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Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Policies and Measures of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality for Building the Demonstration Zone for Creative Promotion of Import Trade

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Normative Document No 2 [2022] of the Bureau of Commerce of Nansha Development Zone of Guangzhou Municipality

Notice by the Bureau of Commerce of Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone of Guangzhou Municipality on Issuing the Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Policies and Measures of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality for Building the Demonstration Zone for Creative Promotion of Import Trade

All towns (street communities), departments of and agencies directly under Nansha Development Zone (Nansha district),

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Policies and Measures of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality for Building the Demonstration Zone for Creative Promotion of Import Trade are hereby issued to you for your compliance and implementation. Problems encountered in the implementation shall be directly reported to the Bureau of Commerce of Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone of Guangzhou Municipality.

Bureau of Commerce of Nansha Economic and
Technological Development Zone of Guangzhou Municipality

Aug 5, 2022

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Policies and Measures of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality for Building the Demonstration Zone for Creative Promotion of Import Trade

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 To fully implement the Policies and Measures of Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality for Building the Demonstration Zone for Creative Promotion of Import Trade (hereinafter referred to as the measures), earnestly perform application acceptance, review recognition, policy implementation, organizational guarantee, etc. and ensure openness, transparency, fairness, and justice, these Detailed Rules are formulated in light of the realities of Nansha district.

Article 2 The detailed rules are applicable to enterprises or institutions that have a sophisticated financial management system and independent legal person status, conduct independent accounting, and whose place of industrial and commercial registration, place of tax authority, and place of tax statistics are in Nansha district.

Article 3 The import values herein shall be subject to the annual data of the applicant enterprise (institution) included in the district statistics.

Article 4 The commerce department, policy innovation department, and financial department of Nansha district (hereinafter referred to as the competent business departments) shall undertake the overall coordination and specific implementation of the measures.

Chapter II Reward for Chain Introduction and Chain Supplementation

Article 5 (I) For newly registered import wholesale enterprises with annual operating revenue reaching 100 million yuan ($14 million), 300 million yuan, and 500 million yuan, a one-off reward of 500,000 yuan, 1 million yuan, and 2 million yuan will be given respectively in the year when such revenues are included in Nansha's statistical data.

(II) For newly registered import retail enterprises with annual operating revenue reaching 25 million yuan, 50 million yuan, and 100 million yuan, a one-off reward of 500,000 yuan, 1 million yuan, and 2 million yuan will be given respectively in the year such revenues are included in Nansha's statistical data.

1. Newly registered enterprises refer to those newly established in Nansha or newly moved into Nansha since Jan 1, 2021.

2. Import wholesale enterprises and import retail enterprises refer to the above-scale wholesale and retail enterprises in Nansha district that are included in the Yitaobiao Online Direct Reporting Platform (Guangdong) in both the year of declaration and that of reward application, and whose import value has been included in Nansha's statistical data in the very year.

3. The amount of reward shall not exceed 100 percent of the enterprise's annual economic contribution to the district in the very year. The standard shall be as follows:

The reward standards for newly registered import wholesale enterprises shall be as follows:

(1) If the annual operating revenue reaches 100 million yuan, a one-off reward of 500,000 yuan will be given;

(2) If the annual operating revenue reaches 300 million yuan, a one-off reward of 1 million yuan will be given;

(3) If the annual operating revenue reaches 500 million yuan, a one-off reward of 2 million yuan will be given.

The standards of reward for newly registered import retail enterprises shall be as follows:

(1) If the annual operating revenue reaches 25 million yuan, a one-off reward of 500,000 yuan will be given;

(2) If the annual operating revenue reaches 50 million yuan, a one-off reward of 1 million yuan will be given;

(3) If the annual operating revenue reaches 100 million yuan, a one-off reward of 2 million yuan will be given.

Article 6 A one-off reward of 200,000 yuan will be given to newly registered enterprises that are listed as National Supply Chain Innovation and Application Demonstration Enterprises, or Top 200 Import Enterprises in China by China Customs, and conduct import business in Nansha district. In case enterprises that have won the above titles set up level-1 subsidiaries for the first time and carry out import business in the district, a one-off reward of 100,000 yuan will be given.

1. National Supply Chain Innovation and Application Demonstration Enterprises shall be subject to the latest enterprise list published by the Ministry of Commerce; the Top 200 Import Enterprises in China shall be based on the latest enterprise list published by China Customs.

2. Newly registered enterprises refer to those legally registered in Nansha according to the law since Jan 1, 2021, including newly established enterprises and newly settled enterprises. For the first year in which goods import declaration has been made, a one-off reward of 200,000 yuan will be given.

