January 23rd to 25, the World Customs Organization cross-border electricity supplier seminar held in Brussels, belgium. Xin Hai customs declaration as a representative of IFCBA attended the meeting. The meeting was attended by 88 representatives from around the world, respectively, customs representatives, representatives of the association, business representatives. China representative mission to the European Union’s Shao Weijian Alibaba, director of international affairs Xu Jing, a deputy general Xiao Feng, deputy director Wang Min Xin sea customs.
The meeting was divided into four groups, respectively, to explore the cross-border electricity supplier of the 4 topics
1 trade facilitation and simplification of processes,
2) safety and safety of goods;
3) tax collection;
4) statistics and analysis.
After two days of discussion, the team reported on the results of the study on the 25, reached consensus on the following points:
1 cross-border electricity supplier model is defined as B2C mode and C2C mode;
2) the current national customs supervision is facing the challenge of a huge number of individual packages, customs clearance problems, limited resources, the effectiveness of tax issues, and the parties involved in trade regulatory issues; at the same time, the lowest tariff exemption, data quality control, electronic retailers also need to consider the legality authentication.
3 with the development of e-commerce, more and more individuals and a large number of traders involved, the need to constantly enhance public awareness to ensure safety, and illegal channels need to define and control.
4) focus on the efficiency of customs clearance is to declare in advance of reliable information, the customs shall report the data and payment platform, logistics enterprises, business platform and other stakeholders to obtain reliable cooperation, and has the capability of processing the information.
5 in order to promote trade facilitation, it is necessary to establish mutual trust and cooperation based on mutual trust. At the same time, we need the support of government departments, the establishment of cooperation and mutual trust among enterprises in the supply chain.
6 cross-border electricity providers need to determine the risk factors involved in the understanding of the WCO security framework agreement is still valid in this field;
7 customs and express mail, postal exchange of data for risk locking and facilitation.
8. How to ensure the reliability of the data will be the challenge. At the same time, government departments will help to limit the exemption of tax collection, and private organizations that increased allowances will help promote cross-border business and create employment opportunities, how to narrow the gap between the two is also need to consider the exemption.
9 the advantages and disadvantages of the four modes of tax collection and management are discussed, namely, the tax model of the carrier, the seller’s tax model of a single window, the tax model of the third party payment platform, the tax model of the buyer.
The meeting for the second discussion of cross-border electricity supplier meeting, the meeting will be submitted to the results of the WCO in the relevant rules of reference. Xinhai customs introduced China cross-border electricity mode in the conference, and puts forward some suggestions, hope for the development of cross-border electricity supplier offerwords!
WCO electricity supplier working group background:
International Customs Organization WCO is a worldwide customs authority organization, its primary task is to strengthen the efficiency of customs supervision, the customs to help member states achieve their national development goals, especially in the tax collection and management, national security, trade facilitation, trade statistics etc.. In order to achieve this goal, in addition to the permanent WCO Technical Committee, the private sector advisory group (PSCG) will be outside the resident offices set up some work team to deal with related issues, including WCO security working group, the WCO Working Group on trade facilitation agreement, WCO single window working group. The prosperity of e-commerce is the trend in the world, and the World Customs Organization WCO is very concerned about the problem, and in September 2016 WCO established a new electricity supplier working group to discuss the customs to deal with the new format of the measures, and has been successfully held the first group discussion will. This is the second working group meeting.
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