Customs mobilizes to ensure rapid customs clearance of imports

Imported supplies such as vegetables, fruits, milk, milk powder and beef were quickly cleared and transferred during the current COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, according to Shanghai Customs.

A shipment of pumpkins from New Zealand, weighing 25.6 tonnes, passed through customs at the port area of ​​Waigaoqiao smoothly after a quarantine inspection on March 29.

In addition, the total amount of imported fruits and vegetables supervised and cleared by customs officers at Waigaoqiao Port reached 151,000 tons in March.

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Shanghai customs check pumpkins imported from New Zealand.

Customs mobilizes to ensure rapid customs clearance of imports

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Customs officers check information on imported beef.

Customs issued a series of special measures to support the city’s battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, including prioritizing customs clearance for live supplies imported since the start of the first phase of the lockdown in Pudong.

Two batches of New Zealand beef weighing 8.7 tonnes passed on-site customs inspection via Yangshan Port on March 29 and were transported to major supermarkets in the afternoon.

Pudong Airport Customs has guaranteed the clearance of 21 kinds of imported materials since March 28, including durian fruits from Thailand and apples from New Zealand.

In addition to necessities, the city’s customs is also focusing on supporting businesses in the city that have import and export business, such as allowing businesses to postpone customs formalities and set up online customs services throughout the process.

In addition, the city’s customs services operate normally during the confinement period, to ensure the city’s import and export needs.

A total of 60,000 batches of import and export goods, 153,000 batches of inbound and outbound express mail, and 614,000 batches of cross-border e-commerce products have passed customs inspection and control in the new area of Pudong.

Customs mobilizes to ensure rapid customs clearance of imports

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A customs officer unloads a truck with cleared import goods late at night.

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