AQSIQ to loosen restrictions on Hainan’s yacht industry
The Administrative Measures for Hainan's Yacht Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine have been released and will be put into practice on 1st August, 2013, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China(AQSIQ).
The new regulations loosen a number of inspection and quarantine requirements for yachts, foreign vessels and crewmembers entering the marine areas of Hainan, with the aim of boosting the yacht industry in the province.
The new regulation also simplifies the procedures for vessel border visa applications, whether by email, letter, fax or telegraph.
Hainan, the largest marine province in China with a coastline stretching 1882 kilometers, is considered the most ideal area for developing the yacht and cruise industry for its 84 natural harbors. In 2009, Hainan launched the construction of the Hainan International Tourism Island, with the aim of building the island into a world-class tourism destination.