Harbin Customs launches measures to boost FTZ’s development
Updated : 2020-06-17
By ( e.my399.com )
The measures target promoting the transformation and upgrade of trade, supporting the development of emerging industries and helping the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative in the capital city of China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province.
Under the newly-launched measures, the local customs office will introduce a smart declaration system for the Harbin free trade zone, which will allow businesses in the Harbin FTZ to benefit from one-stop customs clearance.
Officials said Harbin Customs will streamline its inspection and supervision model. This will allow companies importing raw materials for specific industries and specific uses to utilize their enterprise quality declarations as the basis for a quick customs release.
For those exporting bulk commodities, test results issued by company laboratories that meet certain requirements can be used as the basis for customs release.
Officials said Harbin Customs will also build a services system that will specifically support the development of the cross-border e-commerce retail commodity import and export business in the comprehensive bonded zone. The office will set up a display trading center and establish an inspection unit for retail e-commerce products.
In another move to support the FTZ's development, cultural relics and artworks imported for display in the zone will enjoy tax breaks, to boost the annual Harbin China-Russia Expo, Heilongjiang Green Food Industry Expo and Heilongjiang Rice Festival.
Officials said that in cooperation with the Suifenhe and Heihe FTZs, the Harbin FTZ will also explore the potential import and processing of Chinese herbal medicines and communications equipment.
Heilongjiang Provincial Hospital launched a service offering nucleic acid tests for COVID-19.
Harbin launched 11 measures to increase subsidies, support stable employment and strengthen guaranteed services.
The government of Harbin recently released new guidelines for curbing a COVID-19 outbreak.
The business environment in Harbin has seen significant improvements since the launch of measures in recent years that targeted simplifying business license applications.