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Membership-only warehouse club Sam's Club moves into Xiamen

  Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., moved into the Xiamen free trade area on Feb 3, marking the first Sam's Club store to operate in Xiamen, Fujian province.   The 20,000-square-meter store is located at the Xiangyu bonded logistics industrial park, which is part of the Xiamen FTZ, and sells a wide variety of quality merchandise, including food, clothes, home appliances, and sundries.   As a membership-only warehouse club, Sam's Club helps members to save time and money by selecting cost-efficient products.   Xiong Yanliang,

CNY buying bonanza of imported goods at FTZ fair on Jan 23/24

  A variety of imported goods will be on sale at three venues in Xiamen during the coming weekend (January 23rd to 24th).   Visitors to the venues can also experience exotic New Year’s customs at different booths, and imported goods with special prices will be available at the following venues:       When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 23rd to 24th, 2016   Where:   1. On Xiamen Island     Venue: Square of International Cruise Center Shopping

22 new firms register in Xiamen FTZ per day since April 21

    As of June 11, the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone has introduced 745 enterprises with registered capital of 13.285 billion yuan since its launch on April 21 this year.    Of all the 745 enterprises, 21 are foreign-funded ones with foreign investment of $257 million.    According to the Seventh Cross-Straits Forum on the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the daily increase of newly registered enterprises in the area has risen from 5 to 22.    The import and export trade witnessed rapid

21 foreign-funded enterprises start business in Xiamen FTZ

    As of June 11, the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone has introduced 745 enterprises with registered capital of 13.285 billion yuan since its launch on April 21 this year.    Of all the 745 enterprises, 21 are foreign-funded ones with foreign investment of $257 million.    According to the Seventh Cross-Straits Forum on the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the daily increase of newly registered enterprises in the area has risen from 5 to 22.    The import and export trade witnessed rapid

Xiamen Port teams up with Malaysia's Kelang Port

Port Xiamen in China and Port Kelang in Malaysia sign a letter of intent to establish sister-port relationship on May 25 in Xiamen. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]      The port of Xiamen in east China’s Fujian province and Kelang port in Malaysia signed a letter of intent on May 25 to signal cooperation between the two. Tan Sri Kong Cho Ha, chairman of the Kelang Port Authority, led a delegation to Xiamen Port to push forward deeper bilateral cooperation. Huang Qiang, deputy mayor of Xiamen, met with Kong and the rest of the Malaysian delegation.

Amazon becomes 1st e-commerce firm to settle in Xiamen FTZ

The commerce bureau of Xiamen, Fujian province, the government of Tong'an district, Xiamen, and the e-commerce giant Amazon (China) have signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 5 to announce that Amazon is to become one of the first e-commerce companies settling in the Xiamen section of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the Southeast Express reported. According to the trilateral MOU, Amazon and the Xiamen government will cooperate on trade to and from Taiwan, bringing more Taiwan goods, particularly food, cosmetic products and consumer

Amazon.cn officially settles down in Xiamen free trade zone

    Residents in Xiamen can now enjoy easier overseas shopping via Amazon.cn, which officially announced that it has settled down within the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone. The company also announced, on May 5th, the launch of a “Taiwan Pavilion” which will offer a large selection of Taiwanese products.    Amazon.cn signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with the Xiamen Municipal Government and Tong’an District Government.    Amazon.cn will help domestic products be exported to overseas

Interpretation of Fujian FTZ's development plan

    China's State Council issued a master plan for the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) on April 20, 2015, outlining strategic goals for Fujian to become a leader in institutional innovation, cross-Straits cooperation and a core area on the modern maritime Silk Road. Features of the plan 1. Drive reform through further opening-up The ultimate goals are exploring new development patterns and piling up experience during reforms and opening-up. Fujian will make institutional innovation and transforming government functions. 2. Deepen

2015 Xiamen Shopping Carnival kicks off on April 25

The 2015 Xiamen Shopping Festival kicked off on April 25     The opening ceremony of the 2015 Xiamen Shopping Festival was held at the China City Mall at 16:00 on April 25. The Xiamen Shopping Festival has been successfully held for 8 years. An official WeChat account, the “Xiamen Shopping Festival (厦门购物节)”, was put into service on the same day. Residents can gain gifts by following the account and attending its online events, such as the “Most Welcomed Shopping Spots”. The Xiamen Shopping Festival will focus on

Xiamen launches one-stop service in border ports

People handle their business in Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot FTZ administration service center. [Photo by Lu Ting for China Daily]     The coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province has established a “single-window” in border ports, on April 21. The establishment comes on the same day as the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone’s (FTZ) official inauguration. The “Single Window” service system was jointly set up by the Xiamen Municipal government, Xiamen Customs and the Xiamen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

Premier Li Keqiang's inspection tour to Xiamen FTZ draws crowds

The Premier gave inspection tours to areas in Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangdong before his Fujian visit, and he arrived in the Xiamen area at around 11 a.m. on April 22nd.      The first day after the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone was launched, the area witnessed a surprise visit from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who received a warm welcome from people in the area on April 22nd.    The Premier gave inspection tours to areas in Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangdong before his Fujian visit, and he arrived in the Xiamen area at around 11

Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone holds unveiling ceremony

The unveiling ceremony of the Xiamen Free Trade Area was held at the square in front of Building C (Xiamen District Administration Service Center) of the International Shipping Center Building on Tuesday     Xiamen, Fuzhou, and the Pingtan area of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone held simultaneous unveiling ceremonies on April 21. The unveiling ceremony of the Xiamen Free Trade Area was held at the square in front of Building C (Xiamen District Administration Service Center) of the International Shipping Center Building. There are 5,469 enterprises,

Xiamen FTZ upgrades tax services

A series of measures aimed at offering more effective and convenient tax services to investors have been put into operation in the Xiamen section of the Fujian Free Trade Zone (FTZ), according to the Xiamen Municipal Office of the State Administration of Taxation (SAT). There are currently 18 examination and approval services and 5 types of identification document applications that can be completed on the SAT’s online platform. The office is working hard on a further 12 services concerning tax registration, invoice application, tax reduction or exemption. Once the

Over 120 overseas Chinese merchants visit Xiamen Free Trade Zone

Over 120 overseas Chinese merchants from 21 countries and regions of Europe conducted field business visits to the Xiamen, Fuzhou, and Pingtan sections of the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone. The delegation paid visits to the Xiamen Southeast International Shipping Plaza, the Management Committee of the Haicang Free Trade Port Zone, and the Service Outsourcing Industry Garden on March 29. During their tour, the work leading group of the Xiamen Free Trade Zone, the Haicang Free Trade Port Zone, and the Xiangyu Free Trade Port Zone introduced the information about the Xiamen Free Trade

Fujian FTZ launches service platform to simplify business registration

The Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) has launched a comprehensive service platform that shortens the approval period for a business application to only three days in contrast with more than a dozen days before, Fujian Daily reported on March 26 Thursday. “It is so fast that I obtained my business license three days after the application,” said Wu Jianping, owner of a trading company in Xiamen. The improved efficiency is due to cooperation between different government authorities who have begun to jointly accept applications, according to an official with the
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