China Customs Issues Important Announcement on Trade Facilitation
Important Announcement on Trade Facilitation
China Tax Alert - Issue 8, March 2016
China Customs Issues Important Announcement on Trade Facilitation, Getting Through the Last Mile of Customs Declaration for Various Customs Business
In order to improve customs clearance efficiency and reduce cost, China Customs has been committed to promoting reform and innovation empowered by information technologies. In 2015, China Customs has continuously promoted the nationwide reform of paperless customs clearance. In addition, paperless customs clearance is reinforced by other reform and innovation initiatives, such as measures to facilitate regional clearance integration, Customs and China Inspection and Quarantine integration, and domestic and international trade integration.
The Notice of the General Administration of Customs on Further Promoting the Steady Growth of Foreign Trade issued in 2015 has already been implemented. With the recent release of GAC Order  No.16, the GAC will loosen the nationwide restriction on direct filing from company side to Customs authority side. This is the latest action of China Customs to promote the steady growth of foreign trade and improve customs clearance efficiency for enterprises.