On January 1, 2022, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) came into effect, and the world's largest free trade area officially set sail.

On the 100th day of RCEP's implementation, reporters from Yangcheng Evening News went to various places in Guangdong to conduct interviews and found that since this year, many foreign trade enterprises in Guangdong have seized the opportunities of RCEP, adjusted their industrial layout, and actively developed markets. The relevant local departments have also actively guided and served enterprises. Make good use of the policy dividends, promote the "going out" of high-quality products, and help the high-quality development of the real economy.

Shenzhen: 836 million yuan of import and export goods enjoy tax concessions

  Yangcheng Evening News reporter Song Wangqun

  According to Shenzhen Customs statistics, since the implementation of RCEP for three months, Shenzhen Customs District has enjoyed a total of 836 million yuan of imported and exported goods.

Among them, the preferential value of imported goods in Shenzhen under the RCEP agreement is 156 million yuan, and the tax reduction is 5.8713 million yuan; during the same period, Shenzhen Customs issued a total of 3,074 RCEP certificates of origin, involving 680 million yuan of export goods. 34 million yuan.

  Yantian port imports and exports soared

  On March 23, with the smooth berthing of the "Lizan" vessel, the first direct flight "CPH" from Yantian to Cebu, Philippines was opened. Southeast Asia routes, increasing the number of routes covering the RCEP area to 23.

On March 27, the 24,000 TEU-level super-large container ship "Changwei" made its maiden voyage to Yantian Port in Shenzhen.

The "Changwei" ship is currently the world's largest container ship, with a deck area of ​​nearly 4 football fields. The loaded containers can be connected end to end from Shenzhen to Guangzhou.

  As a world-class shipping hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Yantian Port has seized the new opportunities arising from the entry into force of the RECP and is resilient in its development.

In the first quarter of this year, the import and export of goods through Yantian Port amounted to 10.91 million tons and 391.3 billion yuan, of which the import and export of goods to RCEP member countries reached 29.46 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.1%. times.

  Enhanced competitiveness of enterprise products

  According to Shenzhen Customs statistics, in the first quarter, the preferential value of imported goods in Shenzhen under the RCEP agreement was 156 million yuan, and the tax concession was 5.8713 million yuan.

During the same period, Shenzhen Customs issued a total of 3,074 RCEP certificates of origin, involving an export value of 680 million yuan and a tariff reduction of about 34 million yuan.

  According to the relevant person in charge of the Shenzhen Customs Tariff Department, currently the RCEP certificate issued by the customs is mainly exported to Japan, and Japan is the only country among all RCEP member countries that has not signed a free trade agreement with my country.

Since April 1, 2019, Japan has terminated the preferential treatment of GSP tariffs to my country, the average import tariff of Chinese goods exported to Japan has risen by about 3%, especially some products such as agricultural products and clothing have even risen by 10%.

After the implementation of RCEP, goods exported to Japan can enjoy different levels of tariff reduction and exemption, and enterprises are enthusiastic about applying for RCEP certificates of origin.

From April 1 this year, Japan will implement the second RCEP tax reduction, and the benefits will be further expanded.

  "Our company mainly exports car aromatherapy to Japan, and in Japan, we need to pay an import tariff of 3.9%. After the implementation of RCEP, the import tariff rate will be reduced to 3.5%, and the tax will be reduced by nearly 70,000 yuan in the first quarter. After the second tax reduction, the tax rate can be reduced to 3.2%. According to this tax reduction rate, our company is expected to enjoy a tariff reduction of 1 million yuan this year, which will greatly improve the competitiveness of our products. "Shapego Instruments (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. logistics manager Mr. Yu said happily.

Zhuhai: After taking effect for more than three months, trading companies with Japan have benefited greatly

  Yangcheng Evening News reporter Qian Yu correspondent Guo Zhiyun

  Over three months after RCEP took effect, Gongbei Customs has inspected and released nearly 130 million yuan of imported goods for enterprises in Zhuhai and Zhongshan, with a preferential tax of more than 1.5 million yuan; 612 preferential certificates of origin have been issued, involving an export value of about 190 million yuan .

Among them, more than 95% of the preferential imports and exports are trade with Japan.

  Japanese cars are very popular in the domestic market, and auto parts as consumables are also one of the important commodities in the trade between China and Japan.

Under RCEP, auto parts are an important category for my country to reduce taxes on Japan.

For the auto parts industry, making good use of the RCEP rules of origin and preferential tariff policies will mean "real money" benefits.

