On the afternoon of January 4, at Weihai Customs House affiliated to Qingdao Customs District, plastic films imported from South Korea by Chenghao Electronics Company Limited were smoothly released after being inspected to be all right. However, the difference from the past was that the inspection fee was paid by local Government while the Company needn’t pay.
From January 2016, in Shandong Province and even north China, Weihai City firstly started the reform for governmental payment of Customs inspection fee on import/export containerized cargos free of any problems.
Reportedly, this reform covers containerized cargos imported/exported by sea and into/from special control areas, involving all qualified venues of customs inspection in Weihai. On the first day of the action, the Customs House inspected 20 containers of cargos without problems, involving 18 importers and exporters, and Weihai Government paid off corresponding inspection fee of CNY6,720 in total.
“We generally have imports and exports every day, totally more than 40,000 consignments one year; therefore, through this reform, we can save 50,000-60,000 yuan in inspection fee one year," said ZHAO Guodong, Deputy General Manager of Samsung Electronics (Shandong) Digital Printer Co., Ltd.
PAN Yanjie, Section Chief of Inspection Section 1 of Weihai Customs House, indicated that governmental payment for inspection service will more facilitate trade clearance at Weihai port and enhance the port service capacity, thus significant for Weihai-foreign trade development and for construction of local Economic Cooperation Zone within China-South Korea Free Trade Area.
The first consignment of goods released by Customs officers since the reform of inspection fee
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