Retail trade companies get policy support on cross-border e-commerce
30.09.2013 602 views
Chinese departments including Ministry of Commerce have issued the Notice on Implementing Relevant Policies Suggestions to Support Transboundary E-commerce Retail Export policy, containing the targeted concrete measures for problems encountered by retail export enterprises on customs, inspection and quarantine, taxation, etc.
As network gradually penetrates into commercial circulation field, transboundary e-commerce becomes more prevalent. However, there is huge difference between e-commerce retail export and traditional mode of trade, current management systems, policies, regulations and existing environmental conditions cannot meet the development requirements of e-commerce. Current relevant policies fail to meet the requirements of transboundary e-commerce retail export enterprises developed by forms of posting, express freight and the like, which causes much inconvenience in customs, inspection & quarantine, exchange collection and payment, taxation and other aspects. The Suggestions on Implementing Relevant Policies to Support Transboundary E-commerce Retail Export has raised concrete measures specific to the above-mentioned questions. It is understood that currently China's transboundary e-commerce is mainly divided into two modes of trade including Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C).
In the B2B mode, the enterprises focus on advertisement and information publish by use of e-commerce, the conclusion of transaction and customs clearance procedures basically are completed offline, which still belongs to traditional trade essentially, and is contained in the general trade statistics of customs. In the B2C mode, Chinese enterprises directly face the foreign customers, and focus on selling personal customer goods, and mainly adopt air mail, posting, express delivery and other ways for logistics, with post or express companies as entity of customs declaration and most enterprises haven't registered with customs at present.