Article 7 Newly registered or first-time AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Advanced Certified enterprises will be given a one-off reward of 200,000 yuan; those acquiring AEO Advanced Certification again after a review will be given a one-off reward of 100,000 yuan.

1. For AEO Advanced Certified Enterprises that have moved to Nansha district on or after Jan 1, 2021, and first-time AEO Advanced Certified Enterprises in Nansha district, a one-off reward of 200,000 yuan will be given.

2. For AEO Advanced Certified Enterprises in Nansha district obtained again the very certification after a review since the issuance of these Measures, a one-off reward of 100,000 yuan will be given.

Article 8 Those who introduce their upstream and downstream enterprises to the district will be given a one-off reward of 50,000 yuan, provided that the cooperative import value of the two parties in the past three years has reached $10 million.

1. The reward receivers shall be enterprises in Nansha district that introduce their purchasers, suppliers, and other cooperative enterprises.

2. The cooperative import value of the two parties in the past three years refers to the total cooperative trading import value of the introducer enterprise and the introduced enterprise, and such a number shall reach $10 million in the three calendar years before the year of application.

3. After the introduced enterprise moves in and carries out business, the introducer can only apply for the reward for business introduction once regarding one enterprise.

Chapter III Reward for Greater Development

Article 9 For those whose annual import value is over $500 million, with year-on-year growth over five percent, those whose annual import value ranges from $100 million to $500 million, with year-on-year growth over 10 percent, and those whose annual import value ranges from $50 million to $100 million, with year-on-year growth over 15 percent (financial leasing enterprises excluded), a reward will be given at 0.01 yuan per $1 of increment, subject to a maximum amount of 3 million yuan per enterprise per year.

1. Increment refers to the difference between the import value of the enterprise included in the statistical data of Nansha district in the very current year and such an amount in the same period of the previous year. For newly established enterprises or newly settled enterprises in the very current year, the latter will be deemed zero.

2. "Financial leasing enterprises excluded" means that enterprises that carry out import business in the way except financial leasing will be not included; this policy can be applied to financial leasing enterprises that import in the form of general trade.

Article 10 For enterprises with an annual import and export amount of $65 million or less, and a year-on-year growth rate of processing trade imports higher than -13 percent (RMB YoY), a reward will be given at 0.015 yuan per $1 that exceeds its benchmark target value, subject to a maximum annual amount of 1 million yuan per enterprise. Where the amount is less than 10,000 yuan, the reward will not be given.

The benchmark target value refers to the benchmark target growth rate, namely, the higher value between the import growth rate of processing trade in Guangzhou and that in Nansha district in the same period, and will be based on such benchmark target growth rate and the enterprise's import value of processing trade.

Chapter IV Reward for Imports of Key Categories

Article 11 For a domestic consignee importing fresh and cold chain products via the port of Nansha, and whose annual import value reaches $10 million, where it is a newly registered enterprise, it will be rewarded with 0.01 yuan for every $1 of the annual import value in the first year; where it is an existing enterprise, it will be rewarded with 0.02 yuan for every $1 of its annual growth. This reward is subject to a maximum amount of 2 million yuan per enterprise per year. For a domestic consignee who imports via the port of Nansha and passes the inspection and quarantine of the customs, a subsidy will be given at 1,800 yuan per cold chain container (those who have enjoyed the subsidy for fiscal inspection excluded).

1. Rewards for importing fresh and cold chain products

(1) This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that are registered in Nansha district, serve as "domestic consignees" on the customs declaration form, and whose import and export value is included in Nansha's statistical data.

(2) Imported fresh and cold chain products refer to goods with HS Code beginning with "0201-0209", "03", "0803-0810" and "0504".

(3) Newly registered enterprises refer to those registered on or after Jan 1, 2021 (newly established enterprises and newly settled enterprises included). The first year refers to the year when an enterprise's import value reaches the standard for applying for the reward for the very first time. Existing enterprises refer to enterprises registered before Jan 1, 2021, or those having received the reward for their import value in the first year. Where such amount of an existing enterprise is less than $10 million in the previous year, $10 million shall be taken as the base.

2. Subsidy for inspection of cold chain containers

(4) This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that are "domestic consignees" on the customs declaration form, and whose import and export value is included in Nansha's statistical data. Where the number of eligible cold chain containers is less than 10, no subsidy will be given.

Article 12 For a domestic consignee of imported drugs and medical devices with an annual import value reaching USD 10 million or more, where it is a newly registered enterprise, it will be rewarded with 0.02 yuan for every $1 of the annual import value in the first year; where it is an existing enterprise, it will be rewarded with 0.03 yuan for every $1 of its annual growth. This reward shall be subject to a maximum amount of two million yuan per enterprise per year.

