Linyi pilots cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot area

46 Chinese cities were approved recently to set up cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot areas by the State Council. Linyi, Dongying and Weifang were the only three cities enrolled in the pilot areas in Shandong province. 

Together with Qingdao, Weihai, Jinan and Yantai, a total of 7 cities in Shandong become cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot areas.

The e-commerce of Shandong province presented a positive trend in the first quarter of this year, with the import and export volume reaching 740 million yuan, up 114.6 percent year on year. Of this, exports totaled 560 million yuan, an increase of 90.8 percent, and imports amounted to 190 million yuan, surging 242.9 percent.

The cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot area has been expanded for several times, and now the number of cities has reached 105. The newly-added cities will replicate and promote the experience and practices of the previous four batches of comprehensive pilot zones to push forward industrial transformation and upgrading, carry out brand construction, guide the comprehensive development of cross-border e-commerce, make every effort to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, and promote the high-quality development of trade.

Data of the provincial business department shows that the cross-border e-commerce of Shandong province flourishes in recent years. Provincial-level entities of cross-border e-commerce have reached 136, and more than 10,000 traditional foreign trade enterprises and manufacturing enterprises have realized new development via cross-border e-commerce.