According to the statistics, by 31 May, Shanghai Customs District has released 2,151
shipments of Expo-related materials from over 170 countries and regions as well
as the international organizations. The value of goods released had exceeded USD
1 billion. For last month (which is the first month of the operation of the Expo
Park), Shanghai Customs District has exercised control over 546 shipments of goods
with a value of nearly USD 200 million, accounting for about 25% and 20% respectively
of the total amount and value of the Expo-related goods Shanghai Customs District
has released by far.
Sizable amount of Expo-related goods still can be seen entering the Expo Park after
the opening on 1 May, including some national treasures and valuable exhibits like
the precious stones. In order not to affect the normal operating hours of the Park,
Customs officers managed to exercise control over the materials at midnights. For
those articles which can not stand repeated unpacking, Customs officers provided
door-to-door services and inspected them at the pavilion.
The wonderful shows staged every day in the park require the speedy clearance of
the show-related materials which are imported temporarily. Knowing that the shows
are large in quantity, short in time-span and high in import and export frequency,
Customs officers provided convenient services on the provision of the security by
the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. Shanghai Customs District tries
to give the greatest support and helps make the shows successful.
Shanghai Customs District outlined a clearance program especially for the overseas
journalists who have registered with the Expo organizer. High-quality services have
been provided to ensure an efficient clearance for the equipment brought by the
The Expo Park sees increasing passenger flows after its opening. According to the