According to Hefei Customs statistics, in 2020, Hefei-based China Railway Express (CRE), by overcoming the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, ran 568 international freight trains and transported 46,534 TEUs of goods, with cargo value of 12.14 billion yuan, respectively up 54.4%, 35.2% and 27.4% year-on-year; its key indicators such as cargo value, cargo weight, load factor and return-trip ratio were in the lead across China. By now, Hefei CRE has opened 33 international routes to a total of 10 countries and 35 nodal cities, connecting to domestic major railway ports of exit.
Notably, Hefei CRE launched a cooperation mode of “Hefei-Xinjiang-Europe+postal transport” in 2020. During the epidemic period, 14 pieces and 4 tons of international mails from Finland were transited via Hefei CRE to Shanghai under the customs control; meanwhile, Hefei CRE was integrated with bonded warehousing mode and cross-border e-commerce import/export, respectively.
In order to facilitate the CRE clearance, Hefei Customs collaborates with local railway administration in train/cargo inspection and release; by using international trade “Single Window”, optimizes information sharing, data exchange and operational workflow to improve clearance efficiency; provides measures such as self-choice of declaration place and manifest consolidation to facilitate the process, and conducts “advance declaration, clearance on arrival”, to fast clear CRE trains without delay.
General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
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