Shanghai Customs Heightens Supervision of Dangerous Goods by Means of Big Data


As the largest import and export channel for dangerous goods packed in containers, Shanghai accounts for around half of China’s total import and export volume. Currently, there are more than 6,600 businesses declaring their imports of hazardous chemicals at the Shanghai port, and about 80% of the consignees are enterprises located in the Yangtze River Delta region.

To better facilitate the risk prevention and control of dangerous goods, Shanghai Customs is proceeding to build a collaborative supervision mechanism by means of big data. By giving full play to the role of cross-border commerce big data platform, the bureau has improved its capability to identify risks and conduct targeted countermeasures accurately. Specifically, it has carried out risk analysis on the declaration, storage and transport of hazardous chemicals, built an intelligent risk prevention and control model, and established an automatic categorization and surveillance model for the import and export of precursor chemicals and hazardous chemicals.

According to statistics, as of the end of July this year, Shanghai Customs has supervised a total of 53,000 imported and exported dangerous goods, detected and transferred 107 cases to relevant authorities involving false declarations and inspection evasion, etc. of 3,025 tons of dangerous goods. Through risk analysis, the bureau has inspected 706 cases, of which 128 are false or concealed declarations of dangerous goods.

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Chemlinked, 14-09-22