According to the latest statistics of Huai'an Customs, the value of ethephon export in Huai'an has been growing rapidly for six consecutive years, reaching USD 26.73 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 25% over the previous year, accounting for more than 50% of the global market. Huai'an has become the largest ethephon production and export base in the world.
Ethephon is a high quality and efficient plant growth regulator, which is widely used in agriculture and horticulture. Huai'an Customs helps enterprises to formulate specific safety standards to ensure the safety of ethephon production and transportation by strictly implementing international regulations like "The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code". It also tries to shorten customs clearance time and track the production of key enterprises so as to achieve seamless connection of all links of export. In addition, it organizes experts of different areas to visit enterprisesconcerned to promote export.