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Changsha’s top customs officer pledges better clearance services

China.org.cn, 08 18, 2017
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“In the years to come, Changsha customs will continue to pursue comprehensive reforms and strive to offer the most competitive services, with a view to helping Hunan implement the strategy of seeking greater development through opening-up,”said Li Duizhen, the customs commissioner of Changsha.“With such efforts, Changsha customs expects Hunan to achieve broader, deeper- and higher-level opening up.”

After the strategy of driving economic growth by innovation and opening up was proposed in Hunan, Changsha customs, which is at the forefront of Hunan’s opening up, quickly formulated an action plan to implement the strategy.

The plan set the goal of offering the most competitive clearance services by reducing the time of clearance for goods by at least one third. The goal was fulfilled in the first half of this year.

The amount of time needed for clearance of imports is less than the national average and the same for clearance of exports.

Changsha customs’efforts are in tune with the General Administration of Customs (GAC)’s reform plans.

GAC is pushing forward the reform toward cross-customs clearance integration so that goods can be cleared at any of the customs offices in China, working for better exchange of information, higher mutual recognition in supervision results and greater mutual assistance in law enforcement among port administrations nationwide, promoting the use of a standard version of the single window practice for foreign trade in all ports, and striving to reduce clearance time by one third.

Changsha customs will also promote the approach of advance declaration and fast electronic clearance (usually takes only less than one minute) upon arrival of goods, create a fast clearance platform for fresh and live agricultural products, set up a fast clearance channel for trade between Hong Kong and Hunan, allow enterprises to go through clearance procedures on the Internet as soon as possible and offer guidance to government agencies and enterprises so that they can make better use of the various preferential policies such as comprehensive bonded areas and bonded warehouses.


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