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Dalian Free Trade Zone Initiates a New Supervision Model for Processing Imported Commodities in the Commission
2020-05-13

On May 12, Dalian Free Trade Zone held Press Conference, and the new supervision mode of "qualification assurance + verification + quality traceability" for the processing of imported goods within the commission was officially launched. This mode is the first of its kind in the country. It solves the supervision problems encountered by Dalian Haier Refrigerator Co., Ltd. and other enterprises in the process of the processing business within the commission, and provides policy support for the full promotion of the resumption of work and production and innovative development of enterprises.

 

In 2017, Dalian Free Trade Zone launched a new mode of processing supervision within the commission to support enterprises in the special customs supervision area to make overall use of the international and domestic markets. This move enables export processing enterprises such as Dalian Haier Refrigerator Co., Ltd., which used to only face foreign markets in one direction, to finally face both domestic and foreign markets on two legs. Benefiting from this policy, Dalian Haier Refrigerator Co., Ltd. turned losses into profits in that year and realized sales for 3 consecutive years, doubling profits. However, with the passage of time, some regulatory difficulties were encountered in the process of carrying out the in-committee processing business: according to the current regulatory mode, the in-committee processing products of the enterprise need to be sampled and tested out of the area, and the products can only be sold out of the area after passing the testing experiment. There are two problems in this mode. First is the high cost of sampling and testing. As the demand for enterprises to make use of the domestic market becomes more and more urgent, the development trend of internal processing is getting better and better, and the number of batches of enterprise products entering and leaving the area is greatly increasing. At the same time, the enterprise products are upgraded, the value of single products is greatly increased, and the sampling and testing cost is also getting higher and higher. Second, it takes a long time to send samples for testing. At present, the number of laboratories with relevant testing qualifications is small and the distance is long. Under normal circumstances, the detection takes about 10 days and the detection period is relatively long. Especially affected by the epidemic situation, e-commerce orders have increased significantly, and once overdue, they may suffer refunds, claims and even complaints.

 

In order to thoroughly implement the State Council's important plan to relieve difficulties for processing trade enterprises, to help enterprises cope with the impact of weak external demand caused by the global epidemic and effectively support foreign trade enterprises to expand the domestic market, Dalian Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee, in conjunction with Jinpu Customs, and relying on preferential policies in special regulatory areas and comprehensive protection zones, has initiated a new regulatory model of "qualification assurance + verification + quality traceability" for processing imported goods within the Commission.

 

The new supervision mode shifts the focus of management from customs sampling inspection to enterprise commitment. The first is qualification assurance. On the basis of accepting the supervision and management of ISO quality system framework, enterprises adopt "qualification assurance" evaluation for their processed products. Product quality conformity declaration and inspection report provided by enterprises approved by the customs. In the future customs inspection, customs personnel will examine the documents and require enterprises to provide corresponding type test reports. The materials will be released directly without sampling inspection. The second is verification. When the product is pulled out of the area for inspection, the customs personnel will verify the validity of the mandatory certification of the product as required and check the 3C certificate and logo. The third is quality traceability. The customs and the enterprise share the product sequence information database. Once the product has quality problems, the enterprise needs to start the recall procedure according to the risk level. The customs will urge the enterprise to make rectification and close the unqualified products. At the same time, the customs will carry out two consecutive batches of sampling inspection on the product units produced afterwards. After two consecutive batches of sampling inspection pass, the conformity assessment method of "conformity guarantee + verification" will be restored. If the quality problem is detected again, the sampling inspection method will be resumed.

 

The new supervision mode has played an obvious role in reducing costs, improving customs clearance efficiency and releasing production capacity for enterprises. Take Dalian Haier Refrigerator Co., Ltd. as an example, this can save the company about 1 million yuan in sample cost every year. The second is to directly improve the efficiency of customs clearance. Products can be inspected on demand and go on demand. Enterprises can reduce the waiting time for customs clearance by 480 hours per year, providing effective guarantee for enterprises to deliver goods in time and seize the market. Third, it will effectively release production capacity and increase jobs. The full release of production capacity will bring about a substantial increase in jobs. It is estimated that Dalian Haier Refrigerator Co., Ltd. and its four downstream supporting enterprises alone can create more than 500 jobs.