China plans more tweaks in Custom procedures


Norms improved to minimize and offset export-oriented firms' financial losses

The government will further improve efficiency of Customs clearance to solve the difficulties for both exporters and importers to remove their burdens and enhance their motivation and vitality, officials said on Wednesday.

To minimize and offset export-oriented firms' financial losses caused by COVID-19 and the world's weak demand for goods, Customs authorities have vigorously shortened the overall Customs clearance time for both imported and exported goods.

They have also promoted "advance declaration" to diversify their services, said Dang Yingjie, deputy director-general of the National Office of Port Administration at the General Administration of Customs.

In response to the global pandemic, she said the GAC has strengthened the monitoring of port clearance times to mitigate the impact of the contagion on the overall Customs clearance time.

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