The customs of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region introduced a series of new measures to simplify clearance procedures to ensure timely delivery for steel export companies.
"It takes just 30 minutes from clearance to shipment," said Wang Jinsong, a declarant in charge of steel export in Urumqi, the regional capital.
Wang said most of the formalities could be handled locally, which saves both declaration time and storage costs at the Urumqi port.
To help steel export enterprises resume production, the customs and railway departments in Xinjiang have released favorable measures to support China-Europe freight train services.
The customs said the policies would help cut overcapacity, improve efficiency and stabilize exports for major steel companies in the region.