From the field to the port!Visit the whole customs clearance chain of materials supplied to Hong Kong

2022-06-10 0 By

Early in the morning, the vegetable base in Shuanglu Dong, Lengkeng Town, Huaiji County, Zhaoqing, is busy. It can supply more than 20 tons of Hong Kong vegetables every day.Workers pick fresh cabbage, Chinese kale, eggplant and so on, carefully sorted and then sent to cold storage for pretreatment.They went to the field together with zhaoqing customs officers, who came to see the growth of vegetables, check whether there is rot, live pests or insect erosion, to ensure the quality and safety of vegetables supplied to Hong Kong.Recently, the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong has aroused concern, which has affected the cross-border transport of supplies to some extent.In order to serve and ensure the safe and stable supply of daily goods for Hong Kong residents, Guangdong has made concerted efforts to ensure strict quarantine and efficient transportation from “fields” to “ports”, and orderly operation of the whole chain of supplies for people’s livelihood in Hong Kong, protecting the “vegetable basket” of supplies to Hong Kong.Increasing supply and Stabilizing Prices In order to ensure the daily supply of fresh food and daily necessities for The Hong Kong people, Guangdong retail enterprises, such as China Resources Vanguard SELECT and Qian Dama, which have dozens of stores in Hong Kong, are strengthening their purchasing power, increasing orders and organizing supplies, and giving priority to fresh food for The Hong Kong people.The Hong Kong division of China Resources Group is a food and meat supplier to Hong Kong.During the pandemic, to ensure adequate supplies, China Resources Wufeng closely followed the import and transportation situation and deployed contingency measures in real time to ensure sufficient supplies to meet the needs of Hong Kong citizens.Qian Dama, a Guangdong-based fresh food retailer, has 50 stores in Hong Kong.On February 14, Qian donated 2.7 tons of fresh vegetables, including 72 varieties including baby cabbage, Chinese cabbage heart, Chinese kale and carrots, to qi Xifu, a charity in Hong Kong, to help fight the epidemic in Hong Kong.At the same time, retail enterprises and food supply enterprises to Hong Kong strictly follow the provisions of epidemic prevention and control, to ensure food safety.For example, China Resources Wufeng plant is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected every day;For imported goods, warehouse management, processing and production control, distribution and distribution and other key links, strengthen control and contingency measures, strictly prevent external infection risks.Guangdong has long been the largest supplier of mainland food, including fresh agricultural products, to Hong Kong.Data from the Department of Commerce of Guangdong province show that since the outbreak of the new epidemic in Hong Kong (From January 31 to February 15), Guangdong enterprises have exported 16,274 live pigs to Hong Kong, accounting for 44.5% of mainland exports and up 6.93% compared with the same period of last Year’s Spring Festival.The average price is HK $1590 / sima Dan, which is 50.48% lower than the same period of last year’s Spring Festival. Compared with before this year’s Spring Festival, the price is basically stable, and there is no significant price fluctuation or shortage of supply.Quality control, grab “fresh” to port small vegetable basket is related to the people’s livelihood.The customs inspection and quarantine platform provides strong support for ensuring the quality and safety of vegetables supplied to Hong Kong.Take Zhaoqing as an example. Under the cooperation of customs and local government, two important agricultural product inspection platforms have been put into regular operation in Zhaoqing, namely zhaoqing (Huaiji) Green Agricultural product Testing Center in The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Zhaoqing Distribution Center of “vegetable basket” products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.”At present, these quality inspection service platforms are interconnected with customs clearance service platforms, which not only guarantee the quality of vegetables supplied to Hong Kong, but also facilitate customs clearance.”Zhaoqing Customs comprehensive technology center director Feijia said.Recently, in order to further ensure the supply of daily necessities for Hong Kong citizens, guangzhou, Qingyuan, Heyuan, Yunfu, Zhaoqing and other areas under the jurisdiction of Guangzhou Customs have continuously exported high-quality and safe food to Hong Kong.Since January, a total of 8,923 tons of frozen meat, 1,276.5 tons of dairy products, 316.3 tons of vegetables and 42,465 head of live pigs have been supplied to Hong Kong through inspection and quarantine.In addition to strict safety clearance, but also to ensure that the supply of agricultural products, food grab “fresh” port.Guangdong Tiannong Food Co., LTD., based in Qingyuan, exports about 4,300 chilled chickens to Hong Kong every day. It only takes about six hours from qingyuan to Hong Kong.”Recently, the shipment of chilled chickens to Hong Kong is quite tight. The customs immediately arranged quarantine and carefully checked the sanitary and safety conditions in our slaughtering process to ensure that we delivered the chickens on time and with good quality.”Tiannong food operations director Hu Xiannian said.To strengthen prevention and control, the whole process is closed loop in Shenzhen Bao ‘an Cross-border driver transfer Station. Before cross-border trucks enter the transfer station, the staff scan and verify the matching relationship between “Yuekang code”, cross-border drivers and cross-border trucks with the staff at the “three-point-first-line” site. After completing the check, cross-border drivers can enter the parking lot of the station.Cross-border truck drivers who have been approved to be included in the management of exempt persons from entry are subject to “three-point, one-line” whole-process closed-loop management, and are required to drive, work and rest at designated ports, operation points, accommodation points and other “three-point, one-line” places.Cross-boundary lorry drivers are an important link between Hong Kong and the mainland.”In order to properly respond to the recent changes of COVID-19 in Both Guangdong and Hong Kong and to improve the health management of cross-border lorry drivers in Guangdong and Hong Kong, the prevention and control measures for cross-border lorry drivers in Guangdong and Hong Kong will be further strengthened in the near future through communication and consultation between Guangdong and Hong Kong.”He Qun, deputy director of Shenzhen estuary Office, said.Among them, starting from midnight on February 7, cross-boundary truck drivers will be required to take nucleic acid samples at the time of entry with negative nucleic acid test certificates within 24 hours.Cross boundary goods vehicle drivers must make an appointment to declare using the Cross Boundary Security System before entering China.Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary lorry drivers will be prohibited from entering communities and public places after they enter Hong Kong.According to the preliminary statistics of Shenzhen Customs, from January 1 to February 7 this year, the average vehicle supply of fresh materials from Shenzhen customs clearance to Hong Kong is about 300 cars per day, roughly the same as the same period last year.Among them, 90% of the fresh vegetables supplied to Hong Kong citizens come from the mainland and are produced by more than 600 registered planting bases and more than 100 enterprises across the country. They are exported and supplied to Hong Kong through Man Kam to Port.The supply of live pigs to Hong Kong is about 2,600 per day. Six enterprises qualified for supply to Hong Kong transport live pigs from many places to the Live stock transfer warehouse in Shenzhen, and then transport them to Hong Kong by Hong Kong cross-border transport vehicles through Man Kam to Port, about 60 times a day.At present, Guangdong Customs is taking various measures to ensure the convenience of cross-border goods clearance.For example, Guangzhou Customs will strengthen to ensure the safety, stability and smooth supply of fresh food supplied to Hong Kong, and make full use of “advance declaration” and “direct loading upon arrival” and other convenient measures to open up a “green channel” for fresh goods at the port according to laws and regulations, to create a fast channel for supplies for people’s livelihood in Hong Kong, and achieve “zero waiting” and “zero delay” in port clearance.Source: South + client editor: Lin Language