  In view of the relatively concentrated distribution of Japanese-funded auto parts companies, Gongbei Customs held a special policy seminar on RCEP in the Zhongshan area at the beginning of RCEP's entry into force to help relevant companies make good use of RCEP's import tax incentives.

Honda Lock (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. is an auto parts manufacturer located in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City.

Mr. Li, the company's head of customs affairs, said: "At the beginning, we didn't know much about some of the specific requirements under RCEP. Thanks to the patient guidance of the customs, our imported goods could enjoy customs clearance smoothly." According to Mr. Li, at present, , the company mainly imports transmission gears, motor gears and other components from Japan under RCEP, and related products can enjoy the agreed tax rate of 7.5% with the RCEP certificate of origin, which is 0.5 percentage points lower than the most-favored-nation tax rate, and will continue to decrease in the future. It is expected to save at least RMB 70,000 in import costs for enterprises in 2022.

  The new material industry is one of the seven strategic emerging industries in my country, and it is also one of the five major industrial clusters with a scale of 100 billion that Zhuhai has cultivated.

Zhuhai Enjie New Material Technology Co., Ltd. is a new material production enterprise established in 2016. It has been selected into the 2020 list of specialized, special, and new small and medium-sized enterprises in Guangdong Province. It mainly produces isolation membranes and separators.

Before RCEP came into effect, South Korea was its main export market. Companies continued to consolidate their export advantages to South Korea by virtue of the preferential certificate of origin issued by Gongbei Customs under the China-Korea Free Trade Agreement, while the cooperation with the Japanese market was still in the stage of trial and exploration.

After RCEP came into effect, Japan's tax reduction on related products brought new opportunities for enterprises to further explore the Japanese market.

  However, the RCEP rules of origin are significantly different from the China-Korea Free Trade Agreement that companies are already familiar with.

In order to help enterprises seize opportunities, Gongbei Customs continuously optimizes visa services. Not only does it know the problems encountered in enterprise visas, but also arranges a special person to conduct telephone surveys on enterprises to learn more about the difficulties and demands of enterprises in using the RCEP policy. And follow up to carry out precise assistance.

In the first quarter of this year, the company exported goods worth more than 3 million yuan to Japan with the RCEP certificate of origin issued by Gongbei Customs.

Shantou: dazzling export results of tide-flavored prefabricated dishes

  Yangcheng Evening News reporter Zhao Yingguang correspondent Li Kaiyang Yuan Guohong

  On April 7, Shantou Xindao Knitting Co., Ltd. successfully applied for a RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) certificate of origin from Longhu Customs affiliated to Shantou Customs.

With this "economic passport", a batch of ribbons exported by the company to Japan will enjoy certain tax benefits.

  Since the official entry into force of the RCEP Agreement, Shantou Customs has issued 123 RCEP certificates of origin and visas issued by enterprises in eastern Guangdong (including Shantou, Chaozhou, Jieyang, Shanwei and Meizhou, the same below) exported to Japan, South Korea, Thailand and other countries. The amount of more than 35 million yuan has helped enterprises to reduce or exempt tariffs of more than 1 million yuan overseas; 42 customs declaration forms for import benefits under RCEP have been processed, with a value of more than 27 million yuan, and about 2 million yuan in tax reduction and exemption, allowing enterprises to obtain "real money" Affordable, the international market competitiveness is further improved.

  Featured products go abroad

  According to feedback from several chambers of commerce in Shantou, after the RCEP came into effect, the cumulative rules of origin and tariff reductions were favorable, and the promotion effect on import and export trade was obvious.

Among them, the export results of "Chaowei" prefabricated dishes are particularly dazzling.

At present, many food processing enterprises in Shantou are committed to normalizing the export trade of prepared dishes to RCEP member countries. The main products include shrimp, pomfret, squid rings, bullfrog legs, beef balls, braised lion head goose and other Chaoshan specialty products.

  In addition, the relevant person in charge of a blue-and-white color porcelain company located in Shantou also told reporters that the tariff for daily-use porcelain produced by their company was 2.3% before export to Japan, and the tariff was reduced to 2.1% in the first year after RCEP took effect. After 10 years of transition After the period, the tariff will eventually be reduced to 0; the cost of exporting non-woven products produced by a company in Shantou to Japan has also been greatly reduced. After the RCEP takes effect, the first month of the RCEP will be able to enjoy a tariff of 550,000 yuan. It is expected that the whole year of this year The tariff reduction is 3.56 million yuan; an industry and trade company in Shantou can now obtain the RCEP certificate of origin when the goods are imported, ensuring zero tariffs, and a single shipment of goods can save 7.3% of the cost...

