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Harbin FTZ approved as cross-border e-commerce pilot zone

Updated : 2020-08-12

By ( e.my399.com )

The Harbin area of the China Heilongjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone – also known as the Harbin FTZ -- recently got the green light to become a cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot zone, local officials said.

This will make it the fifth of its kind in Harbin, capital city of China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province, according to information from the administration bureau of the Harbin FTZ.

Officials said that it signifies that Harbin FTZ will be included in the overall planning for the  development of Harbin’s cross-border e-commerce industry.

Becoming a comprehensive pilot zone for cross-border e-commerce will attract e-commerce companies and professionals to come to the Harbin FTZ, helping the expansion and upgrade of its e-commerce companies and boosting its foreign trade and employment.
Officials said Harbin FTZ will make full use of the policy dividends from being a national cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot city.

It will leverage its existing cross-border e-commerce industry activities, to improve the service functions of offline parks and provide cross-border e-commerce industry supply chain services.

Officials said it will move to attract enterprises involved in producing goods, e-commerce platforms, warehousing and logistics, financial support and comprehensive foreign trade services.

At a nameplate unveiling ceremony held on Aug 10, the Kunweiheng Online New Economy E-commerce Industrial Park was also approved as a pilot project in the newly approved China Harbin Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone.

The industrial park received a total investment of 150 million yuan ($21.6 million) and is scheduled to start operations soon.

Officials said the business scope of the industrial park includes a cross-border e-commerce supply chain, live marketing, e-commerce training and brand incubations.