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[national day] you need to know these notices!

china’s national day is coming, more and more shipping companies have launched preferential schemes and made some freight amendments.

[national day] you need to know these notices!

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the specific notice is as follows:

  1. empty container withholding: ships exported between oct 4 to oct 14 can enjoy;

  2. extended container freetime: ships exported during the period from oct 1 to oct 14 are exempt from the “export container delay fee” in a certain range.

[national day] you need to know these notices!

msk

dear customer,

[national day] you need to know these notices!

we are pleased to inform you that during the national day, all export goods carried by maersk line will enjoy a longer freetime outside the standard freetime.

[national day] you need to know these notices!

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snl

dear forwarders and shippers,

[national day] you need to know these notices!

considering the market and cost situation, we decide to collect pss(peak season surcharges) for the shipments import to manila south port and manila north port as followings:

pss rate : usd100/20’, usd200/40’

pay site : manila

payment  : collect

effective date:from/on sep, 10th ,2018 etd from all original loading ports.

any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact with us.

[national day] you need to know these notices!

msc

port congestion surcharge (cgs) to mukalla :

[national day] you need to know these notices!

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cosco

customer advisory on mozambique customs strengthening the requirement of original bill of lading at customs clearance for imported cargo.

dear valued customers,

[national day] you need to know these notices!

mozambique customs authorities has released order which requires original bill of lading be presented for customs clearance.( for more information of the requirements, please see read more

cosco shipping lines will comply with and implement the requirement, the application for sea waybill and telex release will not be accepted. please kindly be noted and make appropriate arrangement for your shipments. if you need any assistance, please feel free to contact our local office.

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

starting from september 1, a series of new rules and policies will take into effect across china. here are a few policies which have major impacts on you. let’s see how everyday life will be changed!

foreigners can open 

a-share accounts

the csrc further liberalized the rights of foreigners to open a-share securities accounts and revised the corresponding rules. foreigners working in china and foreign employees of domestic listed companies working abroad, whether they are in china or not, can open a-share securities accounts to participate in transactions. 

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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the opening of the a-share account is not for all investors in all countries. they must be from the countries which have established a regulatory cooperation mechanism with the china securities regulatory commission. 

[implementation date] 15/09/2018

these regions can apply for

 chinese residence permit

a new regulation will allow residents of hong kong, macao, and taiwan to apply for residence permits in the chinese mainland. eligible applicants may apply for this permit on a voluntary basis, according to the officials. 

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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with a residence permit, residents from hong kong, macao, and taiwan will enjoy more rights, basic public services, and other conveniences relating to their study, work, business operation, and life in the mainland.

[implementation date] 01/09/2018

lost passport & 

reissue visa instantly 

the public security exit and entry administration provides instant acceptance and approval for foreigners who have the following three situations:

  • for foreigners who need to re-issued their visas for the loss of their passports;

  • for a foreign crew member and his accompanying family members urgently need to apply for a staying permit to leave the port city and leave china;

  • for a member of a foreign tour group urgently needs leave china.

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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after the implementation of the new deal, it is estimated that nearly 30,000 foreigners can enjoy emergency services in an emergency every year.

[implementation date] 01/09/2018

20 convenient traffic 

management services

the ministry of public security has concentrated on launching 20 new measures for the reform of the traffic management in four aspects, which will be fully implemented from september. 

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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including:

  • fully implement cross-provincial inspections of small cars, trucks and medium-sized passenger cars;

  • for vehicles that are exempt from inspection within 6 years, they can apply for the exemption mark directly after verifying the insurance through the internet service platform;

  • relax the application for small car driving licenses in different places.

[implementation date] 01/09/2018

new national standard 

of express packaging

the newly series of national standards of “express delivery packaging” revised which will soon be implemented. three new requirements for packaging, including:

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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  • advocate the use of biodegradable materials to significantly reduce the use of inks;

  • reduce the quantitative requirements for express envelope paper and promote light-weight and high-strength raw materials in the express delivery industry;

  • encourage express box to be reused.

[implementation date] 01/09/2018

prices of 14 kinds of 

anticancer drugs will be cut

in order to further alleviate the economic burden of cancer patients, the national medical insurance bureau lower the payment standards and purchase prices of 14 kinds of anti-cancer drugs, and request that all provincial-level drug procurement platforms should be in accordance with the new adjusted price before the end of september. 

ready? all new policies take effect tomorrow!

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it is expected that from september, patients will be able to purchase anti-cancer drugs with lower prices.

