China News Service, Beijing, September 2 (Reporter Li Xiaoyu) Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Hebei, Yunnan, Heilongjiang Free Trade Pilot Zones and Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Lingang New Area have been officially listed for one year.
According to officials, these pilot free trade zones have achieved remarkable results in expanding opening up and stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment.
At a press conference held on the 2nd, Tang Wenhong, Director of the Free Trade Zone and Port Department of the Ministry of Commerce, stated that the 6 pilot free trade zones and the Shanghai Lingang New Area actually utilized 13.11 billion yuan of foreign capital from January to July this year. Same), foreign trade imports and exports are 660.76 billion yuan, accounting for 5.8% and 10.8% of the provinces and cities where they are located respectively, which has played a positive role in stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment.
Jiang Liansheng, Director of the Work Office of the Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone, said that the pilot free trade zone is actively building a financial open ecosystem represented by China-ASEAN cross-border financial reform and innovation. The China-ASEAN Financial City located in the Nanning area has cumulatively introduced financial institutions (enterprises) There are 134 companies. The cross-border RMB settlement volume in the first 7 months reached 34.5 billion yuan. The scale and influence of RMB use in ASEAN countries continued to increase.
Jiang Liansheng stated that the Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone is still focusing on building 30 major innovation demonstration projects including China-ASEAN Economic and Trade Center, China-ASEAN Special Commodity Trading Platform, and accelerating the construction of automotive, electronic information, food processing, and green chemicals for ASEAN. Cross-border industrial chain.
The Yunnan and Heilongjiang Pilot Free Trade Zones have promoted the development of China's border trade.
Kou Jie, deputy director of the Yunnan Provincial Department of Commerce, said that the Yunnan Pilot Free Trade Zone has launched an innovative model of "cross-border e-commerce + border mutual market" to realize the electronicization of the whole process of cross-border settlement between border residents, improve the efficiency of border settlements, and promote export growth .
In the first half of this year, the Yunnan Pilot Free Trade Zone exported US$1.43 billion to Vietnam, an increase of 41.8% year-on-year.
In addition, the Yunnan Pilot Free Trade Zone is also the country’s first initiative to introduce cross-border power purchase and sale entities into platform transactions, creating a cross-border power market-oriented trading mechanism and cooperation platform for South Asia and Southeast Asia, and overseas market entities can already trade in the Kunming Power Exchange Center .
The Heilongjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone mainly expands economic and trade cooperation with Russia and Northeast Asia.
According to official data, thanks to the “multi-warehouse linkage” model of cross-border e-commerce, the import and export transaction volume of cross-border e-commerce in Heilongjiang Province included in customs statistics from January to July reached 460 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.5 times; Cargo charter flights sent 1617.8 tons of mail, a year-on-year increase of 64.5%.
In terms of attracting foreign investment, the new model of "cross-border" registration of innovative enterprises in the Heilongjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone allows foreign investors such as Russia to achieve "offshore" cross-border registration in the Harbin area.
The Heihe area took the lead in establishing the country's first Russian power processing zone, and Russian power has imported 510 million yuan this year.
In terms of financial cooperation with Russia, the Suifenhe area has set up the country's first Sino-Russian border exchange transaction settlement center to conduct cross-border renminbi payment services by Russian natural persons and entrusted agents, which is the first in the country.
In addition to "attracting gold," some pilot free trade zones have gone a step further and spared no effort to explore the attraction of "world brains."
Zhu Yimin, deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Commerce, said that the Jiangsu Pilot Free Trade Zone will grant overseas high-end talents a work permit for up to 5 years at a time, speed up the implementation of international vocational qualification certification, and introduce Nobel Prize winners, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and leaders. There are more than 2,000 high-end talents at home and abroad.
According to official data, since the opening of the International Talent Service Port in the Lingang New Area of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone in August this year, 9 foreigners have applied for the "Chinese Green Card", 27 have obtained 5-year residence permits, and more than 1,000 domestic and foreign Professional talents enjoy preferential policies such as talent settlement and house purchase.