Chinese Customs Authorities have introduced effective measures to ensure convenient and smooth customs clearance for imported fresh products.
As China's consumer market recovers at an accelerated pace, more and more overseas fresh products are making their way onto Chinese dining tables.
Statistics show that in the second quarter of this year, Beijing Capital International Airport handled 230 million yuan (about $31.92 million) worth of imports, including aquatic products, seafood and fresh fruits. This figure represented a significant increase of nearly 140-fold over the first quarter.
During the same period, imports of specialty agricultural products saw eye-catching growth. Major imported fresh produce fruits were mangosteen, durian and rambutan, while main seafood items were salmon and lobster.
Many enterprises expressed that maintaining freshness is an essential priority when bringing in fresh products from abroad. These fresh products demand efficient transportation, prompt customs clearance, and consistent cold-chain management. With fresh goods, every minute matters.
China's consumer market shows massive potential. In 2022, China imported $2.7 trillion worth of goods, making itself the second largest import market of the world for the 14th consecutive year. This figure accounted for nearly 11% of total world imports.
As consumption structure continues upgrading, consumer demand in China for imported products is becoming more diverse and personalized.
According to data from (GAC) - China's General Administration of Customs, in the first half of 2023, China imported 125.08 billion yuan worth of farmer agricultural products from ASEAN, up 7.5%. Fruit imports totalled 40.54 billion yuan, up 24.1%. Imports of durian and pineapple rose 65 percent and 24.1% respectively.