Cross-border e-commerce in TBNA ushered in a new node for development

On June 25, the opening ceremony of Tianjin Cross-border E-commerce Demonstration Park (Binhai High-tech Industrial Zone), i.e., Tianjin Open University Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park was held in the Binhai High-tech Industrial Zone (THT for short). At the meeting, Tianjin Cross-border E-commerce Demonstration Park and Tianjin Open University Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park were officially inaugurated. The THT and Tianjin Open University signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation framework agreement, which will promote integration of industry and education, and jointly build Tianjin’s cross-border e-commerce demonstration zone, digital economy industry cluster area, “new heights” of applied talents, and a “New Community” for young people to enjoy their studies and work.

Creating a “new height” for cross-border e-commerce

During the signing ceremony, the comprehensive foreign trade service platform Yiyuantong International Trade and Shanghai Kangda, a listed company of Tangshan Financial Holdings Group, reached a strategic cooperation to jointly create a comprehensive foreign trade service platform “based on THT, facing Tianjin, radiating Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and extending in North China”. 9 colleges and institutes including Tianjin Normal University and Tianjin Polytechnic University, representatives from Qixian County of Shanxi Province and Wengniute Banner of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Concord International Freight, FBA Forest Shipping and more than 10 settled enterprises respectively held signing ceremonies with the park. More than 10 cross-border ecological platforms and service providers, including Wish, Wint Overseas Warehouse, and Blue Whale ERP, held a licensing ceremony.

Sun Bowen, head of Tianjin Cross-border E-commerce Demonstration Park (Binhai High-tech Zone), told reporters, “At present, Tianjin Cross-border E-commerce Demonstration Park (Binhai High-tech Zone) has established with four major global cross-border e-commerce platform companies. In order to cooperate, a dozen cross-border e-commerce ecosystem service companies have been introduced from developed cross-border e-commerce regions like Shenzhen, and more than a dozen local and foreign cross-border e-commerce operators have settled in the park. It is expected that in one year and half, the demonstration park will gather more than 50 companies, provide more than 1,000 jobs, and achieve a total sales of 2 billion yuan.”

According to reports, as a national e-commerce demonstration base, the THT was awarded the Tianjin Cross-border E-commerce Demonstration Park in April this year. The starting area of the park is located in the “Tianbai Digital Economy Service Base”, a demonstration area for production and service industry in Tianjin. The future expansion area will include the Huayuan Science and Technology Park (inside and outside the ring road), aiming to create a ” comprehensive foreign trade service platform “based on THT, facing Tianjin, radiating Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and extending in North China”, a cross-border talent training base, a cross-border industry ecological construction demonstration zone, and a new highland of cross-border e-commerce ecology in northern China.

Consolidating “talent base” of cross-border e-commerce

During the event, the relevant person in charge of the THT stated that this time, it signed a contract with Tianjin Open University to build a platform for the integration of industry and education in areas of industrial docking, talent training, employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, and will provide entrepreneurial incubation, cross-border e-commerce whole industry chain services such as talent training, supply chain finance, overseas logistics warehouses, live streaming and delivery, to build a full ecological chain, leverage regional linkage development, and realize the gathering of cross-border e-commerce companies in Tianjin.

It is claimed that Tianjin Open University’s Cross-border E-Commerce College is the first mixed-ownership industrial college based on “school-enterprise cooperation and integration of industry and education” in Tianjin established by Tianjin Open University and Tianjin Trade Communication Group. It participates in Tianjin Cross-border Electronics Operation of Business Demonstration Park (Binhai High-tech Zone) and Tianjin Open University Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park. The college is committed to the development of talent training for cross-border e-commerce, professional construction and academic education, vocational training, entrepreneurship guidance and entrepreneurial project incubation, and the design of a talent training model that integrates production, learning, and research.

According to Sun Bowen, the park has established cross-border e-commerce practical talent training cooperation with more than 30 colleges and universities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, laying a solid talent foundation for the future development of the park.

The relevant person in charge of THT said that in the next step, THT will strengthen top-level design, improve operating mechanisms, strengthen policy support, take multiple measures to create a comprehensive cross-border e-commerce industry chain and ecosystem, and build a cross-border e-commerce demonstration park in THT as a “highland” for innovation and a “wetland” for growth of cross-border e-commerce enterprises.