21 February 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Automatic Import licenses issued by MOFCOM for Morgan Cars Beijing

As we near the arrival of the 6 cars in China, the necessary legal and financial pieces of the puzzle are coming together to make a picture of Morgan car business in China as a fully legal and commercial enterprise. Little did I know that we had been shadowing the cars while on vacation in Singapore.

MOFCOM issues the licenses will allow goods to enter China under a particular classification; in our case class 38 which is for automobiles. The importance of this document is that the goods can be resold by our WOFE, which has the wholesale rights in China for Morgan brand cars.

On Feb 20th we received the MOFCOM issued Automatic Import Licenses for the 6 cars - a pair per license. This means that the price paid , specifications and duties are known and the cars should clear customs upon payment. We still have to effect the inspection for road use, which we shall do under the low volume import regulations. However, customs clearance should be painless. We were able to secure these licenses by using our 10 digit import company code; unique to ourselves and for the Morgan cars.

Automatic import license issued by MOFCOM

Automatic import license issued by MOFCOM













We had been in Singapore from 7-19th Feb and I had looked out to sea thinking that our cars could be out there on one of the ships harboured in the S. China Sea. Sure enough today I had confirmation of the itinerary. The 6 cars were in the docks while we enjoyed the some rest and recuperation in Singapore.

Container TRLU645540-5 has been loaded on board vessel HYUNDAI SPLENDOR 021 E.

Date/Time of Loading (approximate):                                 20 Feb 2013, 16:55 Local
Port of Transshipment:                                              Singapore

Carrier:                                                                       OOCL-OOCL

Shipper Name:                                                       Morgan Motor Company Ltd
Forwarder Name:                                                     MJS Shipping and Transport Ltd
Consignee Name:                                                     Malvern Morgan Cars(Beijing)Co Ltd

Booking Number:                                                     3068884260
Shipper Reference Number:                                    00001411-13002, MJS1391

Origin:                                                             Southampton,Southampton,England,United Kingdom
Port of Load:                                                       Southampton
Departure at Port of Load:                                          21 Jan 2013, 05:20 GMT (actual)
1st Vessel Voyage:                                                  APL CHONGQING 006 E

Arrival at Transshipment Port:                              14 Feb 2013, 15:45 Local (estimated)
Transshipment Port:                                                 Singapore
Departure at Transshipment Port:                        20 Feb 2013 08:15 Local (estimated)
2nd Vessel Voyage:                                                  HYUNDAI SPLENDOR 021E

Arrival at Transshipment Port:                             02 Mar 2013, 17:00 Local (estimated)
Transshipment Port:                                                 Busan

Arrival at Port of Discharge:                                 Local (estimated)
Port of Discharge:                                                  Xingang
Final Destination:                                                  Xingang,Tianjin,China

Container Number:                                                   TRLU645540-5
Container Type:                                                     40' General Purpose Container
Cargo Nature:                                                       Dangerous
Quantity:                                                           1 Package
Description of Goods Declared by Shipper:                           Morgan motor vehicles
Cargo Nature:                                                       Dangerous
Quantity:                                                           1 Package
Description of Goods Declared by Shipper:                           Morgan motor vehicles

3 Responses to “Automatic Import licenses issued by MOFCOM for Morgan Cars Beijing”

  1. James Smith 21 February 2013 at 2:02 pm Permalink

    It’s been an interesting (and lengthy) process, getting Morgan up-and-running in China. Do you handle imports in to Singapore, or does someone else hold the distribution rights?

  2. Karl V. Kuhle 25 February 2013 at 9:06 pm Permalink

    Looks like I’ll arrive in China during March about the same time your cars will …

  3. Jim James 11 March 2013 at 1:01 pm Permalink

    Hey James – at present there isn’t a dealer in Singapore. Interested?

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