1. This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that are registered in Nansha district, serve as "domestic consignees" on the customs declaration form, and whose import and export value is included in Nansha's statistical data.

2. Eligible goods for the reward shall be the imported drugs and medical devices whose HS Codes begin with "30" and "90".

3. Newly registered enterprises refer to enterprises registered in Nansha district on or after Jan 1, 2021 (newly established enterprises and newly settled enterprises included). The first year refers to the year when an enterprise's import value reaches the standard for applying for the reward for the very first time. Existing enterprises shall refer to enterprises registered in Nansha before Jan 1, 2021 according to law.

Article 13 Enterprises with an annual trade amount of imported cultural products and artworks of $10 million and above will be rewarded 100,000 yuan.

The scope of cultural products and artworks shall be subject to the latest product catalog published by the Ministry of Commerce.

Chapter V Reward for Air Freight

Article 14 For enterprises that import and export goods through Nansha's air freight terminal, a reward of 0.5 yuan per kilogram will be given, subject to a maximum amount of 2 million yuan per enterprise per year.

1. This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that are registered in Nansha district, serve as the "domestic consignees and shippers" on the customs declaration form, the "domestic shippers" in the declaration of export list or the "e-commerce enterprises" in the declaration of import list, and whose import and export value is included in Nansha's statistical data.

2. Nansha's air freight terminal refers to Nansha's customs supervision area where air freight operations are carried out. The goods imported and exported through Nansha's air freight terminal include the goods transported from Nansha's air freight terminal to the airport for export, and the goods transported from the airport to Nansha's air freight terminal for import.

3. Enterprises whose annual weight of air freight imports and exports is less than 100 tons will not be rewarded.

Chapter VI Subsidy for Exhibitions

Article 15 Institutions that hold import exhibitions in Nansha will be granted a subsidy to cover 50 percent of organizational costs. This reward shall be subject to 500,000 yuan per institution per year.

1. Import exhibitions refer to exhibitions themed on the import and being held in Nansha district.

2. The subsidy covers the site rental fee, exhibition construction fee, and promotion fee.

Chapter VII Subsidy for Facility Renovation

Article 16 For those who have completed intelligent upgrading and renovation of warehouses, and have invested 2,000 yuan per square meter and above in a single project while having an annual foreign trade volume of over $15,000 per square meter, a subsidy of 10 percent of their actual total investment will be given. This reward shall be subject to 10 million yuan per enterprise per year.

1. The project shall be located in the Nansha Comprehensive Bonded Zone and the area under the supervision of Nansha customs, and the procurement for warehouse upgrading and renovation shall be conducted by means of open bidding.

2. The cost composition of the project shall include fixed assets purchase cost and information system construction cost. The project shall be completed and put into use on or after Jan 1, 2021.

3. The investment amount of the project shall be the ratio of the bid winning amount of the project open bidding to the floor area of the warehouse upgrading and renovation. The annual foreign trade volume per square meter shall be the ratio of the annual foreign trade volume of the warehouse to the warehouse area. The annual foreign trade volume of the warehouse shall refer to the import and export value in the customs account book of the warehouse, which shall be included in Nansha's statistical data. The warehouse area shall refer to the area recorded in the customs account book of the warehouse.

4. No subsidy will be given if the warehouse upgrading area is less than 1,000 square meters.

Article 17 Enterprises in Xiaohu Island Chemical Industry Park, which have installed bonded fuel supply monitoring facilities and information management systems, will be subsidized at 50 percent of the purchase and installation costs, subject to a maximum amount of 1 million yuan per enterprise.

1. The subsidy receivers shall be enterprises qualified for operating bonded oil for international navigation ships.

2. The project shall be completed and put into use on or after Jan 1, 2021.

3. Bonded fuel supply monitoring facilities and information management systems shall be purchased through open bidding.

Chapter VIII Subsidy for Leased Premises

Article 18 Where an enterprise's import value of bonded logistics is $10 million and above, and its annual foreign trade amount per square meter is over $10,000, a subsidy of 10 yuan per square meter per month will be given according to its area of leased premises in the bonded zone and bonded warehouse. This subsidy shall be subject to 1.5 million yuan per enterprise per year.

1. This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that lease bonded warehouses in Nansha district, carry out bonded logistics business, and whose import and export value shall be included in Nansha's statistical data.

2. The annual foreign trade volume per square meter shall refer to the ratio of the annual import and export value of the enterprise to the leased storage area of the enterprise.

