Customs Reduces Delays In Cargo Clearance
China plans to take more measures to improve port efficiency under the RCEP framework
Senior customs officials said that the General Administration of Customs is taking a series of measures. Including shortening the overall customs clearance time for imports and exports, to further improve port efficiency within the framework of the regional comprehensive economic partnership.
With GAC planning ahead and preparing for the effective implementation of RCEP provisions related to customs. The U.S. government has organized a comparative study on cross-border trade facilitation under the RCEP framework and will provide professional support for decision-making. Better to create a port business environment that market-oriented. Legalized and internationalized, said Dang Yingjie, deputy director of the GAC Port Management Office.
Regarding the implementation of tariff concessions. The official said that the General Administration of Customs is preparing to promulgate the RCEP Management Measures for the Origin of Imported and Exported Goods. The “Administrative Measures for Approved Exporters” to sort out the procedures for preferential import and export tariffs. Furthermore, Export visas under the RCEP framework and establish a supporting information system to ensure that enterprises facilitate correct declarations and enjoy the benefits they deserve.
In terms of customs intellectual property protection
Dangdang said that the General Administration of Customs will actively perform the obligations stipulated by RCEP. Strengthen cooperation and coordination with other customs authorities of RCEP members, jointly improve the level of intellectual property protection in the region, and maintain a good business environment.
According to data from the General Administration of Customs. Last year China’s total foreign trade with 14 other RCEP members was 10.2 trillion yuan (US$1.59 trillion). accounting for 31.7% of the total foreign trade during the same period.
In order to better promote China’s foreign trade, in March this year. The overall customs clearance time for Chinese imported goods 37.12 hours. While the customs clearance time for export goods was 1.67 hours. According to customs statistics, compared with 2017. The overall customs clearance time for imports and exports reduced by more than 50%.
In the first four months, China’s foreign trade continued its growth momentum and fully promoted efforts to coordinate the growth of this sector. According to the latest customs data, from January to April. My country’s total foreign trade imports and exports totaled 11.62 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 28.5% and a year-on-year increase of 21.8%.
The party chairman emphasized that in addition to further shortening the time for customs clearance of foreign trade goods. The government will actively support the innovative development of ports in inland areas. Support the establishment of cargo airports in inland areas under appropriate conditions or increase opening to the outside world. She said the number of international passenger and cargo routes in the existing ports.
With the joint efforts of the GAC, multiple ministries and committees
The regulatory documents that need to be verified during the port import and export process have been streamlined from 86 in 2018 to 41, and this year has fallen by 52.3% so far.
Among the 41 types of regulatory documents, with the exception of 3 types of regulatory documents that cannot be processed through the Internet due to special circumstances. The remaining 38 types of documents can be applied for and processed online.
In international trade, a total of 23 types of documents can be process through the “single window” system. She said that the company does not need to submit a paper supervision certificate to the customs. It will be automatically compared and verified during customs clearance.
Professor Sang Baichuan of the School of Foreign Trade of the University of International Business said that these measures will effectively. Simplify the business registration and filing procedures and help companies. Especially small and medium-sized companies, to solve import and export problems in a timely manner. And Beijing’s economics.
In order to increase support for domestic foreign trade enterprises and alleviate their problems. The government accelerated the approval process for agricultural and food import permits last year. Shortened the time for quarantine approval and allowed simultaneous submission and approval of applications that meet the requirements.