The MoU on development of the inspection and quarantine cooperation mechanism among nine provincial-level regions along the New Eurasian Continental Bridge(NECB), a land route extending from China’s coastal city of Liangyungang to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, was signed in Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu Province on August 19. The AQSIQ’s Minister Wang Yong and Jiangsu’s Governor Luo Zhijun were present at the signing ceremony, and the AQSIQ’s Vice Minister Wei Chuanzhong and Jiangsu’s Vice Governor Zhang Weiguo delivered speeches respectively.
With the entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureaus in the nine provincial-level regions including Shanxi, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang jointly signing the MoU, it will help reduce the import and export clearance procedures for businesses along the land route and lower the cost needed accordingly.
Wei said, the local Party committees and governments of the nine provincial-level regions attach great importance to quality inspection and quarantine, and have been providing quality inspectors with great support for many years. The MoU was signed with the aim to advance coordinated regional development, the greater quality management mechanism and quality inspection culture. Wei called for the nine quality inspection agencies to focus on development of a cooperation platform with specific, open and effective mechanism, and exert efforts to enhance supervision and administration capabilities to promote implementation of the cooperation mechanism.
The cooperation mechanism will help provide a satisfactory platform for the rapid growth of the economic belt along the Continental Bridge, and as a new approach to regional development, it will greatly benefit import-export businesses alongside the route, Zhang said, adding that Jiangsu will always make all-out efforts in collaboration.
According to the MoU, these quality inspection agencies will carry out cooperation in joint supervision and administration, facilitating clearance and information sharing, and develop a regional cooperation platform with contacting points set up to coordinate and solve problems occurring in trans-regional port inspection. The system for transfer of data on export goods will be used to enhance verification efficiency and risk detection, and the emergency response mechanism on transit quarantine developed. In addition, the quality inspection agencies will seek the new modes of developing cooperative breeding and planting demonstration areas and bases in the eastern, central and western regions, and enhance full-scale cooperation by ensuring mutual recognition of bases, sharing of materials, coordinated supervision, deepened cooperation and standardized service. The strengths of the government, businesses, social sector, and supervision departments will be integrated to form the greater quality management mechanism.
Wang also attended the unveiling ceremony of the Agglomeration and Supervision Demonstration Area for Suzhou's Export Automobiles and Components held in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), August 18.