The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) announced today (June 5) that it is making onging progress in promoting the Single E-lock Scheme for use by the trade. A consignment of goods was taken to the clearance point newly established in Zhongshan for the first time today. The consignment arrived in Hong Kong by air, and was transhipped to Zhongshan by truck via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB). The entire operation was smooth.
"Since mid-May 2019, the number of clearance points in Guangdong Province has been increased to 52, including 43 which cover all nine Mainland municipalities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The expanded network of clearance points will not only bring additional convenience for the trade and allow more flexibility for business development, but will also enable the Scheme to better accommodate the operation of the logistics industry in routing cargo through the HZMB. The C&ED has been promoting the Scheme proactively and will continue to encourage the logistics industry to join the Scheme and make good use of the facilitation provided under the Scheme in tapping the business opportunities arising from the development of the GBA and the commissioning of the HZMB," a spokesman for the C&ED said.
For more details about the Scheme and the network of clearance points, please refer to the following webpage on the C&ED's website: www.customs.gov.hk/en/trade_facilitation/sels/index.html.
Ends/Wednesday, June 5, 2019