[implementation date] sept

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

110 online e-government services were officially lunched on “yueshengshi” (a mini program within wechat) at a press conference held by the guangdong provincial public security department on august 29th, including a service platform for expats living in guangdong.

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

110 online e-government services were lunched on august 29th. (photo: soutcn.com)

“since may this year, more than 5 million people have enjoyed the services provided by ‘yueshengshi’, including entry & exit, traffic management and more,” said sun taiping, deputy director general of the guangdong provincial public security department. 

“it is expected that once 110 services are launched, people can save themselves the trouble of filling in 1180 information and submitting 258 documentation.”

“a total of 243 online e-government services will be fully launched by the end of this year.” added sun.

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

police demonstrating the services available on “yueshengshi”. (photo: southcn.com)

in terms of the entry and exit services for expats, spokesman of guangdong provincial public security department indicated that the services are already available in three pilot areas, including foshan, dongguan and ports in zhuhai.

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

the service area for expats living in guangdong

through this service area, expats living in foshan and dongguan, as well as foreigners who enter chinese mainland from ports in zhuhai, can make an appointment to apply for visa renewal (c, f, g, j2, l, m, q2, r, s2, x2), permanent residences and port visa.

a spokesperson for the guangdong provincial public security department stated that expats living in guangdong and foreigners who enter the chinese mainland from ports in zhuhai can make an appointment; selecting both the time and location and fill in their personal information in advance, with no need to wait in line. 

in this way, the talent flow through the guangdong-hong kong-macau greater bay area will be enhanced, leading to quicker and more comprehensive development of the region.

at present, the service area homepage is in chinese. “the english version will be released later,” said liu chenghong, deputy director of the entry & exit bureau of guangdong provincial public security department. “if all goes well in the pilot areas, such services will be put into operation throughout guangdong.”

how to use it?

1

long press the qr-code

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

2

click here

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

3

click the service area

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

4

click expat services

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

5

service type

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

6

make an appointment

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

7

fill in the information

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

8

choose the place and time

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

9

fill in your personal information

good news! to enjoy entry & exit services on wechat!

10

confirm your appointment

nationwide, guangdong took the lead in improving public services by launching the “digital government” reform act on may 21st.

the province phased its launch of the special reform — the yueshengshi mini program on wechat, enabling local residents to complete a great deal online in a much more efficient way than ever before available.

the mini program also offers specially designed features for the disabled, including nine basic services related to living allowances, taxation and application for a new disability certificate. earlier, this required the individual to go to government departments multiple times in person, but now they need only go to the hospital once and the rest of the procedures can be completed online.

the platforms also offer special discount codes for taking buses, buying medicine from pharmacies, and can even help solve labor disputes.

these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

the ministry of public security held a press conference in beijing on aug 28, 2018, and the state immigration administration announced that 22 new measures were introduced to promote opening up and improve the exit and entry services.

these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

new changes to visa 

since sep 1, immediate visa approval will be available for foreigners in urgent need. among them, 3 new measures to visa will be launched:

these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

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for foreigners who lose their passports and need to re-issue their visa, they can enjoy an instant acceptance and approval process, to remedy their emergency.

the above situation is on the basis of the explanation letter provided by inviting unit, and the foreigner’s transport (boat, plane, train) ticket is booked.

these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

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2

if the foreign crew member and their accompanying family members need urgently to apply for residence certificate to leave the port city and leave the country, they can enjoy immediate acceptance by the ship’s agency guarantee letter and the transport (boat, plane, train) ticket with confirmed date and seat.

3

for a member of a foreign tour group urgently needs to apply for a visa to separate from the group and leave the country, they can use the letter of explanation provided by the host travel agency and the plane (railway / boat) ticket with the confirmed date and seat to apply.

currently, these take within 7 working days, but will be done instantly after sep 1.these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

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these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

online declaration and immigration inspection

implement the online declaration and immigration inspection procedures on international shipping vessels, no longer submit paper declarations.

the person in charge of the entry and exit or his agent of the exit and entry business, shall declare the information of vessel and crew through the public security entry and exit internet service platform or the “single window” of international trade.

these changes to china’s exit & entry you need to know!

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after the implementation of the new measures, it is estimated that nearly 30,000 foreigners  per year can enjoy the convenience of urgent affairs.

the inspection procedures for entry and exit vessels can be saved more than 200,000 hours per year, and the time for arrival and departure of ship will be significantly shortened,which will save a lot of cost and improve customs clearance efficiency.