  Improve the international competitiveness of enterprises

  It is worth mentioning that the approved exporter system is one of the highlights of the implementation of RCEP, and it is also an important facilitation measure for origin certification.

After the RCEP comes into effect, the approved exporter's qualification has a wider coverage and higher gold content, which greatly reduces the cost of export customs clearance and is more conducive to enterprises to explore the international market.

  In late March, Xianle Health Technology Co., Ltd. in Shantou Customs District was recognized as an approved exporter under RCEP after being approved. .

  "Preferential certificate of origin is the 'paper gold' exported by enterprises. After becoming an approved exporter, our company can issue a declaration of origin by itself, so that we can arrange the production and export of goods more flexibly, and fully enjoy the RCEP tariff reduction dividend. , enhance the competitiveness in the international market." said the company's manager Yu.

  It is reported that under normal circumstances, the certificate of origin used for the importing country to enjoy the tariff reduction and exemption of the agreement is issued by the customs, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and other departments.

Nowadays, enterprises that have been verified as approved exporters by the customs do not need to apply for the certificate of origin to the customs one by one when exporting their goods, and can enjoy the preferential treatment of tariff reduction under the preferential trade agreement with the declaration of origin issued by themselves. , the effect is equivalent to the certificate of origin issued by the customs.

  "This new model is a superposition of policy dividends for enterprises that have been recognized as advanced customs certification, so that more honest and law-abiding enterprises and proficient in the rules of origin can fully enjoy the agreement benefits, which is conducive to enhancing the competitiveness of enterprises in the international market." Shantou Customs Tariff The relevant person in charge of the department said that taking the above-mentioned Xianle company as an example, the company applies for more than 300 export certificates of origin from the customs every year. Then apply for the certificate of origin to the customs one by one, saving a lot of manpower and material resources.

Dongguan: 1638 RCEP certificates of origin have been issued

  Yangcheng Evening News reporter Yu Baozhu correspondent Pu Xuan

  The implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has allowed Dongguan enterprises to enjoy real policy dividends in import and export.

The reporter learned on April 11 that from January to March this year, Dongguan Customs affiliated to Huangpu Customs signed 1,638 RCEP certificates of origin for import and export enterprises, with a value of 360 million yuan, helping Dongguan enterprises to enjoy tariff reductions exceeding 1.08 million yuan.

  "After the implementation of RCEP, the tariff rate of our company's main imported raw material alloy steel powder originating in Japan has been reduced from 2% to 0. Since the beginning of this year, we have declared 5 tickets for imported goods under RCEP." Aisti Powder Metallurgy (Dongguan) ) Co., Ltd. Management Department Director Ma Fuhua said happily.

Aisti Powder Metallurgy (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. mainly produces high-end hardware such as automobile engines, and imports 3,000 tons of various metal powders originating in Japan every year.

Ma Fuhua said that RCEP can save the company about 100,000 yuan in import costs per month, which will largely offset the impact of rising raw material prices and improve the company's market competitiveness.

  According to statistics, up to now, 103 million yuan of imported goods declared by 21 enterprises in Dongguan have enjoyed tariff concessions.

  Imports continue to enjoy benefits, and exports are also frequent.

The important export market of Dongguan mattress manufacturer Elena Furniture Co., Ltd. is Japan. In the past, the tariff for mattresses exported to Japan was 3.8%. After RCEP takes effect, it will be reduced to 3.6% in the first year. After a 15-year transition period, the tariff will be finalized. A drop to 0 is a major positive for the company.

Zhou Meimei, deputy manager of the company's business department, introduced that from January to March this year, the company applied for the RCEP export certificate of origin for the mattress products exported to Japan of US$3.699 million, and enjoyed a tariff reduction of about US$7,400 in Japan.

Zhou Meimei said that the reduction of tariffs has given companies greater confidence in developing overseas markets.

  The reporter learned that, in order to help foreign trade enterprises in Dongguan fully grasp the new development opportunities brought by RCEP, Dongguan Customs took multiple measures, held several online and offline publicity sessions, and strengthened data monitoring and analysis, focusing on those who can enjoy RCEP. Enterprises with tariff concessions but not declaring the RCEP agreement tax rate will carry out "one-to-one" counseling, and "one enterprise, one policy" will guide key enterprises in the jurisdiction to master the rules of origin, import and export declaration and other policies.

At the same time, vigorously promote the facilitation measures such as intelligent auditing, self-printing, and independent printing of certificates of origin, so as to realize the all-weather and intelligent issuance of export certificates of origin, and greatly reduce the visa time.

  Co-ordinator of this edition / Xia Yang Ma Hanqing

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