The General Administration of Customs of China announced on January 18 that the mutual recognition of “Authorized Operators” (AEO) between China and Uruguay Customs will be officially implemented on January 26. When customs clearance of imported and exported goods, the customs of China and Uzbekistan provide each other with the following customs clearance facilitation measures: apply a lower document review rate; reduce the inspection rate of imported and exported goods; give priority to inspection of goods that require physical inspection; designate Customs liaison officer, responsible for communicating and solving the problems encountered by AEO enterprises in customs clearance; due to the increase of security alert level, border closure, natural disasters, dangerous emergencies or other major accidents caused by interruption of international trade, priority will be given to customs clearance after trade is resumed .
On February 4, 2022, the customs of China and Russia signed the “Arrangement on Mutual Recognition of “Certified Operators” between the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federal Customs Administration. In 2021, the bilateral trade value between China and Russia will exceed 900 billion yuan (RMB, the same below) for the first time, reaching 948.66 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.6%. China has been Russia’s largest trading partner for 12 consecutive years.
So far, China has signed AEO mutual recognition agreements with 22 economies including Singapore, the European Union, and South Africa, covering 48 countries (regions), and the number of countries (regions) in mutual recognition ranks first in the world. Among them, there are 32 countries jointly building the “Belt and Road”, 5 members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and 13 Central and Eastern European countries.