Airport City Development Co., Ltd.
29 th Floor, SK Tower, No.6 Jia Jianguomenwai Avenue.
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, P.R.C
Tel: 86-10-6563 2828
Fax: 86-10-6563 2800
China ACL promotes China's economic development through the
investment, development and operation of China's Airport
City ACL aims to participate in the establishment of Beijing Airport City, in order
to promote urban construction and development of Beijing city.
ACL helps transform Beijing into the air logistics hub of Northeast
Asia, and contributes to the economic growth of Asia Pacific
Connection ACL promotes the seamless connection between China and the
rest of the world.
01 CEO Foreword
03 About ACL
07 ACL Introduction The 21st century is more than just a time of international competition, Northeast Asia.
08 Our Vision carried out among metropolises; it is an era of international
09 Our Mission cooperation. As an innovative international joint venture, Airport City As China plays an increasingly important role in the world economy,
Development Co., Ltd. has worked to make meaningful contributions to Beijing's importance, and substantial airline network, positions the
the competition and cooperation between China and the world. ACLP to develop into a critical hub in the global supply chain of
11 About Beijing Airport City
numerous multinational companies. In this role, ACLP will serve
14 Beijing Airport City Market Relevance Just as the railway-fueled economy of the 19 th century, and the as a key part of a global strategic blueprint, helping multinational
15 Beijing Airport City Master Plan highways of the 20 th century did in their own way, the Airport City enterprises set up headquarters, operations centers, and distribution
16 Beijing Airport City Functions was developed around the idea of airports and the aviation industry centers in Beijing. Moreover, ACL will further expand the ACLP, actively
17 Beijing Airport City Contributions boosting the economic growth of metropolitan areas. With insight participate in the construction of the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone,
into the potential of airports, some international urbanized areas and fulfill the goal of building the first airport-based free trade zone in
are developing airport cities as the powerhouse of local economic China. Throughout this process, the ACLP will help drive and promote
19 About Airport City Logistic Park (ACLP)
growth, in order to improve urban functions and to raise national city functions, create job opportunities, and facilitate the healthy
22 ACLP Introduction competitiveness on an international scale. Founded against this development of the Beijing Airport City.
23 ACLP Master Plan backdrop, ACL aims to become China's strongest investor, developer
24 ACLP Functions and operator of airport cities. Systemic and consistent growth is the common feature of successful
countries, cities, enterprises, and employees. The construction of
As the political, economic, and cultural center of China, Beijing has the Airport City Logistic Park(ACLP) and the Beijing Tianzhu Free
31 About Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone (FTZ)
become the growth engine for the development of the "Beijing-Tianjin- Trade Zone has positioned ACL to provide an effective logistic and
35 FTZ Introduction
Hebei metropolitan area", and the surrounding "Bohai economic region". trade platform for Chinese and international enterprises, and thereby
36 FTZ Function With the best airline network in the region, Beijing Capital International promoting cooperation between China and the world. ACL hopes that
37 FTZ Master Plan Airport boasts the 8th largest passenger volume in the world, as well as the development of industries directly related to airport cities will help
a level of air cargo volume that ranks 19th in the world. As a result, the improve the development of local municipalities and enhance overall
38 Milestones necessary external conditions are already in place for the development competitiveness. In addition, ACL will also offer ambitious and aspiring
of a world-class airport city in Beijing. Our goal is to help make the employees opportunities for career advancement and the realization of
Beijing Airport City China's most successful, and to replicate the their dreams.
successful model in other leading cities in China.
The 21st century belongs to China, and for booming cities, the future
The development of the Beijing Airport City will be primarily driven by lies in the development of airport cities.
the Beijing Capital International Airport, with the Airport City Logistic
Park project (ACLP), developed and managed by ACL, serving as the Sincerely,
core catalyst of the airport-based industry. Using a one-stop operations
approach and bonded features, as well as advanced facilities and
comprehensive services, the ACLP will help enterprises improve their
operation efficiency and reduce costs. The ACLP will provide strong Desmond Shum
support for freight shipments at the Beijing Capital International Airport, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
and help the airport become the international air logistics hub in
07 ACL Introduction
Development Co., Ltd. (ACL)
08 Our Vision
09 Our Mission
As one of the key investor, developer and operator of Beijing Airport City, ACL
assumes the task of developing and managing the Airport City Logistic Park (ACLP)
and participates in the construction of the Airport City.