Article 19 For enterprises that rent oil storage tanks in Xiaohu Island Chemical Park to carry out bonded fuel oil business, a subsidy of 5 yuan per cubic meter per month will be given, subject to a maximum amount of 1.5 million yuan per enterprise per year.

This reward shall be applicable to enterprises with the operating qualification of bonded oil for international navigation ships.

Chapter IX Subsidy for Tariff Guarantee Insurance

Article 20 For those who affect tariff guarantee insurance from insurance institutions in the district, a subsidy will be given at 30 percent of their actual insurance expenses, subject to a maximum amount of 500,000 yuan per enterprise per year. The total amount of financial support obtained at the district level and above shall not exceed the actual premium paid.

Chapter X Subsidy for Global Traceability Center

Article 21 For enterprises making customs clearance through the port of Nansha and bearing the logo of Global Traceability Center, a subsidy of 0.1 yuan per logo will be given, subject to a maximum amount of 300,000 yuan per enterprise per year.

1. The global traceability system is an institutional innovation achievement with its independent intellectual property rights held by Nansha, Guangzhou and is open to the whole society. Enterprises can join and become co-builders of the global traceability system through the Global Traceability Center's management system built by Nansha District Government.

2. An applicant enterprise is required to join and become a co-builder of the global traceability system and shall have business relationships with the commodities bearing the Global Traceability Center logo, including traders, brands, service providers, etc.

3. The logo of the Global Traceability Center refers to the carrier that is issued only by the management system of the Global Traceability Center to realize the association between the traceable goods and the goods traceability information.

4. The logo of the Global Traceability Center shall be added to the outer package of the traceable goods with one code for one commodity, and the traceable goods shall be cleared through ports in Nansha. The logo can be attached in ways including but not limited to label printing, code pasting, code spraying, laser engraving, etc.

5. Each logo of the Global Traceability Center can be subsidized only once at 0.1 yuan per logo.

Article 22 A one-off reward of 50,000 yuan will be given to enterprises that join the global traceability system for enabling factory-level traceability and whose import volume via the port of Nansha reaches $10 million and above.

1. Factory-level traceability refers to the act where a brand or manufacturer that has joined the global traceability system as the initiator, provides factory inspection reports and other entity capability certificates associated with the factory, and releases the production source information, including information on commodity production, quality, logistics, etc., in the Global Traceability Center management system.

2. This reward shall be applicable to enterprises that are co-builders of the global traceability system and the "domestic consignee" on the customs declaration form of factory-level traceability goods. Within the validity period of these policies, where an enterprise's accumulative value of factory-level traceable goods imported through the port of Nansha reaches $10 million and above, the same enterprise can enjoy the reward only once.

Chapter XI Application and Implementation Procedures

Article 23 Enterprises (institutions) can enjoy rewards if they meet the corresponding conditions. The enterprise (institution) applying for the reward shall submit the application documents via the policy implementation window within the timeframe announced by the competent department. Failure to apply within the prescribed time shall be deemed as a waiver automatically. The specific application time shall be subject to the official announcement.

(I) Enterprise application. The enterprise (institution) shall prepare application documents according to application guidelines issued by the departments in charge, and submit application documents (both originals and copies shall be provided, the original shall be verified, the copies shall be collected, and the copies shall be affixed with the official seal of the enterprise) at the policy implementation window. The staff member at the policy implementation window shall conduct a formal review of the application documents; those who meet the conditions and submit complete application documents shall be accepted and such applications will be handed over to the relevant competent departments. If the conditions are met but the documents are not complete, the applicant shall be informed at one go to supplement and correct the documents within a time limit. If the documents are not supplemented and corrected within a time limit, the application shall be deemed to be abandoned. Those that do not meet the conditions shall not be accepted.

(II)Preliminary review by departments. Each competent department shall verify the authenticity of the application documents, put forward review opinions, and form reward fund arrangement plans.

1. Competent departments, together with statistics, market supervision, and other departments, shall determine the industry category (enterprises above designated scale) and statistics of the enterprises (institutions), and then request department opinions for the relevant documents of eligible enterprises (institutions).

2. The statistics department shall be responsible for verifying the statistical relationship and inclusion of enterprises in statistics; the market supervision department shall be responsible for verifying the industry category and registration of enterprises (institutions); law enforcement departments shall be responsible for checking violations of laws and regulations by the enterprises (institutions) in the previous year; the tax department and other relevant departments shall be responsible for providing relevant data on the contribution made by the enterprises (institutions) to the district economic development.

(III) Panel review. According to requirements on funding, the relevant competent departments shall request the district leaders in charge to convene a review meeting to finalize the support and reward funds for enterprises (institutions). The meeting shall be attended by members of the development and reform department, finance department, commerce department, policy innovation department, market supervision department, statistics department, financial department, audit department, etc. (members of the panel shall be determined according to specific terms of the reward).

