Sixteen tons of German brew imported for Qingdao beer festival

Customs in east China’s Shandong Province has cleared 16.2 tons of beer imported from Germany on Monday for the upcoming 29th Qingdao International Beer Festival, the largest of its kind in China. 

The German brew, filled in 540 barrels in two containers, will be specially provided for the annual carnival scheduled from July 26 to Aug. 18, said Wang Xiaolin, head of the logistics department of Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark. 

To speed up customs clearance, Huangdao Customs in Qingdao has confirmed in advance the required information from the importer including types, package forms, and labels. 

This year’s festival will offer more than 1,400 types of beer from around the world, including top brands like Heineken, Russell, Er Boqueron, Carlsberg and Jeju as well as China’s premium brand of Tsingtao. 

The festival, held in the coastal city of Qingdao, the birthplace of Tsingtao beer, attracted 6.2 million tourists last year.

Source: Xinhua News Agency                                                         Update: July 17, 2019