One-stop Joint Inspection by Port Inspection Agencies


Based on preliminary pilot projects, the General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Transport and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine recently jointly issued the Action Plan of One-stop Joint Inspection by Port Inspection Agencies, as an effort to adopt the model of cross-agency one-stop joint inspection at all ports across the country by the end of 2018.

With a view to accelerating construction of a new open economic system, the Action Plan will boost the reform in port law enforcement, i.e., to streamline administration and delegate powers to lower levels, combine power delegation with regulation and upgrade services. It will also promote trade facilitation, reduce repetitive inspections, enhance mutual administrative assistance, lower institutional transaction cost for enterprises and create a stable, fair, transparent and predictable foreign-trade environment.

Pursuant to the principle of intensification, facilitation, technology application, rule of law and internationalization, the Action Plan proposed to strengthen mutual sharing of information, mutual administrative assistance and mutual recognition of control with regard to imbound and outbound goods, items and means of transport during customs clearance, follow the principle of utmost interconnectivity, establish and upgrade a joint inspection mechanism featuring less inspection officers, condensed time frame, streamlined procedure, checkable inspection results and shared inspection information. The Action Plan will help avoid repetitive inspection and ensure timely clearance as well as reliable control.

The Action Plan specifies steps to be taken for its implementation and will gradually expand scope of the joint inspection model according to the roadmap of “step-by-step implementation and demonstration before nationwide roll-out” and speed up the establishment of inspection service platform, restructuring and sharing of inspection equipment.