Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen
Cindy Chen leads Tradewin China team and is responsible for overall management and leadership of China operations. Cindy possesses a wealth of knowledge and 18 years practical experience on all manner of China Customs and trade matter. She maintains close relationships with Customs, CIQ and other authorizations in China. In addition to technical knowledge of China trade regulations and policies, Cindy understands how those policies are implemented on the ground in real life. Prior to joining Tradewin, Cindy worked for General Electric (GE) for 12 years in a range of China and Asia Customs and trade compliance management roles including: Customs Strategic Initiatives Leader – APAC & China; Customs Integration and Processes Project Manager – APAC; and Customs and Trade Compliance Leader – Greater China. Prior to GE, Cindy worked for Emerson responsible for Asia Pacific logistics. She is a graduate of East China University of Science and Technology, and also holding the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Recent Posts

How China Is Improving the Speed to Market with the Two-Step Declaration Program


According to Announcement of GACC [2019] No.127, to promote trade facilitation, China Customs decided to implement a “two-step declaration” pilot program in some Customs houses under Manzhouli Customs, Hangzhou Customs, Ningbo Customs, Qingdao Customs, Shenzhen Customs, and Huangpu Customs since Aug. 24th.

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Topics: Asia

More Changes to the China Customs Declaration Form



China Customs has been steadily making changes to the Customs Declaration Form (CDF) in order to better capture the data they believe is important to compliance enforcement and trade policy. This is the fourth major change to the CDF, which was announced in June and went into effect on August 1, 2018.

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Topics: Asia, Export Consulting

Big Changes Are Coming to China Imports and Exports

The Restructure Reform on China Government

On March 20, the 13th National People's Congress of China has formally reached an agreement on the institutional reform plan of the Chinese governmental agencies submitted by the State Council.  According to the restructuring plan, many governmental agencies related to import and export operations will be integrated or simplified, and the related parties’ working scope shall be adjusted as well.

Tradewin has summarized the developments as relates to import/export as follows:

The responsibilities and personnel of China and Inspection Quarantine (CIQ) shall be integrated into China Customs.

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Topics: Asia, Export Consulting, Import Consulting