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A national oceanic park to be built at Hua'ao Island

The State Oceanic Administration approved the building of the national oceanic park of Hua'ao Island of Xiangshan County on April 7.

Located to the east of the Sanmen Bay area of Xiangshan County, the Hua'ao Island is about 12 kilometers away from the Shipu Port.

With the geological relics featuring volcanic coastal landscape, the Hua'ao Island has its environmental, natural and cultural advantages in developing the oceanic ecological tourism.

According to the planning of the oceanic park, the project will cover the Hua'ao Island and 24 surrounding reefs as well as the surrounding water area. The park will cover such three functional areas as the major protection area, the ecological and resource restoration area, and the proper utilization area

Models for rural tourism selected

Recently, the Maoyang Township of Xiangshan County, the North Mountain area of Jiangbei District, the Dayan Town of Fenghua District and the Huchen Township of Ninghai County have been selected as the first demonstration zones for rural region-based tourism.

To further promote the element clustering and transformation and upgrading of rural tourism, in May 2016, Ningbo took the lead in China to launch the rural region-based tourism model, and a large group of areas with outstanding tourist resources and good industrial bases started to build the region-based tourism units. The above four demonstration zones have then been selected through on-the-spot inspection, oral defense and ledger check.

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QR code used for customs freight passage at Meishan Port

It is learned from the customs that the Meishan Bonded Port Customs has adopted the QR code for the freight passage of the port. From now on, the enterprises can record their freight inventory to the QR code, which will be scanned and then the trucks can get through the customs, which is less time and effort consuming.
The use of the QR code rather than the traditional IC card helps the enterprises to reduce cost and burden. The enterprise can upload its freight inventories to a QR code at the information management system of the port, and then it can print the code out or post the code to the driver’s mobile phone. When the driver comes to the customs, he can put the code to the special scanner, which will send the information of the inventories confidentially to the backstage system for verification.
"The QR code model facilitates the docking of cargo enterprises and logistics enterprises. Meanwhile, it will save a lot of labor and card costs and makes it more convenient for the internal management." said Manager Geng of Longzhou Logistics Co. Ltd. 
The launching of the QR code system is a new measure of introducing technological means to the customs. "After several months' efforts, we have developed a new-generation smart management system, upgraded the hardware and optimized the backstage system, which has laid a solid technological foundation for the recognition function of the code." said a person in charge from Meishan Port Customs. It will continue with the smart transformation to provide further conveniences for the enterprises concerned

Preferential policies bring benefits to Ningbo companies

It is learned on January 11th that Ningbo Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has saved foreign trade companies in Ningbo RMB80.61m in 2016, among which 41.84m is the exempted amount and 38.77m is the reduced amount. Such benefit these companies enjoy is attributable to a preferential policy issued by AQSIQ.

In August 2013, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued a policy to exempt the inspection and quarantine fees in five consecutive years for export commodity under statutory inspection, including exit goods, transportation tools, containers and other statutory objects to be inspected and quarantined (not including fees for vaccination and physical examination of persons, quarantine treatment fees, etc.). Ningbo CIQ will continue to implement the measures issued by AQSIQ and at the same time promote regional integration, paperless inspection and paperless clearance to release the burdens of foreign trade companies.

VAT E-invoice for the Insurance Sector Launched in Ningbo

It is learnt from the Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Local Taxation on December 15 that VAT e-invoice has been fully launched.
The VAT e-invoice has the same legal effect as the traditional VAT invoice. Citizens are enabled to choose which kind they would like to use and the VAT e-invoice can serve as the credence of reimbursement through legal means. 
Citizens can acquire VAT e-invoices through logging in the website of the insurance company with the number and code of the VAT e-invoice acquired through text messages sent by the issuing agents. Citizens can check, download and print the e-invoice from the website. The acquirement of the e-invoice can be done through telephone, text messages and the Internet. 
Responsible men of Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Local Taxation suggest the e-invoice is recommended for it is more cost-effective, environmental friendly and easier to manage and keep

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