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ACL-Become China’s No.1 Airport City investor, developer and operator.
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Founded in December 2004, Airport City Development Co., Ltd. (ACL) was
established by Capital Airports Holding Company and other institutions,
including Shunyi District People's Government, with the approval of the Civil
Aviation Administration and the Department of Commerce. ACL functions as the
main operating entity, fully in charge of the planning, construction and operation
management of the Airport City Logistic Park (ACLP), which aims to facilitate the
expansion of the flight area and Terminal 3 to make Beijing Capital International
Airport the international air logistics hub in the Northeast Asia.
The Airport City Logistic Park (ACLP) plays a significant role in promoting the
development of Beijing’s air cargo industry through the establishment of high-
volume and efficient modern air cargo and logistics facilities. These facilities
function not only as a cargo processing center, but also as an air cargo port
operation center, bonded logistic center, and integrated airport management
center, which includes: cargo import and export, services, logistics, and
administrations. At an initial investment value of RMB 4 billion, ACLP offers air
cargo and value-added services that facilitate the efficient one-stop air cargo
operation system for airlines, forwarders, ground services companies, customs,
and 3rd party logistics companies.
With a land area of 3.4 million square meters, ACLP is comprised of five
functional zones: the Air Cargo Terminals, Express Center, Custom Supervision
Area, Bonded Logistic Center, and Office Complex, where the Beijing Airport
Customs, Inspection, and Quarantine are located. Key cargo facilities are
located adjacent to the Airport parking apron and have access to the airport
runway. With a land area of 155,000 square meters in Phase 1, the Beijing Airport
City Bonded Logistic Center were officially granted approval by the General
Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China, and is the first nation-
wide airport-based facility of this kind. Since November 2007, an area of 60,000
square meters has been made operational; a 300,000-square-meter warehouse
and a 100,000-square-meter office area will be put into operation before the end
With the foundation of ACLP, ACL will be involved in the planning, development
and operations of Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone in Shunyi District. In addition,
they will extend the functions of air cargo bonded logistics, and develop
business models that include bonded warehousing, sorting and distribution,
consignment and maintenance, and display and exhibition in the Free Trade
Zone. ACL is dedicated to fulfilling the goal of building the first airport-based free
trade zone in China in order to further boost the development of the economy in
In order to better utilize the pivotal location of the Beijing Capital International
Airport in Northeast Asia, promote the regional economic development of
Shunyi, Chaoyang and Tongzhou districts, as well as further enhance the
international competitiveness of Beijing (Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and Bohai
economic circle), ACL is also actively involved in the planning and development
of the Beijing Airport City. Once established, the Beijing Airport City will evolve
into a multi-functional architectural mega-structure centered on the airport,
integrating air transport, logistics, shopping malls, tourism and leisure centers,
and industrial development. This will significantly drive the economic and social
development of the areas in the vicinity of the airport. In the future, ACL will
replicate and promote this kind of commercial pattern in other cities in China.
ACL in Perspective: Airport City is both a forward-looking and innovative undertaking. With
Become China’s No.1 Airport City investor, developer and operator. the participation and contributions of employees from various industries,
our airport bonded logistics area is the evolving combination of various
Representing a new paradigm in 21st century urban development, the Airport businesses into a new industry. It is these constant innovations in the effort
City is a new arena for the acceleration of energetic competition among local to develop ports, airport bonded logistics parks, free trade zones and
economies, the upgrading of industrial infrastructure, and the increasing of airport cities that result in the advances that make development possible.
government revenue, employment opportunities, and the enhancement of
airport passenger and cargo capacity. The Pursuit of Excellence
We aim at becoming China’s premier Airport City investor, developer and
With a history of over 20 years, the development of airport cities has now operator. We possess the international teams and resources to make
been perfected, and some international airport hubs have emerged as this ambition a reality. In order to achieve our objective, we must make
centers of development. Airports with new functions are expanding and constant efforts in the pursuit of excellence. We endeavor to become an
diversifying to form multi-purpose conglomerates of business, fueling the industry leader through both our efforts and abilities.
