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Notification of Implementation Advice on Developing Bonded Logistic Park in Tianjin
Serial No.: Jin Zheng Ban Fa No. ¡²2005¡³18

Date of release:March 29,2005


District and county governments, committees, bureaus and affiliated institutions:

"Implementation Advice on Developing Bonded Logistic Parks in Tianjin" formulated by Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Tianjin Commission of Transportation, Tianjin Customs, Tianjin Bureau of Inspection and Quarantine,Tianjin Bureau of Finance, Tianjin State Tax Bureau, Tianjin Branch of State Administration of Foreign Exchange,Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone have been approved by the leading comrades of the Municipal Government of Tianjin.We are hereby distributing it to you, please organize the implementation.

General Office of Tianjin People's Municipal Government

March 29, 2005
In order to bring into full play the policy function and location advantage of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, according to "Reply on Consenting to Expansion of Joint Pilot of Free Trade Zones and Port Areas by General Office of State Council"(Guo Ban Han No.¡²2004¡³58), we hereby give the following implementation advice on accelerating the development of Tianjin Bonded Logistic Park (referred to as the ¡°Park" hereafter):


1.Nature of the Park
(1)The Park is a special area that is under closed management of Tianjin Customs with the approval of the State Council, which has functions like international transfer,distribution,procurement and trade.
(2)Administrative organizations, warehousing/logistics enterprises,logistic centers of regional headquarters of multi-national companies and transportation and trade enterprises servicing warehousing/logistics are allowed to establish in the Park;production and processing enterprises are not allowed to be set up here. Persons other than security staff and watchkeepers of enterprises are no allowed to spend the nights in the Park, and no commercial consumption facilities are allowed to be established in the Park.
(3)The Park is a part of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone.All of the relevant laws, regulations and policies are applicable to the Park, unless otherwise stipulated in this document.
2. Customs surveillance
(1£©All goods,materials, vehicles going in and out of the Park and all facilities in the Park are under 24-hour surveillance of the customs.
(2)Computer networking management and customs inspection system are applied to the Park.All enterprises in the Park shall build computer management databases that are meeting the surveillance requirements of the customs.The enterprises are managed under a electronic account system by the customs.
(3)goods going between the Park and overseas are under the passive export quota management, but not import-export quota management or licence management. The cargo owners or their agents shall go through the formalities for filing for record with the local customs.
(4)goods going between the Park and overseas are under the surveillance of the customs. For goods going in and out of the port area of neighbouring parks shall go through customs procedures at the automatic gates set up by the customs between parks and the port area; for goods going in and out of the port area of non-neighbouring parks, the customs procedures shall be gone through after the goods are shipped to the Park.For goods going cross different customs districts, customs procedures shall be gone through according to the relevant regulations for customs transit goods.
£¨5£©Warehousing/logistics enterprises doing distribution of imported cargo in the Park, with approval from the customs, the rules of "goods shipped out of the Park by guarantee in different batches, and centralized customs clearance" shall apply for the procedures.
(6)goods shipped from outside of the Park shall be deemed as exported goods, and export customs clearance shall be required.For commodities under licence management,effective export licences shall be presented to the customs.
(7)For the China-made equipment, packaging materials, construction facilities shipped from outside the Park for the use of enterprises in the Park, and construction materials of reasonable quantity needed by the constructing office buildings for the administrative departments, the customs shall be cleared as for exported goods,and export tax rebate shall be issued for the customs declaration form.
(8)Simple processing like grading, selection, pasting trademark tags, and changing the packing is allowed to be carried out in the Park.
(9)For the exchanges of goods between the Park and other areas and places under special customs surveillance (like free trade zones, export processing areas, bonded warehouses, etc.), the shipper and receiver shall jointly apply to the local customs of the shipper, after getting the approval, the custom transit shipment shall be arranged according to the relevant regulations of the customs.The shipper and receiver of goods exchanged between the Park and other areas and places under special customs surveillance shall be applied on the public platforms of the areas and places under special customs surveillance. With the approval of the customs, the rules of "shipment in different batches and centralized customs clearance" shall be followed.
3. Inspection and quarantine
(1)The goods going in and out of the Park and the packaging, vehicles and containers, etc.are subject to unified inspection and quarantine procedures and supervision and management by the relevant institutions in the Park.
(2)Inspection and quarantine institutions shall supervise the simple processing like selection, changing the packing and sorting, as well as the processing of key products like animal,plant and food products.
(3)For the goods to be transited in the Park, if the period of storage is short, and the packing and sealing are in good conditions, only the quarantine over the outer packing shall be carried out on general at the border exit;the inspection and quarantine over the contents is usually not done at the exit.
(4)At the arrival of the imported goods to the Park, they can be shipped immediately to the designated inspection sites in the Park for inspection and quarantine.
(5)The goods to be checked are subject to health quarantine, quarantine of animals and plants and quarantine insecticide treatment,goods subject to legal inspection shall be exempted from inspection, unless environment protection is involved.Goods subject to legal inspection shall be inspected when going in and out of the Park.
(6)Domestics goods going in and out of the Park are deemed as exported goods, inspection and licence replacement shall be done with the inspection and quarantine institutions in the Park with the check-off proof of the inspection and quarantine institutions in the place of origin.No quarantine shall be required for goods going into the Park first and goes out later to the domestic market again.
(7)The enterprises in the Park shall be exempted from compulsory certification and quality inspection by the inspection and quarantine institutions over equipment, stationery and consumer products for their own use.
(8)By setting up a local area network in the Park, information shall be shared between the inspection and quarantine institutions, the port area and the customs, "e-bills of lading","a single document for two declarations" and "paperless" customs clearance shall be experimented.Information of goods not subject to compulsory inspection shall be sent directly to the port area and the customs through the electronic customs clearance system by the inspection and quarantine institutions in the Park, so as to improve the efficiency of customs clearance.

