Author: Miao Qi

  "Yiwu Release" announced at 3:45 a.m. on August 11 that the current epidemic situation in Yiwu is severe and complicated.

In order to reduce the flow of people, consolidate the results of previous prevention and control, completely cut off the chain of transmission, and fight the battle of epidemic prevention and control as quickly as possible, it was decided to implement temporary global silent management.

  According to the announcement, from 0:00 on August 11, the whole city of Yiwu will implement 3-day silent management, and the whole city (except Dachen, Chi'an and high-risk areas) will be managed and controlled with reference to the medium-risk area (the standard of the control area).

Some enterprises closed-loop production

  "Early this morning, almost all of our employees settled in the factory and started closed-loop production."

  On August 11, Hu Jianyong, the administrative director of HC Semitek Zhejiang Co., Ltd., who was already living in the company, told Yicai that since the day before yesterday, the company had started to prepare for the closed-loop production that started on the same day, and guided the company's backbone and employees to stay in the dormitory one after another. Stay with the guest room, and the canteen has also prepared enough rice, noodles, oil and other materials.

  HC Semitek's Yiwu factory is the largest LED chip production factory in Asia.

With the continuous upgrading of factory automation, the number of employees in the company has been around 2,000 in recent years.

Hu Jianyong said that the number of employees who have returned to the company's closed-loop work is currently around 1,700.

Driven by Huacan Optoelectronics, leading LED companies such as Ruifeng Optoelectronics, Mulinsen, and Dongfang Risheng have successively settled in Yiwu Information Optoelectronics High-tech Zone, and Yiwu has also built the first LED industry chain in China.

  Hu Jianyong said that there are not only canteens and a large number of dormitories and guest rooms in the HC Semitek Yiwu factory, but also supermarkets, so the conditions for closed-loop production are better.

  According to the above announcement, industrial and key logistics enterprises have conditions to start construction.

"Four Guarantees" enterprises, "white list" enterprises, key logistics parks, key logistics enterprises and other key enterprises that meet the conditions for closed management can be closed-loop production and operation, and those that fail to meet the requirements will suspend production and operation.

Other industrial and commercial enterprises suspend production and business activities.

  A large number of small, medium and micro enterprises do not have complete closed-loop conditions like Huacan Optoelectronics.

  In the early morning of the 11th, Li Ting (pseudonym), the head of a small and medium-sized enterprise in Yiwu International Trade City, received relevant information that "all enterprises will stop working immediately and everyone will withdraw from the office area".

He told Yicai that they have all entered a period of silence.

  As early as a week ago, Li Ting said that many e-commerce customers have stopped sales and shipments, and the impact of the epidemic is huge.

As an enterprise integrating industry and trade, their production has also been hindered. "Parts suppliers reported that they could not deliver as planned. For our company, it was basically at a standstill and suffered heavy losses."

  A supply chain enterprise in Yiwu that provides international logistics services for foreign trade enterprises has also all staff working from home.

"Live Net Red Village" stops shipping

  "The goods sent from the local area have been stopped since the beginning of August." Jin Haomin, vice president of Yiwu Beixiazhu Social E-Commerce Association, told Yicai that during the epidemic control period, the business of local small and micro enterprises must have been affected. But the live broadcast itself did not stop completely. "There are still hundreds of people live online, and the original live broadcast number was one or two thousand people."

  Yiwu Beixiazhu is known as the "First Village of Internet Celebrities Live Streaming".

According to 2021 data, Beixiazhu has a total of 5,500 suppliers and 1,200 storefronts. More than 2,000 merchants come to purchase every day, more than 5 million popular Internet celebrity models are sold every day, and more than 2 million express deliveries are sent every day. , with an average daily flow of more than 50,000 people.

  While maintaining the popularity of live broadcasts, relatively flexible e-commerce companies themselves are also trying to save themselves.

Jin Haomin said that there was a business that would send 10,000 to 20,000 orders a day, "We were worried about him at first, but we found out that he organized a friend in Guangzhou to make a cloud warehouse, and some goods were changed to be shipped from Guangdong. "After all, many Yiwu enterprises do not produce products themselves, but do supply chain integration and trade.

  Jin Haomin said that some e-commerce companies were fined by the platform for not being able to deliver goods in a timely manner, but the platform will also have corresponding policies. For example, if the goods cannot be delivered due to the epidemic, fines can be waived.

  In addition to foreign trade, domestic sales with live e-commerce as the new engine is another pillar of Yiwu's business economy.

Compared with the popularity of the previous years, with the development of industry standardization, "live broadcast net red villages" like Beixiazhu are also entering a relatively stable development period.

  According to the data of Yiwu Market Development Committee, from January to June this year, Yiwu City carried out 253,000 live broadcasts of Internet celebrities, and completed retail sales of 19.467 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23.19%.

  In 2021, Yiwu's e-commerce transaction volume will increase by 18.9% year-on-year, reaching 371.51 billion yuan, making it the county-level city with the highest e-commerce retail sales in the country.

During the same period, the business volume of express service enterprises in Yiwu reached 9.29 billion pieces, a year-on-year increase of 29.5%, surpassing Shanghai and Beijing and second only to Guangzhou.

  Wang Dongsheng, deputy director of the Marketing Department of Yiwu Post Administration, said at a press conference on August 7 that the daily affected business volume accounted for about 12% to 13% of Yiwu's express delivery volume.

International buyers charter flights continue

  According to the press conference on the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Jinhua City held this morning, from 21:00 on August 10 to 9:00 on August 11, Yiwu added 24 new positive infections.

As of 9:00 on the 11th, since the outbreak of the "8.2" epidemic in Yiwu, a total of 500 local new coronavirus positive infections have been reported, including 41 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and 459 asymptomatic infections of the new coronavirus.

  During the critical period of fighting against the epidemic, the charter flights of international buyers in Zhejiang did not stop.

On the evening of August 9, a business charter plane carrying 107 Indian foreign businessmen flew from India to Hangzhou. This is another buyer's charter flight after 163 Pakistani buyers landed 10 days ago.

According to the plan, these foreign businessmen will go straight to the Yiwu market after the quarantine is over.

  As the "Small Commodity Capital of the World", Yiwu's commodities are exported to more than 210 countries and regions in the world, and the market is more than 65% export-oriented.

For a long time, Yiwu Small Commodity Market has been one of the most concentrated purchasing bases for foreign merchants.

Before the epidemic, more than 560,000 foreign businessmen came to Yiwu for purchases every year.

  However, affected by the current epidemic, the trips of hundreds of foreign businessmen to the Yiwu market for purchases may be delayed.

  In order to meet the challenges, Yiwu has also opened a small commodity city overseas.

On June 30, Dubai Yiwu China Commodity City was officially put into operation. A large number of overseas buyers who could not reach Yiwu due to the epidemic can complete sample viewing, product selection and ordering at the "doorstep".

  In the first half of this year, the total value of Yiwu's foreign trade import and export exceeded the 200 billion mark, and the growth rate exceeded expectations.

Among them, the growth rate of import and export and export was 15.5 and 8 percentage points higher than that of Zhejiang Province, accounting for 9.8% and 12.2% of the province, up 1.1 and 0.8 percentage points respectively over the same period last year.