China News Agency, Beijing, April 1 (Sun Hongyi, Wang Lin and Lin Hao) In order to further reduce the negative impact of the epidemic on foreign trade, Shandong tax authorities have introduced preferential policies on taxes and fees, and 16 measures in the Suifenhe area of Heilongjiang Free Trade Zone have been opened to the outside world. Guangxi will further open up Optimize the port's business environment and enhance the level of cross-border trade facilitation.
The reporter learned from the Shandong official press conference on the same day that the Shandong tax department introduced preferential tax policies to support the epidemic prevention and control, help resume work and resume production, and further reduce the negative impact of the epidemic on foreign trade. This policy will benefit 5,574 export enterprises in Shandong, and is expected to increase tax rebates of 1.91 billion yuan (RMB, the same below).
Statistics from the Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce show that from January to February, 241 foreign-invested enterprises were newly established in Shandong, a year-on-year decrease of 9.4%; the actual use of foreign capital was 1.63 billion US dollars, a decrease of 9.4%; 9 new high-tech manufacturing enterprises were newly established, an increase of 28.6 %; The actual use of foreign capital was 170 million US dollars, an increase of 5.9%; the actual use of foreign investment in the service industry was 1.09 billion US dollars, an increase of 7.7%.
The border provinces have begun to make efforts at the “ports”. Sixteen measures in the Suifenhe area of the Heilongjiang Free Trade Zone have promoted opening up. Guangxi will further optimize the port's business environment.
The "Support Measures for Promoting Economic Development in Suifenhe Area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone" was officially implemented on the 1st, aiming to accelerate the reform and innovation of the Suifenhe Area of Heilongjiang Free Trade Pilot Zone, opening up to the outside world, and focusing on building a modern and open economic system.
In the field of trade, for foreign trade enterprises and cross-border e-commerce enterprises in Suifenhe area, if the annual trade increase reaches 3 million to 5 million U.S. dollars, support will be given based on 50% of its new contribution to local economic development; the annual trade increase If it is more than 5 million US dollars (including 5 million US dollars), it will be supported at 70% of its new contribution to local economic development.
Liang Yiguang, deputy director of the Guangxi Department of Commerce, said on the 1st that in order to reduce the impact of the new crown epidemic, Guangxi will further optimize the port's business environment, improve the level of cross-border trade facilitation, and promote the steady growth of foreign trade.
Liang Yiguang said that Guangxi has promoted customs facilitation reforms and greatly improved the efficiency of customs clearance at ports. According to estimates, in December 2019, the overall customs clearance time for Guangxi's imports and exports was shortened to 8.06 hours and 1.62 hours, faster than the national average over the same period.
In terms of customs clearance costs, Guangxi has reduced the compliance costs of import and export links such as customs declaration, freight forwarding, logistics, warehousing, and port services, and lowered the average charge standard for seaport and port import declaration agents from 2000-3000 yuan to 800-1500 yuan.
According to the information provided by Nanning Customs, affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, from January to February 2020, Guangxi ’s foreign trade imports and exports were 51.28 billion yuan, a decrease of 11.1% year-on-year. (Finish)