"Declaration in advance" substantially shortens customs clearance time for China-Europe freight trains: Changsha Customs

Source: Department of Regional Openness / Updated: 2021-08-31

Since February 2021, the Changsha Customs in Central China’s Hunan Province has taken the lead in launching the reform of “declaration in advance” for outbound China-Europe freight trains in the country to help companies reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The customs clearance time of outbound China-Europe freight trains was shortened from 5.22 hours in January to 0.41 hour in June, lower than the average time to clear exports through customs in China.