local economies. With China’s recent incredible economic development,
conditions for the construction of airport cities in many of China’s cities have Taking on challenges
finally matured. ACL’s Mission: Although we are presented with incredible opportunities, it is our
responsibility to capitalize on them in all areas. As a pathfinder of new
To lead the industry, advance local economies, and create opportunities for
Assembling material resources and expertise from the aviation, logistics industrial processes, we must have the courage, wisdom and confidence
and commercial real estate industries, ACL, under the leadership of an to meet challenges, overcome obstacles and march forward towards our
international executive team, is committed to building airport cities in Beijing goal.
and other cities in China, and in the process, contributing to local economic Our mission is the direct result of our values: commitment to our promises,
teamwork, enthusiasm and a down-to-earth attitude.
progress. To maximize value for our customer and society
Our value is realized through creating value for our clients and society.
By learning from the successful experiences of other international renowned In order to fulfill our mission, we maintain our values, and stick to a credo Our Airport City Logistic Park project will provide our clients with the best
airport cities with an eye towards integrating the actual conditions of Beijing of innovation, pursuing excellence and accepting challenges for the solutions for advanced planning, facilities and services and help them
and China itself, ACL has initiated a forward looking business model. In maximum benefit of our clients and society: reduce logistics costs and improve returns.
recent years, ACL has been active in the Airport Cities World Conference
& Exhibition (ACE), the most authoritative international industry conference Innovation With the development of the Airport City Logistic Park and the Beijing
and forum. In 2010, ACL will host the ACE2010 in Beijing, the first time in ACL is a joint enterprise with its spirit drawing from a base of innovation. Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, we will provide an impetus to the local economy,
the event’s history that it will be held in Mainland China. The construction of the Airport City Logistic Park and the planning of the more job opportunities, and create value for metropolitan development.
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The developing strategy for the Beijing Airport City is to leverage on Beijing Capital
International Airport air cargo transportation hub position and establish a world-
class and sustainable airport city.
15 Beijing Airport City Master Plan
14 Beijing Airport City Market Relevance
16 Beijing Airport City Functions
Beijing Airport City
17 Beijing Airport City Contributions
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Beijing Airport City is driven by Beijing Capital International Airport. The Airport City Logistic Park, constructed and managed
by ACL, will be one of the most important components of Beijing’s airport based industry.
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Beijing Airport City
The Airport City will attract an inflow of industries and enhance the The planned area of the Beijing Airport City is 100 square kilometers,
industrial structure of its surrounding areas as well as upgrade the touching the 6th Ring Road in the northeast, Litian Road in the south,
infrastructure of those industries, improve the efficiency of the airport and Wenyu River and Jingcheng Expressway in the west. The Beijing
and its auxiliary facilities, and maximize the value of the land around Airport City will feature eight areas, which include the airport, bonded
Airport Airport City
the airport. As the Airport City is the engine of regional economic logistic, international trade, industrial, finance and commerce,
development, the implementation of the development strategy of the international exhibition, ecological living and international education.
Beijing Airport City is of far reaching significance:
With the aviation transportation industry at its core, the Beijing Airport
City Market Master Plan
• It helps in the development of China’s aviation industry; City will rely on the airport economic industry cluster, which includes
the aviation auxiliary facilities, comprehensive logistics, high-tech
• It enhances Beijing’s influence in the international arena; manufacturing, modern services and exhibitions. It will strengthen
value-added industries, supporting services and special projects,
• It is conducive of an export-oriented economy and enhances the
covering bonded logistics, high-value-added industries, conferences
international competitiveness of Beijing (as well as Tianjin, Hebei and and exhibitions, hotels, businesses, trade, modern commercial and
Northern China); residential real estate and international education. It will become the
future inland free trade port and international gateway for the economic
• It is favorable to the economic development of Beijing’s Shunyi development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei areas and the surrounding
District. Bohai zone.
