1. Geographical advantages
As the pivotal intersection point of south-central China, south China, southwest China and the ASEAN economic circle, Fangchenggang is the only city of China that connects other ASEAN countries through sea, land and river transportation, and also a great channel and main gateway from the inland hinterland to ASEAN countries.
With a land border of 100.9 kilometers and a sea border of 537.8 kilometers, Fangchenggang has five national ports, and five border trading posts. In 2013, Fangchenggang recorded a foreign trade volume of $4.3 billion, including a border trade volume of $3.83 billion and foreign trade volume of $1.53 billion with ASEAN countries. Mong Cai of Vietnam and Dongxing under the jurisdiction of Fangchenggang have formed the pattern of “two nations in one city”. Each year, there are about 5 million travelers passing through Fangchenggang, which is the largest number among Chinese land border ports.
As China and ASEAN countries have distinctive differences, they can complement each other in industries, resources and technology, which will avoid barriers to international trade.. The bilateral economic cooperation helps reduce the production and logistics costs, which helps Fangchenggang form its market competitiveness. Investment in Fangchenggang will bring about obvious advantages for investors in making full use of resources from both China and ASEAN countries, developing the market of each country, and conducting economic and trade cooperation.
2. Port advantages
As one of the 12 main ports along the Chinese coast and the largest port in west China, Fangchenggang has a planned coast line of 106 kilometers, along which over 200 10,000-ton-plus berths will be built. And they are expected to realize a planned cargo-handling capacity of one billion tons each year. At present, Fangchenggang boasts 31 berths of 10,000 tons to 200,000 tons, connecting with 250-odd ports of more than 100 nations. In 2013, Fangchenggang registered a cargo throughput of 120 million tons, accounting for 70 percent of the total cargo throughput of coastal ports in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The maritime transportation of Fangchenggang is featured by the lowest tariffs, tight schedules, fast departures, short-term shipments, as well as the shortest distance to ports of ASEAN countries, Middle Eastern countries, Oceania, Europe and America. Besides, Fangchenggang has an advanced land transportation system with highway and railway links to Fangcheng Port. Included in the national railway and highway networks, and realizing the combined transportation of sea, railway, and container transport, Fangcheng Port is the most convenient for southwest China to do business with ASEAN countries and other countries around the world.
3. Political advantages
Fangchenggang also enjoys multiple preferential investment policies of the China- ASEAN Free Trade Zone, coastal area and border area, national minority, West Development strategy, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, the “pilot projects” of Guangxi Dongxing Key Experimental Zone for Development and Opening-up. It is the only Chinese city that enjoys multiple and most concentrated investment preferential policies, which cover such sectors as industrial support, finance and taxation support, support in land use and sea use, financial support, foreign trade, and attracting professionals.
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