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Ceva pioneers new e-commerce customs regime

[ September 16, 2021   //   ]

CEVA Logistics is offering a delivery service from China to Europe using the new Customs Declaration codes 9710 and 9810 for cross-border e-commerce B2B direct exports for e-commerce goods directly exported by sellers, via Alashankou port.

 Ceva says it was the first company to use the codes at the Alashankou border crossing for two pilot shipments in July. The port in northwestern China borders Kazakhstan and recently opened to exports using the codes. Previously, only cargo with general customs clearance was permitted.

The first shipment of nearly 9,000 parcels, departed from Shenzhen China to Frankfurt Germany with a 20-day door-to-door transit time using Ceva’s multimodal TRT (Truck-Rail-Truck) solution. The second shipment of more than 400 higher-value parcels was consolidated using both 9710 and 9810 customs supervision codes using Ceva’s international trucking and was delivered to the UK 16 days later for final distribution.

The new customs codes are intended to help small- and medium-size Chinese companies participate in international trade and more easily develop their international, cross-border business.