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Airport-Related Economy, International Gateway, Ecological Satellite City • The development of the Airport City will result in a higher growth rate.
By the year 2015, the Beijing Airport City will produce annually 130
billion Yuan, an 8% contribution to Beijing’s GDP produced by an area
accounting for only 1.5% of Beijing’s land;
Driven by the airport-related economy and construction of an international
Airport City Airport City
gateway, Beijing Airport City propels the development of ecological
satellite communities and developments. Powered by logistics and • The development of the Airport City will provide many job opportunities
industrial parks, the airport-related industrial center will provide freight and thus increase the local population. The Airport City will have the
distribution centers, logistics parks and high-tech manufacturing centers, capacity to occupy a working population of about 500,000 individuals as
and will become a lever for regional industrial development. well as 400-500 thousand additional residents;
Functions International Gateway
Driven by convention and exhibition services and entertainment functions,
Beijing Airport City, along with affiliated passenger transport centers,
trade centers, convention and exhibition centers and business offices,
Contributions • Beijing Airport City will become a region that leads Beijing’s economic
will gradually develop into a platform for international exchanges and
commercial functions in Northern China.
Ecological Satellite City
With the development of the airport logistics industry and industrial parks,
ecological satellite communities, with integrated commerce, residence
and recreation functions, will boost the growth of resident populations and
form a healthy development structure.
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The first airport-based comprehensive logistics
platform in China.
22 ACLP Introduction
23 ACLP Master Plan
24 ACLP Functions
Airport City Logistic Park
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Seamless Logistics Global Access
Custom Supervision Terminals Express Centre
Bonded Logistics Centre
Seamless Connection - One-Stop Customs Clearance ACLP is strategically located north of the second runway of the Beijing
Capital International Airport, with a total site area of 3.4 million square
meters. The development of ACLP on the site represents a first phase
By coordinating customs offices, commodity inspection departments,
investment value of RMB 4 billion. Operating adjacent to airport facilities
banks, tax administration, airport, aviation companies, exchange control and within the airport customs boundaries, this unique feature essentially
Introduction Master Plan
authorities, logistics and forwarding companies, miscellaneous port allows ACLP to offer seamless logistics connectivity, which will significantly
administrative organs, service organizations and enterprises, and by improve efficiency in the customs clearance process. Another important
cutting unnecessary formalities, ACLP provides unified arrangements to feature of this seamless connectivity is the integration of the five major
function zones within ACLP, including the Air Cargo Terminals, the Express
ease commodities procedures, certificates and cash processing, thus
Centre, the Custom Supervision Area, the Bonded Logistic Centre and the
achieving greater customs clearance efficiency. This helps enterprises Office Complex.
operating in the ACLP achieve one-stop customs clearance and efficient
• The Air Cargo Terminals cover a total area of 60,000 m2 in phrase one;
• The Express Centre covers an area of 53,735 m2 in phrase one;
• The Custom Supervision Area’s total floor size: 310,000 m2, development
area covers an area of 62,000 m2 in phase one;
• The Bonded Logistics Centre covers an area of 60,682 m2 in phrase one;
• The Office Complex covers a total area of 121,500 m2.
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Air Cargo Terminals Express Center
For any international standard logistics operations, Air Cargo Terminals The Express Centre at ACLP is an integrated Express Cargo Distribution
are vital in terms of coordinating the Express Centre, the Import Custom Centre which serves major international express courier corporations
and local express courier companies. The Express Centre was specially
Supervision Area, the Export Cargo Consolidation Area and the Bonded
designed and custom-built to meet the specific facility requirements of
Logistic Centre. Air Cargo Terminals are indispensable conduits
international express courier corporations. ACLP’s development plan has
connecting airfreight and cargo airplanes as they serve airlines as well as factored in the future need for additional space and resources to allow
ground service companies. The key service items offered include security room for further growth as the international and local courier industry
check, weighing, storage, loading/unloading, cargo distribution, container continues its rapid development.
storage and tonnage control. The Express Centre facilitates the ease of processing all express cargo
into the warehouses directly from the freighter or cargo stations. Customs,
Inspection and Quarantine departments and banks all operate next to
the Express Centre, thus providing operating accessibility, facilities and
an extremely convenient one-stop customs declaration and inspection
Air Cargo Terminals is located southern of ACLP. The Express Centre is located southwest of ACLP.
