21 Financial app Gao Jianghong reports from Beijing
Original title: Huaqiangbei beauty city closed? Mingtong’s exclusive response said that the shop is making up the bill
The three departments of customs, industry and Commerce and public security work together to check accounts.
What happened to Shenzhen Huaqiangbei beauty city? Today, a number of online news points out that Huaqiang North Manha, Yuanwang, Mingtong, women’s world, Wanmei and other beauty city stores have all been closed, and only a few sporadic stores are still in normal business. 21st century business reporter learned exclusively from Shenzhen Mingtong Business Management Co., Ltd., the manager of Mingtong cosmetics market, that at present, the market is being rectified at the request of the government, so that stores can make up for the bill.
The head of the company’s public relations department disclosed to reporters that in January this year, the Shenzhen government required beauty shops to have sales in and out records, especially purchase records. All shops are preparing relevant information according to the government’s requirements. It is expected that they will resume normal operation in a few days. “All shops have opened their doors one after another.”
The storm of Huaqiangbei should start at the end of last year. On December 28, 2020, CCTV News reported that recently, a large-scale beauty smuggling case in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, was detected by the police, involving 600 million yuan. The items involved include Estee Lauder, Lancome and other internationally famous cosmetics.
The General Administration of Customs launched a unified anti smuggling operation against suspected smuggling gangs through the unified deployment of the police and the local e-commerce Bureau.
In the investigation of suspected smuggling shops in shopping centres such as Huaqiang North Haman Digital Plaza, police seized a large number of smuggled imported cosmetics and other goods, seized 36 suspects, knocked out 4 smuggling bands, and confiscated smuggled goods worth more than 600 million yuan.
According to the anti smuggling Department of the customs, the four gangs include customs clearance gangs and cargo owners gangs. They mainly smuggle goods by forging “three orders” to change the nature of trade. That is, the smugglers organize the goods abroad and then hand them over to the customs clearance gangs. Then the customs clearance gangs use the personal information of citizens purchased through illegal channels to make false orders, use false payment orders and false logistics In order to cheat the customs, the goods are transported into China through cross-border e-commerce.
According to China’s relevant regulations, the current annual limit for cross-border e-commerce is 26000 yuan. Imported goods purchased through cross-border e-commerce platform can only be enjoyed by citizens who provide identity information and have consumption quota, and secondary sales are not allowed.
However, the platform involved used this policy to register a large number of bank accounts as internal members and peripheral relations, and through these accounts to pay for the goods smuggled through the e-commerce platform, trying to embezzle consumers’ information and consumption quota for cross-border e-commerce transactions. This not only infringes the rights and interests of citizens and destroys the domestic market order, but also affects the sustainable and healthy development of cross-border e-commerce.
In addition to gang crime, the anti smuggling police also seized CC beauty shop selling smuggled goods in Huaqiang beimingtong digital mall. In the store, apart from the packaging of Estee Lauder, Lancome and other international famous brand cosmetics, there are many Japanese and Korean cosmetics, covering skin care, eye shadow, lipstick, sunscreen and many other categories. According to the owner, all the goods were purchased from abroad through smuggling channels at a low price. The value of the goods seized at the scene was about 2 million yuan.
Because of this huge anti smuggling case, the source of cosmetics in Huaqiangbei beauty city has become the focus of the government’s current round of rectification and investigation. A person in charge of a shop in Mingtong beauty city disclosed to the 21st century business reporter that the customs, industry and commerce, and public security departments are jointly checking the accounts. The shop is currently closed and cannot be opened in a short time. The person in charge refused to answer the question about the source of goods in his shop, only assured reporters that they were all genuine duty-free goods.
Wang Meng, CEO of “Jessica’s Secret”, pointed out that in the process of the rapid transformation of Huaqiangbei’s digital cities into beauty cities, it is inevitable that counterfeit goods and smuggled cosmetics will be mixed with each other. If counterfeit goods and smuggled cosmetics are allowed to overflow, China’s international image will be damaged, and for brands, their regular marketing system and pricing strategy will also be impacted. Therefore, it is inevitable for the government to strike hard, which will also deter the market from returning to normal.
“The government’s rectification work is not to destroy the market, but to rectify the market,” a tax-free industry official who did not want to be named told reporters. Once the goods in the beauty city are taxed, they can still enter the market circulation, and the price may go up at that time.
21 Financial app Gao Jianghong reports from Beijing