State Council approves cross-border e-commerce zone in Inner Mongolia
The city of Baotou in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region was approved to set up a comprehensive cross-border e-commerce pilot zone. The development of cross-border e-commerce in the region has made breakthrough progress.
The State Council announced that they approved the establishment of cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot zones in Langfang and other 33 cities and regions on Nov 24.
This brings the total number of comprehensive e-commerce pilot cities in Inner Mongolia to five. They are Hohhot, Chifeng, Manzhouli, Ordos and Baotou, respectively.
Baotou in particular has implemented several measures to promote the accelerated development of e-commerce.
Baotou has built a special customs supervision site covering an area of 5,800 square meters, as well as a comprehensive service platform for cross-border e-commerce. The city's customs clearance platform will also open a data connection with Hohhot Customs in the near future.
In recent years, Inner Mongolia has actively promoted the development of cross-border e-commerce, introduced supporting policies, carried out infrastructure construction, opened up logistics channels, and improved service levels.
From January to October this year, the region achieved a cross-border e-commerce import and export volume of 970 million yuan ($138.37 million), an increase of 115 percent compared to all of 2021.
Cross-border e-commerce retail import and export, business-to-business (B2B) export and B2B export overseas warehouse business models have all been opened in the region.