December 24, 2015, the press conference for the official operation of Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone as well as the ceremony for the first cargo clearance in Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone had been held successfully. Li Xixin, the vice director of the Lanzhou New Area Administration, chaired the ceremony. Ju Baoqing, the director of the Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone Administration, made an overall introduction about the bonded area of the Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone. Ren Fukang, the deputy director of GSDOFCOM, made a speech himself. Liu Wei, the vice commissioner of Lanzhou Customs, declared that the first cargo in Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone had been cleared and might be transported abroad right away. Many government officials, including those of the Department of Commerce, Gansu Entry -Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Gansu Industrial & Commercial Administration Bureau, Gansu State Taxes Bureau, Lanzhou Customs, Gansu Aviation Airport Group and Gansu Provincial Port Administration Office, attended the ceremony.
Located in the middle point of the neighboring capital cities of Lanzhou, Xining and Yinchuan, this Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone settled itself down at a golden joint position alongside the New Silk Road Economic Belt. The approved covering area was 3.39km2 while the actual coverage area became 2.86km2. It is designed to deal with the logistics business in groups. The proposed investment for Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone amounted to 4.33 billion Yuan. To this date, the actual investment carried out for it totaled to 1.44 billion Yuan. The total construction area completed already covered 400,000m2, with 22 enterprises settled down in the Zone to date. Lanzhou New Area Free Trade Zone becomes the special zone supervised by the Chinese Customs with the most favored policies, the best whole-set functions, the most convenient clearing procedures and highest opening-up level in our province. Concentrated on the production and sales of electronic information, top-level equipment manufacturing, bio-medicine, farm produce processing, cross-border e-commerce and import goods, the zone mainly attracts those related foreign processing plants to join in.
Ren Fukang, the deputy director of GSDOFCOM, made a speech himself on the ceremony.
The first Cargo Clearance had been commenced smoothly.