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HQTS: Supply Chain Updates from within China

To keep you better informed as to the situation in Mainland China, we have translated some of the most important news as it relates to the global supply chain.

Customs in Beijing and Guangzhou:

To better facilitate international trade, Beijing Custums has announced on February 7 that companies will not need to submit packing lists when declaring imports, nor are they required to submit invoices or packing lists when declaring exports. The Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce has also announced that companies need not submit packing lists to customs when declaring imports, nor do they need to submit contracts, invoices or packing lists when declaring exports.

13 Chinese Courier Companies Resume Normal Operations:

According to China’s State Post Office, 13 Chinese courier companies have resumed normal operations as of February 10. These include China Post, SF Express, JD Logistics, Suning Logistics, Yuantong Express, Shentong Express, Zhongtong Express, Yunda Express and Best Express.

China’s extended Spring Festival Holiday Comes to an End:

On February 10, companies and factories in most cities have begun resuming work and production. As a precautionary measure, many companies have continued to postpone their return times until after February 18th.

Expect Delays

Overall delays can be expected due to  reduced production capacity and ongoing delays. Those with business in Wuhan or Hubei Province, as well as the cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Taizhou, and Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province should note that these areas are still subject to an extended lockdown at this time and should adjust their business accordingly.

HQTS will continue to keep you updated with further information. Please stay tuned.

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