Which Hainan Free Trade Port “First” are You Most Interested In?

By Nicki Johnson / hihainan.info / Updated: 2020-12-01,23:28

Since the publication of The Master Plan for the Construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port on June 1, the entire province has been working hard and opening up new areas for innovation, and many new policies have been implemented. We’ve put together a list of Hainan Free Trade Port “Firsts” covering a wide variety of areas.

On June 1, The Master Plan for the Construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port was published.

On June 14, the first ship registered at China’s Yangpu Port set sail.

In July, the first transaction was carried out in the Hainan Free Trade Port Foreign Exchange Receipts and Payments of Trade Facilitation Pilot Area.

In September, Hainan’s first QFLP fund was created.

On Sept. 23, Hainan issued the first Cruise Port Sea Route Pilot Area operating license.

On Sept. 28, Hainan’s first intercontinental overseas shipping route opened.

On Sept. 29, Hainan’s first cross-border finance blockchain service platform capital project verification audit service opened.

On Oct. 10, lung cancer targeting medication Gavreto (Pralsetinib) was prescribed in the Bo’ao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the first time this drug was prescribed outside of its approval country.

On Oct. 13, Hainan announced the first smart car open testing and demonstration application road.

On Oct. 15, the first domestic aircraft leasing project in the Hainan Free Trade Zone opened in Haikou.

On Oct. 21, Hainan’s first “direct boat-side unloading” service opened in Yangpu.

On Oct. 25, the Bo’ao Airport became China’s first county-level airport to open routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

On Oct. 26, Hainan’s first Agrobiodiversity Global Environment Protection Fund Project was launched.

On Oct. 29, Hainan’s first local China United Lines opened the first international container shipping route in Yangpu.

On Nov. 8, the Hainan Free Trade Port’s first completely intercontinental cargo shipping route opened.

On Nov. 13, Yangpu completed the first 1210 e-commerce bonded cross-border shopping transaction.

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