Ministry Of Commerce: Give Play To The Role Of China International Import Expo And Online Canton Fair Platform

- May 22, 2020-

Last year, against the backdrop of a complex and severe domestic and international situation, China's consumption, foreign trade, and foreign investment all hit record highs. This year, the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic has a great impact on China's economic and social development. The situation of business reform and development is more severe and complex, and it faces greater challenges.

At the press conference held on the morning of May 18 by the State Council ’s new office, Secretary of the Party Committee and Minister Zhong Shan of the Ministry of Commerce, Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy Representative of International Trade Negotiations Wang Shouwen, and Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan introduced the basics of China ’s stable foreign trade To promote the development of high-quality business development.

"Affected by the epidemic, foreign trade enterprises are very difficult. Some difficult enterprises can be resolved through their own efforts, and some difficulties require government help." Zhong Shan said that since the outbreak, the Party Central Committee and the State Council have conducted many studies to effectively solve practical difficulties and problems.

In recent years, cross-border e-commerce and market procurement trade methods have developed rapidly. "This year, we will accelerate the pilot, especially the comprehensive cross-border e-commerce pilot zone, from the original 59 to 105. We will support the development of new foreign trade formats, cultivate new kinetic energy for foreign trade, and make these new models and new formats new in foreign trade development. Highlights. "Zhong Shan stressed.

According to reports, the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic has a great impact on the world economy, and international trade and investment have become even more sluggish. Faced with this complex situation, "we will continue to pay close attention to the development of the international epidemic and track the difficulties and difficulties faced by overseas enterprises and projects. Issues, research and issue targeted policies and measures in a timely manner. At the same time, we have further strengthened communication and cooperation with relevant countries to jointly maintain the safety and stability of the international industrial chain and supply chain. "Wang Bingnan pointed out that China International Import Expo and Online Canton Fair will be fully utilized The role of these open platforms is to vigorously develop "Silk Road E-commerce", promote the construction of large trade channels such as China-Europe trains, new land and sea channels, and build high-standard free trade zones with more countries to promote trade liberalization and facilitation to a higher level development of.

The spread of the global epidemic has affected transnational investment, and China's use of foreign capital is also facing huge challenges. Zhong Shan pointed out that under the leadership of the Party Central Committee, three key tasks must be done to stabilize foreign investment:

-Further opening up. It is necessary to continuously relax market access, reduce the negative list, and expand the opening of the service industry. Strengthen regional cooperative opening up, comprehensively promote the implementation of major strategies such as the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, promote regional interactive opening, and drive full opening. Increase the opening up of the central and western regions and old industrial bases, and encourage more foreign investors to invest in the central and western regions and northeast old industrial bases.

——Build an open platform. The free trade pilot zone and free trade port are the new heights of reform and opening up in the new era. These open platforms should be built and the leading role of demonstration should be played well.

——Optimize the business environment. The focus of this year is to implement the Foreign Investment Law, create a fair competition market environment, protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors, protect intellectual property rights, and enhance the confidence of foreign investors in long-term investment in China, so that foreign investors are willing to come, stay, and develop. (Reporter Zhang Yi)