New measures to stabilize foreign trade operations

Updated: May 12, 2022 Print
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The General Administration of Customs introduced 10 measures to stabilize the operations of foreign trade companies while reinforcing COVID-19 prevention work in import channels at various ports. Let's take a look.

Yangshan Port in Shanghai. JI HAIXIN/FOR CHINA DAILY

1. Ensuring smooth circulation of industrial and supply chains in key regions, such as ports and roads in Shanghai and neighboring regions.

Imported dragon fruit awaits customs inspection in Pingxiang, Guangxi. [Photo by ZHANG SHUHUI/FOR CHINA DAILY]

2. Speeding up customs clearance of goods that are urgently needed for enterprises to optimize working processes and enhance efficiency.

A crane at a railway station in Hai'an, Jiangsu province, loads cargo that will be used in the fight against COVID-19 in Shanghai. ZHAI HUIYONG/FOR CHINA DAILY

3. Improving the efficiency of inbound and outbound logistics. Enterprises are encouraged to carry out railway "fast customs clearance" to enhance facilitation of railway logistics.

Staff members sort packages at a logistics center in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, Jan 13, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

4. Ensuring smooth routes for inbound and outbound mail. Based on applications from postal companies, temporary routes will be opened to transport mail that was on hold due to the outbreak.

Workers package COVID-19 vaccines at Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical's workshop in Hefei, Anhui province, in May, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

5. Improving the fast track for COVID-19 vaccines and test kits. Under the premise of controllable risk, supporting measures for vaccine and test kit entry and exit should be optimized.

A container is hoisted from a ship berthed at Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal on Feb 28, which marked the official opening of the first ocean route to Australia from a port in the city since the RCEP took effect. TONG YU/CHINA NEWS SERVICE

6. Actively putting tax and fee reduction measures in place. Ensuring Chinese companies will enjoy preferential duties when exporting products to RCEP member countries.

Employees display Zespri's kiwis at the company's booth during an import expo in Shanghai. DENG WEI/FOR CHINA DAILY

7. Ensuring effective supply of agricultural and food import and export. Speeding up registration of import and export food manufacturers.

A client manager (right) of Agricultural Bank of China Ltd visits the production line of Zhejiang Fenghuachuangxin Micro-Electronics Co Ltd in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, in March, 2020. [Photo provided to China Daily]

8. Supporting small- and micro-enterprises in the market purchase trade.

Two Customs officials (right) watch a crane load an export-bound container onto the vessel Maersk Danube (in the background) at the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in East China's Zhejiang province on Jan 25. [Photo by Yao Feng/For China Daily]

9. Promoting paperless customs clearance for imported duty quotas.

Aerial photo taken on May 6, 2022 shows a view of the Longtan Container Terminal of Nanjing Port in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo/Xinhua]

10. Strengthening statistical monitoring analysis and data services.

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