Cross-border e-commerce injects new vitality into Xinjiang's open economy


Developing new trade formats such as cross-border e-commerce is an important measure to promote the high-quality development of foreign trade, and an important carrier to promote the transformation of the channel economy into an industrial economy and a port economy. Since this year, Xinjiang has accelerated the innovative development of new forms and models of foreign trade, continued to promote the construction of four comprehensive cross-border e-commerce pilot zones, including Urumqi, Kashgar, Alashankou, and Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, expanded the scale of cross-border e-commerce import and export, and unleashed new energy for foreign trade growth. Vigorous enough to enter the Ximen Bonded Direct Purchase Center located in Urumqi City, more than 1000 types of cross-border imported goods such as bags and cosmetics from more than 30 countries and regions around the world are dazzling. "Duty free and with promotional benefits, it also saves the hassle of carrying, and it can be delivered home the next day." Urumqi citizen Mekreyi Kurban scanned the code on his mobile phone and placed an order on the app at the scene. "Buying the world" is a popular activity here, while "selling the world" is gaining momentum there. On January 10th of this year, a full cargo plane loaded with cross-border e-commerce goods such as clothing, luggage, etc. flew from Urumqi Diwobao International Airport to Aktobe, Kazakhstan. It is the first time in Xinjiang to open a special line for cross-border e-commerce full cargo aircraft. Relying on the construction of a comprehensive cross-border e-commerce pilot zone, Urumqi has established a new model from road transportation, railway transportation, air transportation to land air multimodal transportation, and promoted "Made in China" to the world. On April 1, 2022, a special cross-border e-commerce export train full of goods will leave Khorgos railway port and leave for Kazakhstan. This is the first cross-border e-commerce special train starting from Khorgos Station. In a warehouse in the Alashankou Comprehensive Bonded Zone, staff are skillfully labeling e-commerce packages. "Most of these packages come from places such as Zhejiang, and after overseas consumers place orders through the Internet, the goods are exported to European countries through roads and railways." Li Rui, Deputy General Manager of Xinjiang Silk Road Gangtong Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd., said that cross-border e-commerce user consumption is continuing to improve. According to statistics from Xinjiang's commerce department, Xinjiang's cross-border e-commerce import and export in 2022 reached 8.52 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 311.6%. Since this year, there has been an endless stream of cross-border e-commerce orders. In the first two months, cross-border e-commerce imports and exports have reached 1.62 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 326.3%. Strong Resilience Since the first export cross-border e-commerce retail business was launched in January 2020, the business scale of Alashankou City has rapidly transformed from a blowout to high-quality development. On March 21, 2023, workers were sorting goods for loading at the Alashankou cross-border e-commerce sorting center. "We have continuously increased our efforts to attract investment in cross-border e-commerce, and have successively introduced a number of well-known enterprises such as Shunfeng, Cainiao, and Dayang Logistics to settle in the cross-border e-commerce industrial park." said Palhati Abletti, director of the cross-border e-commerce office of the Alashankou Bureau of Commerce and Industrial Informatization, which undoubtedly injected a strong impetus into the development of the cross-border e-commerce industry. In order to optimize the market environment, Alashankou City has successively constructed 5000 square meters of cross-border e-commerce supervision stations, purchased software and hardware equipment and systems, developed and launched the "Alashankou cross-border e-commerce comprehensive service platform", and simultaneously promoted the construction of "six systems" such as information sharing, financial services, and intelligent logistics. Cross border

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