Customs Supervision Area
24/7 customs clearance service and distribution for air cargo service
ACLP’s Import Customs Supervision Area, also known as the Second
Line Cargo Import Center, provides a fast-track channel for customs
to supervise temporary storage and efficient distribution of imported
goods. The Second Line Cargo Import Center is available to freight
forwarders and is under the supervision and purview of the customs
authorities. Upon arrival at the Air Cargo Terminals, air cargo will
undergo an initial round of distribution to the customs supervised area.
These carefully planned processes will help to ensure the efficiency
and speed of the system. The center also includes a customs
inspection area specially set up to enhance efficiency and further
streamline the customs process. This will greatly enhance the functions
of the Second Line Cargo Import Center.
ACLP’s Export Customs Supervision Area, also known as the Second
Line Cargo Export Center, is approved by Beijing Customs to provide
a wide range of facilities and services catering to export cargo. These
facilities and services include independent assembly and loading
operations areas, storage warehouse, areas for cargo collection
and security inspection. The Air Cargo Terminals are also directly
connected to the Second Line Cargo Export Center to allow for greater
connectivity and efficiency.
The Import Custom Supervision Area and Export Cargo Consolidation Area are
located to the north of the Air Cargo Terminals.
Bonded Logistic Centre Office Complex
China’s first airport-based bonded logistic centre High-quality and multi-purpose office space
As part of China’s first airport-based logistics park and Free Trade Zone, Office Complex consists of two towers. The North Tower is used as a
the Bonded Logistics Centre located within ACLP provides bonded port administration information office building, while the South Tower
warehousing facilities and functions for high-value products which require serves as an integrated customs clearance building. A one-stop
high security from their logistic service providers and operate on tight customs declaration and inspection hall houses all relevant government
deadlines. Infrastructure and platforms for handling airborne import/ departments, authorities and other related services under one roof, and
export shipments and bonded logistics are also provided. The customs is conveniently located on the 1st through 3rd floors of the South Tower.
declaration hall allows corporations to carry out one-stop customs Corporations located at ACLP can efficiently complete the entire logistics,
declarations and inspection in addition to centralized declaration. taxation and customs clearance process. Office space is available above
the 4th floor, providing a high-quality working environment for local and
The Bonded Logistic Centre allows corporations to coordinate with
customs, business inspection departments and assist corporations in
direct foreign exchange collections and payments resulting in a significant
reduction in the difficulties and challenges associated with trilateral
and multilateral trade. With a streamlined logistics process, improved
efficiency and reduced costs, the Bonded Logistic Centre offers seamless
connectivity to Air Cargo Terminals, the Express Centre and the Import
Custom Supervision Area and Export Cargo Consolidation Area (Second
The Bonded Logistic Centre also offers other value-added services,
including “single-day tour”, packaging and picking, labeling, cargo
testing, consignment and maintenance, entrepot trade and international
transfers, as well as a VMI Hub and distribution centre.
Bonded Logistic Centre is located at the northwest of ACLP. The general office facility is located at the northeast of ACLP.
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Free Trade Zone
35 FTZ Introduction
36 FTZ Function
37 FTZ Master Plan
The first airport-based Free Trade Zone in China.
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Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the functionality integration of the Free Trade Zone, Export Processing Zone and Bonded Logistic Park. The
unique ‘three-in-one’ platform of these functions and the additional advantage of special customs supervision allows for an unprecedented level of
preference policies and operational efficiency and timesaving.
This comprehensive bonded area (also known as bonded port area)
was established with approval of the State Council of China, drawing
on experience gained from other advanced free ports in other nations.
Situated at open ports and specific adjacent areas, it is a special
customs regulatory area which functions as a port, logistics and
commodity processing facility.
The comprehensive bonded area is able to accommodate the
functions of existing bonded areas, bonded logistics parks and export
processing areas, while at the same time enjoying all the benefits of all
favorable policies. Boasting the most comprehensive functionality and
enjoying the most favorable policies, it is a fledgling free trade area.
