfang Non-ferrous Group had an industrial output value of 17.95 billion yuan ($2.71 billion), a year-on-year increase of 61 percent, and achieved sales revenue of 25.53 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent. The total annual sales revenue is expected to be 30 billion yuan. In 2020, the company has paid 820 million yuan in taxes, a year-on-year increase of 136 percent.

In recent years, Nanning Customs and Hechi Customs have actively supported the development of key enterprises in Hechi and tailored special business reforms for Nanfang Non-ferrous Group, such as reducing the port clearance time to two working days, which is expected to save more than 15 million yuan in expenses for the company per year.

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