The General Administration of Customs in late July 2017 announced the implementation of a national plan for customs clearance integration-regime reform.
The customs clearance integration regime expands a pilot program (originally launched in Shanghai and then expanded for a number of ports), and is scheduled for a nationwide rollout, effective from 1 July 2017.
Under the plan, three national customs risk prevention and control centres are to be established in Shanghai, Huangpu, and Qingdao, to provide high-level oversight and management for customs risk prevention and control activities that are to be carried out at customs clearance points across China. The goal will include the safe entry of goods imported by air, land and sea (except for small craft commuting between Hong Kong and Macau).
These centres also will be responsible for setting “safe entry” parameters for paperless clearance for import and export licenses, certificates of origin, other certifications, as well as setting tax collection and administration standards.
Three tax collection and administration centres are to be established in Beijing/Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, and these will verify the accuracy of tax filings for goods imported through all Chinese ports. They will examine in particular use of appropriate tariff classifications, valuations, and country of origin declarations.
Read an August 2017 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in China
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