(IV) Publication and fund allocation. The competent departments shall publicize a list of proposed support receivers on the website of the Nansha district people's government for five working days. Upon the end of the publication period, the competent departments shall apply to the finance department for allocation of support reward funds in accordance with Measures for the Administration of Budget Expenditure of Nansha District Departments of Guangzhou Municipality and relevant regulations on the administration of organized payment from the National Treasury. The finance department shall go through the procedures for fund verification and allocation in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Where there is any objection to the published results, the competent departments will carry out a re-examination. If the objection is found to be untrue, the objection will not be supported; the review panel will publicize the result together with the next group of support receivers. In case the objection is verified to be true after investigation, the competent business departments shall notify the involved enterprise (institution) of the relevant situations within five working days thereafter.

(V) Follow-up spot check. The competent departments shall, together with the statistics, market supervision, and administrative examination and approval departments, conduct spot checks on the registration of enterprises (institutions) and the progress of local statistics of enterprises (institutions). For enterprises (institutions) whose place of registration is moved out of Nansha and whose statistical data no longer belong to Nansha in the year when they obtain the rewards, the granted reward funds shall be recovered.

Chapter XII Supervision and Inspection

Article 24 Where any enterprise (institution) applying for the reward fund violates national laws and regulations or relevant disciplines by fraud, fund withholding or fund misappropriation, or where the enterprise moves away from its registration and office premise, changes its tax obligations in Nansha district, reduces its registered capital or changes its statistical relationship within 10 years after enjoying the support of this policy, once found, fund issuing departments shall recover the granted reward funds and relevant fruits (determined according to Loan Prime Rate (LPR) for the same period as published by the National Interbank Funding Center with authorization from the People's Bank of China), make a public announcement and notify relevant departments in the district. Moreover, the application of the enterprise (institution) for such funds shall not be accepted within three years. Those involved in violations of laws, regulations and disciplines shall be dealt with in accordance with relevant provisions. For those who have been put on file for investigation and punishment by public security organs where their cases have not been closed yet, the reward shall be suspended. Those suspected of committing a crime shall be transferred to judicial organs; for those convicted of a crime, no reward shall be given.

Article 25 It is strictly forbidden for intermediary organs or individuals to illegally withhold, misappropriate, fraudulently obtain, or falsely claim the reward funds. Any enterprises (institutions) in the area that intercept, occupy, misappropriate or abuse the reward funds in violation of these Detailed Rules shall be punished in accordance with the Regulations on Punishment and Penalty of Financial Violations, and the relevant responsible persons shall be held accountable.

Article 26 The use and management of the funds mentioned herein shall comply with relevant laws, regulations, and policies of the state, with strict implementation of the financial fund management stipulations, and shall be subject to the supervision of the finance, audit, and other departments of the district.

Chapter XIII Supplementary Provisions

Article 27 For enterprises (institutions) and projects with important driving roles or functions, relevant rewards can be determined by the administrative committee and the district government according to specific situations. Enterprises (institutions) that have signed relevant agreements for settling in Nansha shall continue to be rewarded in accordance with the support standards of these agreements. For enterprises (institutions) or projects that enjoy industrial policy support at both the municipal and district levels, if both funds are undertaken by the district, only the reward with the larger amount will be granted. In the case of coincidence of the rewards herein and other support policies of the same kind such as industrial policy, special policy, and the "case-by-case" support policy of Nansha district, the situation with the largest amount of subsidy shall prevail.

Article 28 Responsibilities of relevant competent departments of the measures are as follows:

Regarding the preliminary review, application and allocation application of the reward funds, among the articles of the measures, the commerce department shall be responsible for Articles (1) to (16); the financial department shall be responsible for Article (17); the policy innovation department shall be responsible for Articles (18) to (19); staff members at the policy implementation window shall be responsible for collecting the recognition and reward application documents from enterprises (institutions) in a centralized manner and conducting the formal review; the finance department shall be responsible for the distribution of the reward funds.

Article 29 Unless otherwise specified, the monetary units mentioned in the detailed rules shall be RMB. The amount involved in "reach", "over", "not less than", "a maximum of", and "included" shall be inclusive of the amount. In policy implementation, if foreign currency is involved in pricing, the calculation shall be made according to the foreign exchange rate quoted by the People's Bank of China on the day of reward review.

Article 30 These detailed rules shall come into force on the date of promulgation, and enterprises that meet the requirements from 2021 to 2023 will be rewarded. These detailed rules shall remain in force until Dec 6, 2024.

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