Yiwu Customs Opens Green Channel
To better contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, companies are mostly adopting the “work from home” mode. In addition to the on-site office, Yiwu Customs has also arranged personnel on duty who work from home since January 26 to meet urgent needs. Special personnel are arranged to track and matchmake the epidemic prevention materials that are in shortage, and the green channel is opened to increase the efficiency of customs declaration. The work of pre-docking and order receiving of these goods were all done online, which has eased people’s burdens.
Up to now, Yiwu Customs has completed the import clearance of three batches of cross-border e-commerce epidemic prevention materials. Two batches together contained 245,800 masks that were delivered to Yiwu.
“After the outbreak, the domestic market was short of protective supplies. Our company purchased emergency supplies such as masks and disinfectants through overseas companies in Japan and South Korea. We imported 100,000 masks overseas in the first batch, of which 30,000 will be donated to volunteers in the front line of Yiwu’s epidemic prevention.” (By Wu Fengyu, translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)