Ningbo Cross-Border E-Commerce Achievements in 2017


According to Ningbo Customs statistics, in 2017, Ningbo Customs District cleared cross-border e-commerce import declarations totaling 45,929,600 forms, with sales amounts totaling 8.011 billion Yuan, respectively up 60.48% and 48.85% year-on-year; through cross-border e-commerce, more than 10 million consumers bought commodities from Japan, Germany, Australia and South Korea, the best-selling commodities including infant formula powder, paper diapers, and cosmetics.

In recent years, cross-border e-commerce has been fast-growing in Ningbo, especially on promotion seasons. For example, on November 11, 2017, the retail imports by cross-border e-commerce reached 6.01 million consignments, value totaling 970 million Yuan, respectively up 8.6 times and 7.8 times year-on-year, both the quantity and the value ranking first among all the Customs Districts.

According to Ningbo Customs officers, this Customs utilized info technologies to master cross-border e-commerce commodities data in advance, thus making the clearance more efficient, and also provided around-the-clock control and services to ensure the consumers can get their commodities as soon as possible.

Ningbo Customs has implemented innovative control modes such as “centralized inspection, decentralized warehousing and release at multiple sites”, achieving both traceability of commodities and higher efficiency of operation. In 2017, this Customs enabled its monitoring center and audio-video inspection terminals for intensive comprehensive management; meanwhile, it used X-ray machines in combination with inspection terminals to achieve image comparison on the same screen with audio-video transmission. “This non-intrusive inspection speeds up the release of normal parcels and minimizes repacking cost, thus facilitating clearance process,” said an officer with Ningbo FTZ Customs House.

At present, a modernized cross-border logistics base is taking shape in Ningbo, with cross-border e-commerce pilot enterprises totaling nearly 700 firms, including not only e-commerce giants such as Amazon, COSTCO, Tmall Global, JD Worldwide, NetEase Kaola and Mia but also logistics giants such as Cainiao, Kerry Logistics, Best Logistics, SF Express, and HNA USOLV.

Source: ETCN