As introduced by Jinan Custom recently, the State Drug Administration and General Administration of Customs announced to approve Jinan Airport customs for drug imports, ratified by the State Council as in “The Drug Administration Law of the PRC”. The enactment makes Jinan the second port city in Shandong of drug imports after Qingdao.
According to the announcement, as of the date of promulgation, except for the drugs listed in the "Article 10 of the Administrative Measures for the Import of Drugs”, other drugs (including narcotic, psychotropic substances) can now import through Jinan Airport. The announcement was also clear about adding Shandong Institute for Food and Drug Control as a new drug inspection organ at the border port to undertake relating work Jinan Airport.
The opening of Jinan Airport will make drug imports viable to direct transport to Jinan Customs for inspection, which will greatly reduce the transportation cost, storage cost and time cost rather than going through other ports. Furthermore, the opening will also ease the problem of inaccessible drugs due to the expensive price, and reduce the number of inferior medicines sold online on behalf of the delegated purchases.