FedEx upgrades China cross-border e-commerce export service

By Damian Brett

FedEx Express has upgraded its cross-border e-commerce export service in southern China as part of a pilot scheme run by China customs.

FedEx customers at its Guangzhou and Xiamen gateways can register and system-dock at their local customs offices and will be able to benefit from a simplified declaration process, priority inspection and returns account management on cross border e-commerce exports.

The express company said that customers using the service will no longer need to pack goods individually and stick air waybills on separate packages. Instead, they can export in batches which will create efficiencies.

FedEx said it had co-operated with Xiamen Customs on the pilot project launched by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC).

The pilot focuses on B2B export supervision in cross-border e-commerce and has been announced in 10 customs offices, including Xiamen and Guangzhou. FedEx is the first international logistics provider to offer this service from the Xiamen Customs district.

Two Fujian customers – including Xiamen Worthfind E-commerce – have already benefited from the upgrade in exporting their first batch of cross-border e-commerce goods successfully. FedEx plans to further extend this service to more cities in south China.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in consumer behavior and spurred online transactions, especially purchase and sales, thus fueling e-commerce in a big way. The post-pandemic era is providing fresh opportunities for many small and medium businesses to further expand into overseas markets,” said Kawal Preet, president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express.

Zhou Xiaoming, deputy general manager, supply chain, Xiamen Worthfind E-Commerce Company, added: “The new cross-border e-commerce B2B supervision pilot project is another big step toward facilitating the development of the cross-border e-commerce industry.

“It provides great convenience to cross-border e-commerce companies like us. Thanks to the special services by FedEx Express, we have the opportunity to be one of the very first pioneer corporations to accomplish the transition from foreign trade to cross-border e-commerce. I look forward to future opportunities and growth of our company.”

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