The rapid growth of cross-border e-commerce import and export scale has become a new bright spot in the development of foreign trade. According to data released by the General Administration of Customs, in the first half of this year, the import and export of customs cross-border e-commerce supervision platforms increased by 26.2%, of which exports increased by 28.7% and imports increased by 24.4%.
“Since the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Cainiao’s overseas warehouses have helped merchants maintain export stability, and some merchants’ overseas sales have bucked the trend.” Cainiao’s international supply chain general manager Zhao Jian said that the cross-border e-commerce B2B export reform has brought the export overseas warehouse model into supervision. At the same time, a series of facilitation measures have been provided in terms of customs clearance, inspection and logistics, which will help Cainiao expand the scale of overseas warehouses and facilitate the export of Chinese enterprises’ commodities.
In addition, cross-border e-commerce has increasingly become a new channel to meet the escalating consumer demand of domestic residents. On the one hand, with the blessing of new cross-border e-commerce models, new formats and new technologies, consumers can buy high-quality goods from all over the world as long as they place an order with one click; on the other hand, by introducing more abundant and diversified overseas products, consumption People can access a wider range of suppliers and products with more competitive prices, thereby further releasing consumption potential and driving economic recovery after the epidemic.
Experts said that with the global spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the future foreign trade situation will remain complex and severe. Traditional foreign trade companies will face difficulties such as reduced orders and poor logistics. Cross-border e-commerce is still an important transformation choice for foreign trade companies. Next, relevant departments must continue to introduce favorable policies to support the development of e-commerce, and give full play to the advantages of cross-border e-commerce to guarantee orders, secure markets, and secure shares to help foreign trade overcome difficulties.