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Over 400 local people enjoy visa-free policy with APEC Business Travel Cards
BY 2013-12-23 14:04:56

(DALIANNEWS)- Dalian Foreign Affairs Office issued APEC business travel cards to 20 local business people in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, December 19, 2013.

Dalian has applied for 447 business travel cards of this kind since 2009, topping other cities in Liaoning Province.

The APEC Business Travel Card was initiated by the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) in 1996. It is equivalent to a 3-year valid visa and cardholders can enjoy fast track access with valid passports.

A total of 21 economic entities of APEC have joined in this plan, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hongkong China, Indonisia, Japan, South Korea, Maylasia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, America and Vietnam.  

The APEC business travel cards are not applicable among Chinese mainland, Hongkong and Taiwan.

Dalian Foreign Affairs Office has extended application range in the past four years and the application amount has increased 5 times with the annual growth of 70 percent. The cards can be applied by local business people in export-oriented companies up to now.

Picture taken on December 19, 2013 shows Dalian Foreign Affairs Office issues APEC business travel cards to local business people in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.

(Editor:Grace, Yan Lei) (From:DALIANNEWS)
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