23 measures announced to promote Hainan’s foreign Trade
Haikou Customs announced 23 specific measures on July 4 to promote the stable growth of foreign trade of Hainan, including actively pushing forward the complete implementation of various preferential policies of construction of the International Tourism Destination, carrying forward the reform of clearance supervision for improving the level of foreign facilitation, giving play to the advantages of special supervision zone to promote the transition and upgrade of processing trade, optimize the environment of foreign trade, etc..
In terms of pushing forward the complete implementation of various preferential policies of construction of the International Tourism Destination, Haikou Customs will further improve the supervision mode of departure duty-free, departure drawback and supervision for inbound and outbound yachts, will strongly support the construction of Sanya Haitang Bay Duty-Free Shopping Mall to optimize the shopping and picking-up mode for tourists, will support the development of yacht and cruise industry in Hainan to promote the pilot water bonded warehouse, will support Hainan constructing a service base of 21st Century Silk Road on the Sea, will carry out the cooperation memorandum with Sansha Municipal Government, will promote the upgraded strategy of Hainan to completely integrate in China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, will assist Hainan Provincial Government to win over earlier approval of Policy of Eastern Free Market & Trade for Frontier People, will support the Pilot Area of the International Tourism Destination to apply for National Innovation Zone of Modern Service Industry and to promote the construction and development of Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Area, will specify the operation service and charge during export and import, will implement the export drawback policy, etc..
In terms of improving the level of foreign facilitation, the scope of application of the mode of Territorial Declaration & Customs Clearance will be expanded to imported and exported goods for operating units (Class A) and declaration units (above Class B), and the scope of application of the mode of Territorial Customs Clearance & Port Examination will be expanded to production enterprises (Class B) without illegal records within one year. In addition reform of paper-free clearance operation will be comprehensively promoted and the paper-free customs clearance will cover more than 80% of total customs declaration bill of entry within the year. Examination for classifications and flow will be strictly implemented.
In terms of promoting the transition and upgrade of processing trade, a series of measures will be taken, for example actively pushing forward the operation and development of Yangpu Petroleum Product Bonded Oil Depot and Aviation Coal Bonded Warehouse of Sanya Phoenix International Airport, supporting bonded demonstration transaction for enterprises within special supervision areas (such as in Haikou Comprehensive Bonded Area) and will innovate the supervision and clearance mode in Yangpu Petrochemical Function Area.
And in terms of optimizing the environment of foreign trade, the measures will include promoting the streamlining administration and delegating power to the lower levels, pushing forward the cross-border E-commerce trade, supporting the Hainan Provincial Government to strive for pilot zone of cross-border business trade and canceling scale threshold for enterprises with high level of credit.
Meilan Airport and Phoenix Airport Receive SKYTRAX Star Certification
Hainan Airlines Group releases good news recently that its Haikou Meilan International Airport and Sanya Phoenix International Airport received the honor of SKYTRAX Five-Star Terminal and SKYTRAX Four-Star Airport respectively.
After being honored as the second SKYTRAX Four-Star Airport in China in 2011, Haikou Meilan International Airport comprehensively started relevant work to fight for five-star airport. As a part of the important work, the construction of five-start terminal for the airport has drawn great attention. The warm service of Meilan International Airport was highly accepted by all passengers through nearly 300 special rectifications and reforms in software and hardware, and received the honor of SKYTRAX Five-Star Terminal.
As the rapid development of Sanya, the passenger throughput of Sanya Phoenix International Airport increases to nearly 1,400,000 compared with that of more than 250,000 during early days of air traffic. Sanya Phoenix International Airport reformed 241 services within four years to provide convenience for passengers and to promote the waiting experience; therefore it was awarded the SKYTRAX Four-Star Airport in May, 2014, becoming the fourth one in China and the fifteenth one in the world receiving the honor.