Introduction to China’s foreign trade industrial zone—Jingdezhen’s porcelain

Jingdezhen is known as the “Porcelain Capital of the Millennium”. From the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jingdezhen ceramics were loved by the emperors and gradually developed into the center of Chinese porcelain firing. The traditional kiln potters preferred to follow the ancient methods of pottery making and painting, convinced that the skills left by their ancestors could not be tampered with at will.

China and ceramics in English are “china”, this is because in the past the porcelain is exported overseas, but foreigners do not know what this thing is called, only know that the origin of Changnan (Jingdezhen ancient called Changnan Town), so the pottery called “china China”. Because of the influence of porcelain on the world, the first letter of the word capitalized China, became the English name of China.

Jingdezhen represents the highest level of porcelain craftsmanship and technology in its time, reaching the peak of global porcelain craftsmanship. In the history of the major porcelain-producing countries and the current porcelain powers have studied and learned from the Jingdezhen porcelain technology. After the Tang Five Dynasties, Jingdezhen celadon and white porcelain reached a fairly high level, some Islamic countries first began to imitate Jingdezhen porcelain. Later, later, East Asia’s Korea and Japan, West Asia, Europe have embarked on the path of learning Jingdezhen porcelain making skills. Porcelain produced in Jingdezhen is sought after all over the world, historically sold to more than 120 countries, almost to every corner of the globe, according to incomplete estimates, the total number of porcelain sold overseas in Jingdezhen that year was more than 300 million pieces. Exquisite porcelains produced in different periods in Jingdezhen are treasured by major museums around the world and become priceless treasures.

Jingdezhen has a history of 2000 years of smelting pottery, more than 1000 years of official kiln history, more than 600 years of imperial kiln history. Looking around the world, Jingdezhen porcelain production standard is also the highest, with a large number of porcelain production talent, related to the prosperity of the entire porcelain manufacturing industry, all of which makes her deservedly “global porcelain capital”, casting a thousand years of porcelain capital of the history of the position.

Jingdezhen porcelain is still the most well-known cultural city in the history of global porcelain development, with unique artistic symbolism and influence.

But Yu Yin feels that traditional skills need to be learned and passed on, as well as modernized. The “rebellious” McQueen has inspired him a lot, “I hope he can be my role model, both in terms of deep traditional skills, but also in terms of thinking and criticizing the times.”

Today, ceramics is still one of the core industries in Jingdezhen, with an output value of about 51.62 billion yuan in 2021. Among them, daily-use ceramics 16.55 billion yuan, art furnishing porcelain 18.53 billion yuan, the two together accounted for 68% of the total output value of ceramics, and the rest includes architectural ceramics, advanced ceramics and so on.

According to incomplete statistics, Jingdezhen has nearly 7,000 ceramics and ceramics-related production enterprises.

In Jingdezhen, like Yu Yin such as “porcelain three generations”, “porcelain four generations” is not uncommon, they are both inheritors and pioneers, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, history and the future, but also try to find a balance between art and business.

The importance of Jingdezhen air transportation

As a fragile product, ceramics need special protection measures when being transported. Jingdezhen air freight can provide the most complete packaging and transportation services to ensure that the ceramic products are not damaged and reach their destinations quickly. At the same time, Jingdezhen air transport can realize rapid international logistics, so that Jingdezhen ceramic culture better out of the country.

Jingdezhen is relatively close to Nanchang, Nanchang airport has many international flights, and Shenzhen airport is also a good choice.

Jingdezhen a batch of porcelain exported to Europe how to transport
Jingdezhen a batch of porcelain exported to Europe shipping method is the China-Europe shuttle train. Jingdezhen is known as the porcelain capital of China, with more than 1,000 years of history of porcelain production. Jingdezhen porcelain was popular in Europe, is one of the main commodities of the ancient maritime silk road. The opening of the Jingdezhen “China-European liner” for Jingdezhen ceramics exports opened a new channel.

Jingdezhen porcelain exports to Europe will usually choose the way of shipping or air transportation. Shipping is more affordable, but the time will be longer, usually takes about 20-30 days to reach the European port. Air transportation is relatively faster, but the price will be more expensive. You can choose direct flights or connecting flights for transportation.

Route selection: first of all, you need to choose a suitable route, considering the ship date, ship time, freight and other factors. You can choose to start shipping from Shanghai, Shenzhen and other coastal ports, and then pass through the East China Sea, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and other seas, and finally arrive at the ports in Germany.

The first route, traveling up the Gan River through Poyang Lake, disembarked at the pier of Nan’an Town in Dayu County, and after crossing the Dayu Ridge, arrived at Guangzhou by flowing down the Beijiang River. The porcelain of this route was mainly sold to Southeast Asia, or to West Asia, Africa and Europe via the Strait of Malacca.

Exporting a batch of ceramics from Jingdezhen to Germany by sea how to design the route?
Sea transportation: this is the most common way of export. By sea, porcelain can be transported from China to various ports in Europe, such as the port of Marseille in France, the port of Felixstowe in the United Kingdom and so on.

Jingdezhen a batch of porcelain exported to Europe shipped by the method of China-Europe shuttle train. Jingdezhen is known as the porcelain capital of China, with a history of more than 1,000 years of porcelain production. Jingdezhen porcelain was popular in Europe, is one of the main commodities of the ancient maritime silk road. The opening of the Jingdezhen “China-European liner” for Jingdezhen ceramics exports opened a new channel.

Jingdezhen City, foreign trade goods logistics are mainly: highway – shipping containers, railroads – shipping containers, highway – – air transportation. Logistics channels are mainly the following port cities: Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, Nanchang City; provinces of Shanghai, Ningbo City, Xiamen City, Guangzhou City, Shenzhen City.

Jingdezhen porcelain exports to Japan:

Jingdezhen ceramic products are mainly exported to Japan, after the RCEP came into effect, with the certificate of origin can enjoy substantial tariff reductions and exemptions, enhancing the price advantage of the product. Jingdezhen Porcelain, specialty of Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province, China National Geographical Indication Product.

Japan. Nanchang Customs under the Jingdezhen Customs issued five RCEP certificates of origin for enterprises under its jurisdiction, four of which are mainly ceramic products destined for Japan, and is expected to be able to reduce or waive taxes for enterprises by more than 40,000 yuan.


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