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E-CIQ system speeds up clearance in Guangdong ports


A number of wood furniture passed through the customs after inspection and test from the Nansha Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on Sept 8. The entire process only took 20 minutes.

Nansha port has fully implemented the Electronic China Inspection and Quarantine system (e-CIQ) to automatically issue the customs clearance of goods, bringing convenience to nearly 90 percent of the entry and exit of goods.

Nansha Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has issued a total of 4,092 customs clearances through e-CIQ since it started trial implementation in August, saving both costs and time for more than 100 enterprises and increasing the efficiency of the clearance.

Guangdong has been exploring "Internet+ inspection and quarantine" since the e-CIQ system came online for Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in October last year. Enterprises have the ability to check the required documents to be submitted, complete declaration online and check the process of real-time inspection and quarantine. After receiving the customs clearance receipt, they can then do the follow-up steps including sending out goods and shipping.

The e-CIQ system can identify and analyze declaration information according to enterprises' credit level, product risks and other quality and safety elements. The system doesn't need manual intervention and can save half of the time for the inspection and quarantine work.

So far, the e-CIQ system has been used in Guangzhou, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Zhanjiang, Qingyuan and Shanwei, and is expected to soon be rolled out to ports across Guangdong province.