Almost all overseas equipment for the Beijing Winter Olympics has arrived: Customs
Published: Jan 30, 2022 09:07 PM Updated: Jan 30, 2022 08:04 PM

Customs staff check cargo brought by the first CIIE China-Europe freight train from Hamburg to Shanghai on October 29, 2021. It is the first time for exhibits of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be sent by a freight train to the city. A total of 35 containers with goods weighing about 460 tons were carried. Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

Almost all overseas equipment for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has arrived, domestic news outlets reported on Sunday, citing Chinas General Administration of Customs.

The first shipment of the temporary equipment from overseas for the Beijing Games arrived on March 25, 2021, and as of Tuesday, all 890 shipments worth of 2.34 billion yuan ($367.7 million) had arrived, including broadcasting equipment, sports equipment, and office furniture, according to the news site

Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, China has implemented strict inbound management, including entry of personnel and goods. In order to ensure the smooth hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Chinese customs has strengthened global surveillance of COVID-19 and regularly carried out risk assessments of imported cases.

From providing detailed guidelines for imported supplies to setting up special customs channels for Olympics goods and personnel at major entry ports, Chinese customs rolled out a series of tailored measures to ensure smooth clearance procedures for Olympic equipment.

From January 1 to 29, Beijing customs supervised 178 inbound flights relating to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, carrying 8,018 passengers. The highly anticipated sporting event will start in five days, the first time since the start of the pandemic that a major global sporting event has been held on schedule.

Global Times