New Freight Train Could Boost Cross-Border E-Commerce in China
China is taking new steps to improve cross-border e-commerce, adding a new route to its China-Europe freight train service. The freight’s maiden voyage was from Zhengzhou to Liege in Belgium.
The service, the first of its kind to depart from the capital of central China’s Henan Province, operates under customs surveillance code 9610. China’s General Administration of Customs added the code in February 2014, allowing e-commerce retailers to deliver goods separately and declare all imported and exported goods collectively.
The new service was launched to help alleviate cargo traffic and logistics tracking delays.