The Customs will first test some CPTPP rules in some pilot free trade zones


Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 3 (reporter Liu Hongxia)Some rules of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be tested in some pilot free trade zones in 2022, according to the General Administration of Customs.Ni Yuefeng, director of the General Administration of Customs, said at the recent 2022 National Customs Work Conference that China will actively promote the construction of an opening platform, promote the integrated innovation and replication of customs supervision system in pilot free trade zones, and pilot some CPTPP rules in some pilot free trade zones.He said that in 2022, the hainan Free Trade Port will implement the customs supervision framework plan and institutional planning plan, promote the pilot area expansion of “first-line opening and second-line control”, and make solid progress in all preparations for the operation of the whole island.He also said he will actively support the construction of the Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin and study and formulate customs supervision measures.We will review the establishment of comprehensive bonded zones in a high standard, integrate and optimize the zones, and conduct ongoing and post-incident supervision.We will conduct performance evaluations on the development of comprehensive bonded zones.We will push forward with the completion of approval, adjustment and reform of the establishment of bonded logistics centers and improve supporting systems.The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which China has actively participated in and promoted, came into force on January 1 this year.China has also formally applied to join the CPTPP and the Digital Economy Partnership agreement (DEPA) to practice true multilateralism with concrete actions.(Source: Xinhua)

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