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China halves customs clearance time ahead of schedule

China halves customs clearance time ahead of schedule

By Xinhua Jan 13 2020 / china.org.cn China’s customs clearance time shortened dramatically in 2019, meeting a target set by the State Council two years ahead of schedule, the General Administration of Customs said Monday. The country’s import clearance time was reduced to 36.7 hours in December last year, plunging 62.3 percent from 2017. Export clearance time was slashed to 2.6 hours, plummeting 78.6 percent from 2017. Besides, China’s...

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Pak-China customs authorities agree to boost cooperation

Pak-China customs authorities agree to boost cooperation

Dec 12 2019 / Daily Times A Chinese Customs delegation visited the FBR and held detailed meetings with Pakistan Customs on December 10-11 to further cooperation between the Customs Authorities of the two governments. General Customs Administration of China and Pakistan Customs under the FBR are actively involved in cooperation, information exchange, and enforcement coordination. In pursuance of the shared objectives, delegates from both the Customs Administrations held several...

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Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

Fake Burberry sold with falsified customs papers: police

By Chen Huizhi Dec 12 2019 / SHINE Thirty-one suspects have been apprehended for allegedly producing and selling fake products under the British brand name Burberry, Shanghai police said on Thursday. Suspects from a company based in Jiangsu Province allegedly provided the fake products to an online shopping website, which police declined to name, with falsified customs papers. While the website requires customs declaration forms from its suppliers of...

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China’s exports fall again in November as trade war continues to bite

China’s exports fall again in November as trade war continues to bite

By Finbarr Bermingham Dec 8 2019 / South China Morning Post Shipments down 1.1 per cent in month, but imports grow for first time since April Figures come just a week before US is set to impose fresh tariffs on imports of Chinese goods China’s exports in November fell 1.1 per cent from a year earlier, marking a fourth successive monthly decline as the pain of the trade war...

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China says no 'time limit' on trade deal

China says no ‘time limit’ on trade deal

Dec 4 2019/ CNA BEIJING: China echoed comments from President Donald Trump Wednesday (Dec 4), saying there was no deadline for signing a US-China trade deal, as tensions spiked between the two countries over human rights issues. On Tuesday, Trump warned that efforts to resolve the spat between the world’s top two economies could continue until after next November’s US election, triggering a selloff in global markets. When asked...

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Kenya forcing importers to use costly new Chinese railway, businessmen say

Kenya forcing importers to use costly new Chinese railway, businessmen say

By Duncan Miriri Dec 3 2019 / Reuters MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya’s new Chinese-built railway should have been a boon for business. The $3.3 billion line sliced hours off the journey from the port city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi. But some importers said their transport costs shot up by nearly 50% when they used the rail due to extra fees, more time spent clearing goods at...

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41 detained for smuggling meat in south China

By Mo Hong’e Dec 3 2019 / ECNS. cn The Zhanjiang Customs in southern China’s Guangdong Province said on Tuesday that they have detained 41 suspects for smuggling frozen meat worth 24 million yuan (3.4 million U.S. dollars). Zhanjiang Customs found that three gangs have been collaborating to smuggle frozen goods to China with unregistered ships since October. A joint operation was launched by Zhanjiang Customs, Jiangmen Customs and...

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Resilience360 Research Reveals 66% of Global Manufacturing Customers Have Been Impacted by the U.S.-China Trade War

Resilience360 Research Reveals 66% of Global Manufacturing Customers Have Been Impacted by the U.S.-China Trade War

By Will Haraway Dec 3 2019 / Resilience360 TROISDORF, Germany, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resilience360 has released the results of a customer survey launched to assess the impact of the U.S.-China trade war for companies with global manufacturing networks. Among other findings, the results revealed that two-thirds (66%) of the nearly 300 customer respondents have been impacted by the business disruptions and significant operational challenges presented to...

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We Visited the Infamous Laos-China Border Town of Boten

By Mattew Bossons Nov 27 2019 / That’s When we arrive at the border post in Mohan, on the Chinese side of the China-Laos border, it is well after dark. The hustle and bustle of daily foot and vehicle traffic has slowed, and only a handful of women linger around outside the customs checkpoint, hawking SIM cards and offering currency exchange services. And while the buzz of cross-border commerce...

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German customs authorities accuse IBC Solar of smuggling Chinese PV modules

By Petra Hannen and Sandra Enkhardt Nov 22 2019 / PV Magazine Investigators have accused the Bad Staffelstein-based business of having purchased incorrectly-declared modules from China and evading around €23 million in import duties. The company’s head office and the private apartments of board members have been searched. Although the minimum import price applied by the EU to Chinese solar modules imported by European businesses ended 14 months ago,...

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