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Import tax for luggage can be paid by scanning QR code with cell phones
source: Shenyang Evening News  2018-12-16 11:09

December 12, on the press conference held by Shenyang Municipal Government Information Office, relevant adjustments made by Shenyang Customs in accordance with the newly opened international flight routes in Shenyang recently were announced. Shenyang Customs will root for the opening of international flight routes in Shenyang.

At present, 19 international and regional flight routes have been opened at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. Two international flight routes, Shenyang--Fuzhou--Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and Shenyang--Yangzhou--Bangkok, were opened in October and November this year. Shenyang-- L.A. international flight will be opened on December 18. This flight route fills up the vacancy of direct international flight to the U.S. from NE China.

Optimized supervision and control: reduced 8 business processes to 5

The transfer of the original inspection and quarantine system was completed on April 16 this year. A new team made up by customs and inspection and quarantine carried out work in the name of customs from April 20.At present, the integration with the law enforcement officials working at the inspection passage of Shenyang airports is completed. The inspection and control of incoming and outgoing passengers and inward and outward luggage can be finished by one department with one inspection. The whole process has been optimized. The business process has been reduced from 8 to 5.A "three one-time" pattern has been formed, which allows one application, one inspection and one-time final clearance in passenger inspection and cargo clearance.

Shenyang Customs communicated with relevant commercial banks and companies positively, upgraded the POS equipments at the inspection passage at the airports, and promoted mobile payment for import tax of imported articles. At present, incoming and outgoing passengers can pay import tax for imported articles by scanning the QR code at the inspection passages at the airports. Self-service payment of the import tax greatly improved efficiency and saved time for the passengers.

Increased duty-free commodities:

Passengers can enjoy more real benefit when purchasing commodities

Approved by General Administration of Customs in 2015, China Duty Free Group Shenyang Duty Free Co.,Ltd. set up duty-free stores at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. Supported by Shenyang Customs, the operation area of the duty-free store has been expanded and the number of duty-free stores is increased. Brands of duty-free commodities have been enriched. Since the later half of the year, Shenyang Customs impelled China Duty Free Group Shenyang Duty Free Co.,Ltd. to carry out tax reimbursement business. In this way, quantity and variety of domestic products sold at the duty free stores greatly increased.

Assure national security:

Hunted down and seized foreign garbage and narcotics

Shenyang Customs carried out targeted health, quarantine, prevention and control measures to West Nile Fever, hepatitis A and flu occurred in relevant countries; Carried out special strike action named "Lv Lei" to strike illegal carrying or mailing seeds and seedlings from other countries. In this strike action, 11 kinds of harmful pests were found in the seeds and seedlings which were illegally brought in and mailed from other countries. Specimen of scarab and mole cricket and large koi which are prohibited to enter were intercepted and captured at Shenyang Customs passenger inspection passage. Citrus fruit fly which is a pest of quarantine significance was found in the imported fruits intercepted and captured by Shenyang Customs for the first time. Shenyang Customs assured public security and bio-safety of our country.

Up till November, tens of cases were uncovered at Shenyang airport entry and exit passenger inspection passage. Solid foreign garbage such as old cameras, old camera lens, old mobile phone screens, old electronic components of phones, gold products and drugs were discovered and seized. Pots for smokable methamphetamine and psychotropic drugs "Smurfs" were discovered and seized by Shenyang Customs for the first time. Endangered wildlife products such as antler of sika deer, first class national protected animal, Tridacna and red coral products were also discovered and seized.

Zheng Binbin, team leader of Shenyang Customs Animal & Plant Quarantine Department, said General Administration of Customs implements strick access control regulation. Admission list of fresh fruits, grains, aquatic animals, non-eatable animal products, fodder and fodder additives is published and updated regularly by General Administration of Customs. Enterprises who need to import goods can log in the official website of General Administration of Customs or call 12360 for more detailed information.

Reporter Yang Shuo

Editor: zfw05