Posted on September 12, 2012
The paperless Customs clearance had been launched by the twelve customhouses of China at the beginning of this August. All paper documents now have to be turned into electronic ones. There is no any paper document during the whole declaration process now. It has highly improved the Customs clearance efficiency and reduced the expenses.
According to the previous standard official process, In order to apply to the Customs on site, all the Business Enterprises have to print out the Customs declaration form, contract, invoice, packing list, bill of lading and supervision documents and so on. In this way, there are about 12 paper documents have to be attached with every single cargo in order to going through the Customs.
After this paperless declaration Implementation, for every declaration, Business Enterprise only needs to submit the electronic data at the Customs, they are also able to complete the whole process through the Internet, This can reduce the human costs and time costs significantly between Customs and Stock Warehouse. Meanwhile the data can be analyzed, which helps Customs Bureau in China enhance the risk analysis, supervise the key point and their performance.
The Customs Bureau had launched 12 experiment locations to test paperless declaration, it includes: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Gongbei and Huangpu. By 2015, the paperless declaration is expected to have been implemented nationwide.