South China Gets Green Lane

Regional customs clearance reform will facilitate the movement of goods between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. It will also expedite customs transit and cargo diversion on the mainland of China, say Hong Kong authorities. The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Logistics Green Lane runs the 51 km (31.6 miles) from Hong Kong Kwai Chung Container Terminal to Shenzhen South China International Logistics Inc. The corridor is monitored by real-time GPS tracking so cross-boundary trucks carrying goods with “unified road cargo manifest” and other electronic customs declaration documents may pass Huanggang checkpoint without stopping for a manual inspection.

One estimate suggests average logistics savings of HK$ 497 (US$ 63) for companies in Dongguan.

Under the new scheme, goods from Macau do not have to be transported by air or sea to Hong Kong for re-export. Instead, the goods can be transported by land to an export container terminal in Zhuhai.

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