Preferential Policies Benefiting the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone
Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone (FTZ), approved by the State Council
on 23rd July, 2008, is the first airport-based Free Trade Zone in China.
ACLP, a vital component of the Free Trade Zone, offers a highly efficient
logistics platform through the functionality integration of the Free Trade
Zone, Export Processing Zone and Bonded Logistic Park. The unique
‘three-in-one’ platform of these functions and the additional advantage
of special customs supervision allows for an unprecedented level of
preference policies and operational efficiency and timesaving.
As the core element of the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, ACLP
offers the most comprehensive preferential policies.
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The Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone effectively integrates the functions Covering an area of 5.944 km², the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone
of existing export processing areas and the Airport City Logistic Park. It is divided into northern and southern areas. The southern area is the
is the realization of the concept of an airport-based integrated bonded Beijing Tianzhu Export Processing Zone, with a planned area of 2.726
area that greatly strengthens overall regional competitiveness. It
km², it is bound by the Tianweiwu Street of the Beijing Airport Industrial
emphasizes the best land and space allocation with a focus on high-
Function Master Plan
end airport logistics, hi-tech and high value-added industries, creating Zone District A to the South, Nan Shuini Road in the Tiejiangying
a new growth center with the most dynamic economy, competitive Village to the North, Jingcheng (Jingmi) Highway on the West and
market and the most expansive industries. Tianzhu East Road to the East. The northern area covers the Airport
City Logistic Cargo, with a planned area of 3.218 km², surrounded
Divisions and their functions: by the northern border of the Capital International Airport’s cargo
• Airpor t area: por t operations, switch trade, inter national ramp to the South, with the southern border of the air cargo terminals
transshipments, international sourcing; lying separately on the eastern and western sides of the cargo ramp,
• Bonded logistics area: bonded storage, packing and sorting,
and the northern border of the Beijing Aviation Base of China Xinhua
distribution, consignment and maintenance;
• Comprehensive processing area: repair and checking, R&D and Airlines Co., Ltd.; Shunping Road on its north; the No. Four Road under
processing, exhibition, consignment and maintenance. construction acts as the northeast border of the Beijing Aviation Base
of China Xinhua Airlines Co., Ltd.; and the existing Nangang Road and
Business development focus: the western border of Air China’s Beijing Aviation Base are located to
• High-value-added bonded logistics service, including bonded the east.
warehousing and logistics allocation;
• High-end processing businesses, including extended checks and
• Innovative bonded exhibitions, training and trade businesses;
• International aviation maintenance;
• Best accessory services related to industry and commerce,
administration, finance, insurance, customs supervision.
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2004.12 ACL founded upon approval of the Ministry of Commerce and CAAC.
2005.05 The Construction Committee of ACLP established with the approval of the Capital Airport Group.
2005.06 ACLP feasibility report prepared and pre-reviewed by the CAAC.
2005.08 Comments submitted by the General Administration for Customs and State Administration of Taxation on the memo regarding the Beijing
Airport Bonded Logistic Center (type B).
2005.10 Beijing municipal government establishes the ACLP construction lead group headed by an official from the municipal government.
2006.03 ACLP project obtains approval from the National Development and Reform Commission.
2006.06 ACLP commenced construction officials from the CAAC, General Administration for Customs and Beijing municipal government present
and extend their congratulations at groundbreaking.
2007.03 Beijing municipal government submits proposal for the establishment of the comprehensive bonded area to the State Council.
2007.04 State Council examines and approves the plan for the establishment of the comprehensive bonded area and submit plan to the General
Administration for Customs.
2007.04 General Administration for Customs consults eight ministries and commissions, including the National Development and Reform
Commission, and receives supportive responses.
2007.08 General Administration for Customs and acceptance groups of concerning departments jointly check and accept the comprehensive
bonded area – type B, and grant a bronze qualification medal.
2007.11 The comprehensive bonded area, type B, holds a welcoming ceremony for the first enterprises to operate in the area, marking the formal
operation of the area.
2008.07 Announcement by the State Council on the Approval of the Establishment of the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone.