In the Tianjin Aviation Logistics Area on the west side of Tianjin Binhai International Airport, a shipping service center with a total area of approximately 15,000 square meters has just been used for 4 months. Here, the Customs has implemented a series of one-stop handling of import, export, inspection, transit, cross-border e-commerce and other customs clearance services. At present, the 24-hour customs clearance rate for air transport imports exceeds 95% and the export clearance rate exceeds 99.5%. Under normal circumstances, fresh goods, constant temperature goods, etc. can pass within seconds due to customs declaration in advance, and can be released directly after arrival.
The one-stop customs clearance service operates well.
As of now, the one-stop customs clearance service for the aviation service center of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Aviation Logistics Zone is in good operation. The total area of the Shipping Service Center (hereinafter referred to as the Center) is approximately 15,000 square meters, including reporting halls, office areas, computer rooms, and documentary archives. It has settled in customs import, export, express mail, and customs clearance involving customs clearance services for air ports. The departments of logistics, supervision, inspection, and cargo management have achieved one-stop customs clearance service for air ports. The Center was put into operation in early 2018. As of the end of April, the value of goods imported and exported was 6.17 billion U.S. dollars, up 9.4% year-on-year, of which imports were 3.11 billion U.S. dollars and exports were 3.06 billion U.S. dollars, up 4.9% and 14.4% year-on-year respectively; 17,000 tons of goods; express mail declarationamounts to 1,499,000 bills, with the value of 310 million yuan; 6805 bills for goods subject to inspection; category C express parcels amount to 2460, 1,461,711 single orders, and 639 cases of acceptance of goods for record. At present, the 24-hour customs clearance rates for imports and exports have reached 97.56% and 99.71% respectively, and shipments of fresh and constant temperature products have achieved release in seconds while port clearance service capabilities have been further improved. In the future, the AviationLogistics Zone will further deepen the intensive supervision, continue to promote the construction of the Three Mutual major customs clearance and theSingle Window, further optimize the airport service environment, and improve the port clearance efficiency.
One-stop Customs Clearance Service
“Originally, the port management departments were working at their respective regulatory sites. Together with the different locations of cargo terminals and companies, it was sometimes necessary to drive around three or four locations in the logistics area because of one-ticket document. It takes half an hour,” Miao Yuduan, business manager of Tianjin Zhongyuan Shipping Air Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd., told reporters, “Since the operation of the shipping service center at the end of last year, this situation is over. For example, the company has a single request. The exported goods were temporarily canceled. I walked directly from the office to the shipping service center because the relevant port management departments all concentrated their work in the hall and finished all procedures such as the deletion of orders within ten minutes."
If the integration of office locations has brought the physical distance between the regulatory authorities and enterprises to a point where companies have saved manpower and material resources, then great customs clearance construction and integrated customs clearance will create a chemical reaction in the operations of a qualitative change in the aviation logistics region."The Implementation Plan for the Construction of Tianjin's Northern International Shipping Core Area clearly points out that: 'Building a large customs clearance base for air ports' has built a highly coordinated, efficient, and convenient international first-class port. At present, we are accelerating the preparation for the establishment of a large-scale port clearance base." According to Yu Jun, deputy director of the Aviation Logistics Administration Bureau, “The planning area of the Grand Clearance Base is approximately 1 million square meters, and a planning and phased construction model is adopted. In the first phase, a cross-border e-commerce industrial park is to be established, and finally the Customs and other port management departments will be realized for centralized supervision and inspection ofgoods."