ATA Car­nets Is­sued by China in 2017 Ranked First in Asia

China's Foreign Trade (English) - - Briefing -

The num­ber of ATA car­nets is­sued by China in 2017 ranked the first in Asia and the 7th in the world, said an of­fi­cial from China Coun­cil for the Pro­mo­tion of In­ter­na­tional Trade (CCPIT) as she was brief­ing the press in Bei­jing on July 12.

Yan Yun, Deputy Direc­tor- Gen­eral of CCPIT Com­mer­cial Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter told the press that the to­tal value of goods with re­gard to the ATA car­nets is­sued by China in 2017 sur­passed RMB 2 bil­lion, equiv­a­lent to around USD 300 mil­lion. Yan noted, the is­sue of ATA car­nets is an im­por­tant task for CCPIT Com­mer­cial Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter. China be­gan to is­sue ATA car­nets since 1998.

The CCPIT/ CCOIC is China’s na­tional guar­an­tee­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion, au­tho­rized by China’s Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cus­toms that is­sues ATA car­nets in China.

“In the past two decades, the is­sue of ATA car­nets in China has seen a rapid growth. A to­tal of 75,000 ATA car­nets have been is­sued for more than 30,000 gov­ern­ment agen­cies, en­ter­prises, so­cial groups and in­di­vid­u­als. The value of goods re­lated to ATA car­nets amounted up to nearly RMB 20 bil­lion. Thanks to the ATA car­nets, more than 400,000 pa­pers for cus­toms clear­ance have been ex­empted, sav­ing nearly RMB 5 bil­lion. The ATA car­nets have played an es­sen­tial role in trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion,” added Yan.

Yan added, ATA car­net ser­vice will help pro­mote more in­no­va­tive “Made in China” prod­ucts into the global mar­ket and in the mean­time, bring in China more in­ter­na­tional ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment. With an in­creased num­ber of Belt and Road coun­tries hav­ing adopted ATA car­net ser­vice, they can also enjoy mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial cus­toms clear­ance poli­cies. China is trans­form­ing its iden­tity from an ob­server to a maker of

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