Yachts from Hong Kong and Macao can now berth at Guangdong ports with ease, after streamlined entry measures were put in place cutting the whole process down to just 20 minutes.
A Macao-based yacht berths at Nansha Marina in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after going through new customs procedures on July 24. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
On June 20, the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Public Security, General Administration of Customs and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine all approved the scheme to support yachts from Hong Kong and Macao, giving them "free travel" to the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
The scheme makes it much easier and faster for yachts from Hong Kong and Macao to be inspected by the entry-exit administration. A range of innovations have been made in terms of customs clearance, supervision and inspection.
Yachts from Hong Kong and Macao berth at Nansha Marina in Guangzhou on July 24. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The "free travel" for yachts from Hong Kong and Macao to China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone will boost the yacht industry in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, enrich tourism routes and further promote the construction of a world-class tourism zone in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, according to a spokesperson of Guangzhou customs.
The customs policy will boost the yacht industry in Guangdong. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
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