On June 26, the General Administration of Customs held a press conference in Hengqin New Area, to announce the introducing of 24 measures, in 10 areas, to support the opening up and development of the said New Area. The Deputy-General of the General Administration of Customs. Mr. Zun Yibiao, and the Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, Ms. Zhao Yufang were present at the said press conference and delivered their respective speeches.

I – The General Administration of Customs attaches great importance to the implementation of policies for the development of Hengqin
Upon approval of the Overall Development Plan of Hengqin, the General Administration of Customs took the initiative to organize nine ministries to jointly study and analyse innovative customs clearance systems. In the ensuing study on the positioning, customs policies and tax incentives to be applied in Hengqin, led by the National Development and Reform Commission, the General Administration of Customs has participated actively in the respective works and fully supported the opening up and development of Hengqin.

II – The General Administration of Customs have launches 24 measures to support the New Hengqin Area
The 24 measures introduced by the General Administration of Customs to support the opening up and development of Hengqin New Area cover 10 areas, namely, the acceleration of the construction of port (checkpoint) facilities, innovative system and measures for customs clearance, development of Hengqin´s advantages, granting of tax incentives, acceleration of the construction of the Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Industrial Park, promotion of regional economic development, computerization of customs administrative procedures, support the construction of major protects, severe punishment for smuggling and other illegal activities and strengthen the response capacity of the customs. These were, in fact, important measures launched by the General Administration of Customs to accelerate the opening up and development of Hengqin New Area.

III – General Administration of Customs grants Hengqin unique advantageous policies
The 24 measures to support Hengqin New Area introduced by the General Administration of Customs cover the construction of the port (immigration and customs checkpoint), industrial development, system innovation and tax incentives, thereby  granting Hengqin unique advantages. The General Administrative of Customs states that it will, in the future, continue to actively implement the relevant policies formulated by the Nation, set up surveillance by Customs, implement the various preferential policies, strengthen communication and coordination with the local party and government, and promptly study the issues that will arise in the light of the new situation, so as to further promote the opening up and development of Hengqin.