"Paper gold" helps enterprises brave the "the Belt and Road"
release date: Source: General Administration of Customs
"with the certificate of origin issued by Rizhao customs, the steel we send to Indonesia, Vietnam and other places can enjoy 140million tariff concessions under the free trade agreement, driving the company's export growth of 6.4% in 2019." Talking about the company's export performance in 2019, Yuan Wenhao, assistant deputy general manager of the sales business department of Nippon Steel Group, said that in the increasingly complex environment of international trade, it is not easy to achieve such a result. What makes yuan Wenhao more satisfied is the tariff preference of the free trade agreement. A thin certificate is equivalent to a heavy "paper gold"
NISCO group is one of the top ten private steel enterprises in China, with an annual steel output of nearly 15million tons. With the further promotion of the "the Belt and Road" initiative, the company actively seizes opportunities such as the construction of the China ASEAN Free Trade Area and vigorously explores emerging markets. Thanks to the China ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, the company exports steel products from ASEAN countries that implement the relevant requirements of the State Council on strengthening the prevention and control of air pollution in autumn and winter in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and surrounding areas. With the certificate of origin, the company can enjoy zero tariff at the time of import customs clearance in the above countries. "You know, without these certificates, the import tariff rate of these steels is between 1% and 10% Yuan Wenhao said frankly that it is not too much to say that certificates are taxes and money
as the "the Belt and Road" market has gradually become a new highlight of foreign trade development, and the service of the "the Belt and Road" initiative is superimposed with the implementation of the free trade zone strategy, Qingdao Customs has embarked on a road to enhance enterprises' ability to bravely explore the "the Belt and Road" market by relying on the implementation of rules of origin and visa management functions according to the characteristics of the customs region
since the certificate of origin is "paper gold", it means tariff reduction. How to let enterprises know this policy and make use of it, so as to reduce trade costs, expand the international market and expand the scale of trade with "the Belt and Road" countries and regions, is the focus of customs work
in order to enable qualified enterprises to enjoy preferential policies, Qingdao Customs has improved the pertinence of publicity. Since 2019, the customs and local business departments have jointly held 25 lectures and trained more than 3300 people. Taking the promotion of free trade policies as the starting point, they have guided the "the Belt and Road" key projects such as the Haier ruba Economic Zone in Pakistan and the Sino funded medium range Philippine scenery integration to use the tariff preferences of the free trade agreement to save overseas investment costs and drive the expansion of exports of domestic equipment and spare parts
in order to make it more convenient for enterprises to use the certificate of origin for customs clearance, Qingdao Customs has continuously optimized its services, strengthened international cooperation and connectivity between customs, and solved the problem of "smooth but not smooth" logistics and trade for enterprises. China took effect in August 2019. The common fault protection of the liquid crystal pendulum impact tester of the China ASEAN Free Trade Association will be upgraded. Some member countries have differences in implementation methods and transitional period settings. A batch of excavators exported by Shantui import and Export Co., Ltd. to Cambodia cannot enjoy customs clearance for this reason. After understanding the situation, Qingdao Customs launched a three-level response mechanism to coordinate and solve the problem of enterprise license, The enterprises have successfully cleared customs and enjoyed more than 30000 tariff concessions from Cambodia
statistics show that in 2019, Qingdao Customs issued preferential certificates of origin for 291000 batches of goods exported along the "the Belt and Road", with a value of US $12.39 billion, an increase of 19.3% and 9.4% respectively year-on-year. Enterprises can enjoy foreign tariff preferences of about US $370million
origin is not only one of the three elements for customs to determine tariff rates, but also an important basis for countries to implement non-tariff measures such as animal and plant quarantine
Shandong Ruyi group, located in Jining, once fell into a dilemma because it was unable to issue a certificate of origin for the re export and distribution of bonded cotton. Enterprises purchase cotton from the United States, West Africa and Brazil, store it in Qingdao bonded warehouse, and then distribute it to Southeast Asia and other regions. Cotton is not processed in China and cannot apply for China's certificate of origin; The certificate of origin when importing cotton shows that the importing country is China, which is subject to tightening or impact, and cannot meet the quarantine needs of Southeast Asian countries
in view of the new mode of enterprise trade, Qingdao customs actively copied the source certification system of transit goods in Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone, and successfully cleared the trade obstruction by issuing a "transit certificate" for enterprises to prove the initial origin of international transit goods. In 2019 alone, Qingdao Customs issued transit certificates for a total of 169 batches of goods re exported to countries and regions along the "the Belt and Road", with a total of more than 600 million goods