Sanya to set up integrated cross-border e-commerce pilot zone
On April 27th, 2020, China’s State Council announced that it had approved the establishment of 46 integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce.
The 46 cities and regions are as follows: Xiong’an New Area, Datong, Manzhouli, Yingkou, Panjin, Jilin, Heihe, Changzhou, Lianyungang, Huai’an, Yancheng, Suqian, Huzhou, Jiaxing, Quzhou, Taizhou, Lishui, Anqing, Zhangzhou, Putian, Longyan, Jiujiang, Dongying, Weifang, Linyi, Nanyang, Yichang, Xiangtan, Chenzhou, Meizhou, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhanjiang, Maoming, Zhaoqing, Chongzuo, Sanya, Deyang, Mianyang, Zunyi, The Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yan’an, Tianshui, Xining, and Urumqi.
According to the approval document, the new pilot zones in their implementation will replicate and promote successful practices adopted by the existing four groups of e-commerce zones, promoting industrial transformation, brand building, and promotion of international trade liberalization and convenience.
Firms in these zones will enjoy exemption of value-added and consumption taxes on retail exports.
Integrated pilot zones with proper conditions will be listed as part of the pilot program for retail imports for cross-border e-commerce. Companies will receive support for jointly building and sharing overseas warehouses.
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