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Second-tier channels of Hengqin to start operational testing from Feb. 1

Several "second-tier" channels in the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, including Hengqin Bridge, Hengqin Tunnel, and Shenjing Passage, are scheduled to start comprehensive operational testing from February 1, 2024, according to a recent notice issued by the Economic Development Bureau of the Cooperation Zone.

Currently, there are seven customs surveillance zones in five "second-tier" channels, located at Hengqin Bridge, Hengqin Tunnel, Shenjing Passage, Hengqin Wharf, Hengqin North Station on the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Urban Rail Extension Line, as well as Hengqin Station and Zhuhai Changlong Station. Another customs surveillance zone is under construction in the south of Shizimen Tunnel.

The second-tier channels at Hengqin Bridge. (Photo: Nanfang Daily)

It is worth noting that in the "second-tier" channels, Customs will inspect the goods that travelers bring with them when leaving the Zone. According to the regulations, when travelers (excluding non-resident travelers) carry goods with a value of no more than 8,000 RMB (including 8,000 RMB) and enter the Chinese mainland via the "second-tier" channels from the Zone, their goods will be released duty-free by Customs. Non-resident travelers will still have to comply with the existing regulations on imported goods.

Reporter | Abby

Editor | Steven, James

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