4. Tax management
£¨1£©For goods shipped to the outside of the Park, import customs clearance procedures shall be covered by the customs according to the relevant regulations by the customs, and tariffs, import duties and consumption tax shall be levied over the good declared.
(2)According to the provisions of "Notification on the Tax Issues of Joint Development of Bonded Areas and Port Areas by State Administration of Taxation"(Guo Shui Fa No. ¡²2004¡³117), goods shipped to the Park from outside enterprises are deemed as exported goods. Enterprises outside the Park shall apply for tax rebate or exemption with the tax authorities in charge with export declaration forms(special declaration for export tax rebate) and other documents required.After receiving the applications for tax rebate or exemption by enterprises outside the Park, the tax authorities in charge shall examine them in strict accordance with the provisions of "Notification on Distributing 'Interim Procedures for Tax Management of Export Processing Areas¡¯by State Administration of Taxation"(Guo Shui Fa No.¡²2000¡³155), "Notification on Granting Tax Rebate on the Water, Electricity, and Gas Consumed in Export Processing Areas by State Administration of Taxation"(Guo Shui Fa No.¡²2002¡³116) and "Reply on Export Tax Rebate of Construction Materials to Wuhu Export Processing Area by State Administration of Taxation"(Guo Shui Han No. (2004¡³805), and proceed.
(3)The tax policies and tax administration for the goods sold, exported and processed by the enterprises in the Park shall be in accordance with the stipulations of document Guo Shui Fa No.(2000)155.
(4)Enterprises in the Park shall enjoy tax exemption for the imported equipment and materials needed for their own construction projects, equipment needed for production and spare parts for maintenance, packing materials for logistics and distribution purposes, stationery of reasonable quantity for self-use.
(5)All kinds of local taxes shall be paid by enterprises in the Park according to current relevant laws, regulations, and rules.The domestic and foreign enterprises in the Park shall pay taxes separately according to current relevant laws, regulations, and rules.
5. Foreign exchange management
(1) The administration over non-trade purchasing of foreign exchanges shall be strengthened, and the statistics shall be done well for non-trade purchasing of foreign exchanges of the enterprises in the Park according to "Notification on Releasing ¡®Administrative Measures on Foreign Exchange in Bonded Areas' by Comprehensive Division of State Administration of Foreign Exchange"£¨Hui Fa No. (2002)74) and "Reply on ¡®Administrative Measures on Pilot Non-Trade Purchasing of Foreign Exchange by Enterprises in Logistics Park of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Bonded Area' by State Administration of Foreign Exchange"(Hui Zong Fu No. (2004) 57).
£¨2£©When the enterprises in the Park are making non-trade payments abroad, the foreign exchange needed can be paid directly through their foreign exchange accounts or be purchased from authorized bank for dealing in foreign exchange, and then be paid.
(3)The enterprises in the Park shall present the reply on approving the enterprise registration in the Park by the Administrative Committee, Foreign Exchange Registration Certificate issued by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, and documents required in "Notification on Issuing '(Trial) Management Procedures on Non-Trade Sale and Payment of Foreign Exchange and Personal Foreign Exchange Receipt and Disbursement of Domestic Residents' by State Administration of Foreign Exchange" (Hui Fa No. (2002) 29) to the authorized bank for dealing in foreign exchange for the purchasing and payment of foreign exchange.

6.Administrative managment
(1)A leading group shall be organized by representatives from the Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, port, customs, taxation, foreign exchange, inspection and quarantine departments, etc. to strengthen the leadership and coordination, and standardize the administration of the Park by different departments.The Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of the administrative affairs of the Park, and shall support and coordinated the operation control of the Park by other administrative departments, and provide services needed for the enterprises.
(2)For the joint ventures, cooperative enterprises or wholly foreign-owned enterprises established by investors from other countries, Hong Kong Macao and Taiwan, the examination and approval shall be in accordance with the regulations of enterprise establishment by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone.
(3)Foreign-invested trading companies and warehousing/logistics companies under the jurisdiction of the Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, direct registration shall be carried out according to the regulations and procedures of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone concerning enterprise registration management.
(4)Enterprises in the Park shall be allowed to set up branch organizations outside the Park with the approval.
(5)Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone shall be consulted administrative matters by relevant departments of Tianjin concerning administrative matters other than national security, public security and environment security issues.
All basis, contents, conditions, procedures, time limits of examination and approval, lists of documents required to be presented, models forms of applications shall be publicized in premises of all administrative departments or on the website of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, according to the requirements of keeping the public informed of the government affairs.
(7)This document shall go into effect as of the day of release.In cases the provisions of this document are in discrepancy with the supporting administrative measures issued by relevant state departments, the latter shall prevail.



Tianjin Commission of Commerce
Tianjin Commission of Transportation
Tianjin Customs of the People's Republic of China
Tianjin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
Tianjin Bureau of Finance
Tianjin Bureau of State Tax
Tianjin Branch of State Administration of Foreign Exchange
Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone


March 8th, 2005

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