Shanxi handles first cross-border e-commerce retail export business
Wusu customs which is affiliated to Taiyuan Customs, the provincial customs department of North China's Shanxi province, recently completed customs clearance for 136 express parcels exported to 10 countries.
The parcels contained glassware, carpets, toys and daily necessities. The express packages from Wusu were the first retail export business under the 9610 model of cross-border e-commerce in Shanxi.
Wang Chunxia, director of the inspection section of Wusu customs, stated that 9610 is the customs supervision code for general cross-border e-commerce retail export business. The customs clearance model is suitable for business-to-consumer exports.
The process works like this: After an overseas individual makes a cross-border online purchase, the e-commerce company or its agent submits the declaration list and procedures to the customs department, and customs officials use the method of "list approval and summary declaration" to handle customs clearance procedures.
"Compared with traditional trade methods, the model has short links, low costs and fewer restrictions, and it has become the mainstream export model for cross-border e-commerce companies," Wang said.
The first retail export business under the 9610 model also marked the official opening of dual import and export channels at the China (Taiyuan) Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone.
Zhang Zhijian, head of Wusu customs, said that the customs department would further strengthen supervision, optimize services, seize Internet Plus development opportunities and help China (Taiyuan) Cross-Border E-Commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone to achieve better and faster global trade and commerce services.