241 Samsung employees from South Korea returned to Tianjin through "express channel" between China and South Korea

稿源:津滨网   编辑:王宁   2020-06-13 08:54

After the first batch of 215 Samsung employees from South Korea returned to Tianjin through China-South Korea "Express Channel", another 241 Samsung engineers and technicians from South Korea took a charter flight to Tianjin Binhai International Airport and embarked on a multinational inbound route to resume work. The Binhai New Area and the Tianjin Economic-technological Development Area (abbreviated as TEDA) formulated refined work plans to improve work efficiency at all links, achieved a comprehensive improvement of service guarantee levels, and assisted foreign capital enterprises in the construction of major projects and the iterative upgrade of products and processes.

On the early morning of June 8, this batch of Samsung technicians from South Korea resumed work point-to-point and returned to work one after another, serving new production line introduction projects, production line upgrading and capacity expansion projects of 5 Samsung enterprises in the Binhai New Area, making a contribution for the economic development of the new area.

Service assurance is more refined, faster and more efficient.

"After the opening of the China-South Korea "express channel", the Binhai New Area successfully responded to the disposal of South Korea’s inbound commercial charter flights, forming a complete set of processes and models to provide guidance for the follow-up service guarantee work. In this disposal, each working group’s information sharing, key links such as airport transportation, nucleic acid detection, and service management have been upgraded in a more refined and convenient manner. The connection is smoother and more orderly, and the inbound connection and various service guarantees are more efficient," said Chen Jun, head of the foreign affairs team at the work command of Coronavirus Pandemic Prevention and Control in Binhai New Area.

At 16:45 on June 5, the second batch of Samsung technicians from South Korea who passed the "express channel" transnational work in China and South Korea arrived in the hotel by bus. Seeing this scene, Jin Xianghua, deputy director of the TEDA Administrative Committee, was very pleased because another batch of technical personnel urgently needed by foreign-funded enterprises will go to their respective posts under the implementation of pandemic prevention and control measures to help sustainable development of regional economy.

Jin Xianghua told reporters that in order to do a good job of guaranteeing the entry service of Korean technical personnel, the TEDA Administrative Committee, under the guidance of the Binhai New Area Pandemic Prevention and Control Command, has formulated perfect guidelines for epidemic prevention and control and established a special working group to ensure that the epidemic prevention and control form a complete closed-loop management from overseas to the country and then to the factory, to summarize experience and practices, and to strive to be more efficient on the basis of the original mature work model. "It took less than two weeks from receiving the request from the enterprise to issuing an invitation letter to check the list of personnel information, and then to the South Korean technicians to take a charter flight to the new area. The speed and efficiency were much improved than the first time." Jin Xianghua said.

It is claimed that the travel this time involves 5 companies and more than 100 supporting companies. The entry time, stay time, and departure time of the personnel are different. The amount of foreign affairs tasks in the early stage is greater than the first time. If the data is not sorted out, the pressure of invitation letter will not be accurate, which directly affects the visa time, flight time, and the time for technical staff to return to work. "We actively communicated with the company based on the previous experience, ranked the most urgently needed personnel according to the flight capacity for verification and invitation letter issuance, compressed the working time by instalments and batches and improved the efficiency of invitation letter issuance," said Cai Hui, deputy director of the TEDA Party Committee Office. In order to help foreign-funded enterprises resume work and production and major project construction, the foreign affairs department has done a lot of foreshadowing, optimized and perfected all aspects of immigration prevention and control, guided enterprises to formulate strict and detailed prevention and control plans, further strengthened coordination and liaison, and strengthened the inter-unit coordination so that the cooperation will comprehensively improve the work efficiency and help Korean personnel get visas in an orderly manner by boarding the charter flight to Tianjin. The connection work after entry also embodies the principle of "faster" and "more efficient". Luo Zhenyu, the team leader of Yujiapu Intercontinental Hotel Service, told reporters that the team further refined each sub-item, and divided it into 6 groups only for staying in the hotel, so that each link was implemented to people and each specific procedure was implemented to minutes, through comprehensive management to achieve a comprehensive improvement of service guarantee level, to ensure the resumption of work and production of foreign-funded enterprises, with stable production and order.

On the June 7, according to the quarantine test results at the time of entry from the airport customs, 241 South Korean personnel in Tianjin were tested negative for COVID-19 nucleic acid and virus antibodies (IgM, IgG). As of now, no abnormalities such as fever have occurred. Starting at 6:30 in the morning on June 8, Korean employees returned to work one after another.

