In recent years, private enterprises of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province have been actively supporting the Belt and Road Initiative, showing enhanced internal forces of development and stronger vitality and resilience in foreign trade.
Kunming Customs has given full play to its role as a regulator and service provider, further optimizing the business environment of private enterprises. From January to July 2021, the foreign trade imports and exports of private enterprises in Yunnan Province increased by 96.7 percent year-on-year and reached 95.19 billion yuan, accounting for 54.6 percent of the province’s total during the same period and making the private sector the largest foreign trade player in the province.
Kunming Customs encourages enterprises to obtain Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification and facilitates outstanding enterprises to obtain senior AEO certifications. Moreover, the customs has strictly implemented various measures for enterprises with different credit ratings. It shows “zero tolerance” for illegal and dishonest conduct, empowering honest, law-abiding enterprises with a stronger sense of gain. To date, a total of 10 enterprises in Yunnan Province have obtained senior AEO certifications.
On July 28, two batches of mangoes from Huaping County, Lijiang City, which weighed 33.7 tons and valued 464,300 yuan, passed the inspection of Lijiang Customs under Kunming Customs. The mangoes were exported to Russia via Manchurian Port through China-Europe freight train.