Fujian province’s Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has announced that any company involved in the export business, with a B-level or higher credit rating, can have access to a paperless clearance system in the city of Fuzhou, as of May 1.
After the company completes an inspection process it can declare its goods with the local customs offices using e-clearance documents instead of paper. The entire process, from inspection to declaration, is handled via a network that can save at least two hours for every batch of goods over the old method.
The move is expected to benefit around 9,000 companies, which account for 99 percent of the total foreign trade handled by Fuzhou Customs. It can also help facilitate the tracking of clearance documents and save roughly 45 million yuan ($7.3 million) for companies.
Edited by Yang Jie, Lin Hong and Roger Bradshaw