Interpretation | Pilot Policies on B2B Export Supervision of Cross-border E-commerce

On July 29, the General Administration of Customs issued the policy interpretation of "Announcement on the Implementation of the Pilot Policies on B2B Export Supervision of Cross-border E-commerce".


1. Clarify the scope of application of cross-border e-commerce B2B exports

a. Cross-border e-commerce B2B direct export: After domestic enterprises having concluded transactions with overseas enterprises through cross-border e-commerce platforms, they will directly export goods to overseas enterprises through cross-border logistics.

b. Cross-border e-commerce export overseas warehouse: domestic enterprises will deliver the exported goods to overseas warehouses through cross-border logistics, and then deliver them from overseas warehouses to buyers after the transaction is realized through the cross-border e-commerce platform. Domestic enterprises should transmit relevant electronic data according to customs requirements, accept customs supervision in accordance with this announcement.

2. Add two new regulatory codes based on the original three cross-border e-commerce codes "9610", "1210" and "1239".

a. "9710": the full name of "cross-border e-commerce business-to-business direct export", abbreviated as "CBEC B2B direct export", applies to cross-border e-commerce B2B, direct export of goods.

b. "9810": the full name is "cross-border e-commerce export overseas warehouse", abbreviated as "CBEC export overseas warehouse", applicable to cross-border e-commerce export goods in overseas warehouse.

3. Clarify the requirements of corporate management

a. Registration: CBEC companies, CBEC platform companies, logistics companies, and domestic companies participating in CBEC B2B export business shall comply with the relevant regulations of the customs declaration unit registration management to handle registration to local customs.

b. Overseas warehouse filing: CBEC companies that carry out export overseas warehouse business should also file for the export overseas warehouse business model at the customs.

4. Clarify the data reporting method and corporate responsibility,

CBEC companies or their entrusted customs declaration companies, domestic CBEC platform companies, and logistics companies should submit declaration data, and transmit electronic information to the customs through international trade "single window" or "Internet + customs", and assume corresponding legal responsibilities for the authenticity of the data.

5. Clarify the regulatory requirements for CBEC B2B export goods

a. It shall comply with relevant regulations of inspection and quarantine.

b. CBEC companies or their agents, operators of supervised workplaces shall cooperate with customs inspections in accordance with relevant regulations.

c. The customs shall carry out inspections in accordance with regulations and prioritize inspections for cross-border e-commerce B2B export goods.

6. Two customs clearance modes are applicable

a. National customs clearance integration.

b. "Cross-border e-commerce" mode for transition.

7. 10 pilot customs

Including: Beijing Customs, Tianjin Customs, Nanjing Customs, Hangzhou Customs, Ningbo Customs, Xiamen Customs, Zhengzhou Customs, Guangzhou Customs, Shenzhen Customs, Huangpu Customs.

After the pilot project, it will be replicated and promoted in customs in the country.

8. The implementation time of the announcement.

This announcement will take effect on July 1, 2020.

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