On August 10, the Guangdong Sub-administration of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), together with the customs of cities within the province, unveiled 20 measures focusing on boosting stable foreign trade growth and optimizing the business environment. These measures work to streamline customs clearance procedures, scale up Guangdong’s import and export and facilitate the province’s cross-border trade.
To enhance the efficiency of customs clearance, the province plans to build a new economic and trade corridor along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The quarantine approval of special goods for scientific research will be optimized, and the approval time limit for biological samples required for scientific research cooperation projects will be reduced from 20 working days to less than 10 working days.
In terms of expanding the province’s imports and exports, qualified imported mineral products and crude oil can be released before inspection. Guangdong’s agricultural products as well as fresh food supplied to Hong Kong and Macao SARs are expected to be exported to more countries and regions worldwide.
As for helping foreign trade firms reduce costs and improve economic returns, the Customs within Guangdong continues to provide advisory services on technical foreign trade measures to help enterprises cope with unreasonable technical barriers to foreign trade.
The Customs also support the expansion of exports of new energy vehicles and energy storage products, providing more freight trains for export.
Furthermore, special efforts will be made to facilitate cross-border trade in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan. Guangdong also plans to strengthen cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao in building a single-window system for all parties involved in international trade and transport, so that all export and import procedures can be done at one stop.