"The second batch of Samsung employees from South Korea returned to Tianjin, which marks the entry into the normalization stage of the service guarantee for foreigners of foreign companies in Binhai New Area. On the basis of summing up the previous experience, this service guarantee work pays more attention to details, strengthens services, and further improves efficiency." Zhang Guosheng, deputy governor of Binhai New Area, said that with the orderly return of foreign-funded enterprises to production, the return of overseas employees to work has been affected to a certain extent. In this regard, the Binhai New Area District Party Committee and the District Government attach great importance to actively ensure the entry service guarantee of foreign employees of foreign-funded enterprises, complete the entire process and the entire chain of epidemic prevention and control and service guarantee according to the highest standards. From the airport to the hotel and from the service to the point-to-point closed-loop resumption of employees, a detailed flow chart has been made, which is detailed to every action of every position. All links have rules to follow, so that the service guarantee work can be completed at a high level and high quality. On the premise of good epidemic prevention and control, Tianjin Binhai New Area assists foreign-funded enterprises to resume production in an orderly manner.

Driving the overall competitiveness of regional industries

It is claimed that the Samsung companies involved in this time include Tianjin Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tianjin Samsung Motor Co., Ltd., and Samsung (Tianjin) Battery Co., Ltd., as well as Tianjin Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Hi-Tech Motor (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

"In order to promote the implementation of investment projects in Tianjin and the iterative upgrade of products and processes, a large number of Korean technical personnel are required to enter the country to participate in equipment installation and deployment, production line transformation and upgrading, and plant construction." According to Jin Xianghua, the project of Samsung High-tech Motors involved is the installation and commissioning of a camera product production line. The product will be used as a matching for domestic well-known mobile phone brands; Samsung Electronics needs Korean engineers and technicians to go to Tianjin to debug the company’s 8K large-size TV production equipment, "The electronic products produced by the five companies are all high-end products, and the market competitiveness is strong. The Binhai New Area does a good job of ensuring the entry service of technical personnel for enterprises, which can help companies complete the preparation of the pre-production lines and factories as soon as possible, and realize the production and introduction of products as soon as possible. It will contribute to the abundance of electronic information products in Tianjin, the upgrading of the industrial chain and the development of the regional economy."

It is claimed that Samsung has been investing and constructing factories in TEDA since 1992. Thanks to the first-class regional business environment, the company has developed rapidly, and iteratively upgrades its product technology. At present, Samsung has a total of 8 registered enterprises in TEDA, and its output value accounts for more than 1/3 of the electronic information industry there. "Samsung is very satisfied with the investment environment of Binhai New Area and TEDA. In recent years, it has been increasing investment in the new area. The investment amount is very large. Although some investments need to be implemented across the year, the project will effectively promote employment and drive the upgrading of the industrial chain. It has produced significant economic and social benefits." Jin Xianghua said that in the next step, TEDA will continue to work hard to improve the business environment and strengthen enterprise services to help foreign companies develop in the new area.

Zhang Guosheng said that the Binhai New Area is a typical export-oriented area and a highland for foreign investment. It has gathered a large number of foreign-funded enterprises. Many well-known foreign-funded enterprises have been cultivating in the new area for many years and continue to increase capital and expand production. After the epidemic occurred, the new area did everything possible to solve the current problems with the enterprise, guide the enterprise to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control, help the enterprise to raise emergency materials, and launch various precise support measures for resumption of production, which further boosted confidence of foreign companies to continue development in the new area. At present, the Binhai New Area is sorting out the needs of foreign employees to return to work and technical exchanges. The first time to do a good job of docking and service, so that the needs of key enterprises and key projects can be guaranteed in time. In the next step, the new area will continue to serve well-established outdoor-funded enterprises, promote foreign capital enterprises to increase capital and expand production, and attract more and more foreign-funded enterprises to develop here.

As of June 3, there were a total of 60,103 enterprises in the region that resumed production. The overall recovery and production of foreign-funded foreign-invested enterprises is in good condition, with 100% of the top 100 tax-paid foreign-funded enterprises resuming production and 100% of the top 100 foreign-trade enterprises. At present, the Binhai New Area has formed 854 support working groups, organized 2,448 cadres, served 62,759 small and medium-sized enterprises, and 45,990 individual industrial and commercial businessmen. It has carried out 482,000 policy publicity campaigns, guided 411,000 anti-epidemic efforts, implemented 35,000 policies, and coordinated to solve 17,400 problems.