China News Service, Hefei, January 25 (Reporter Zhang Qiang) Dai Chuanyu, second-level inspector of the Department of Commerce of Anhui Province, introduced at an official press conference held in Anhui on the 25th that the Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone has actively connected Shanghai Jiangsu and Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zones promote the coordinated development of pilot free trade zones in the Yangtze River Delta and jointly create a highland for opening up.

  The Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially inaugurated and operated on September 24, 2020. The scope of implementation is 119.86 square kilometers, covering three areas of Hefei, Wuhu and Bengbu.

At present, 3857 new enterprises have been established in the free trade zone, 341 projects have been signed to settle in, and the amount of investment in the agreement is 292.2 billion yuan; 31 institutional innovation measures have been initially formed, helping Anhui's import and export volume to exceed 500 billion yuan.

  Dai Chuanyu said that since the construction was approved, the Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone has actively planned a coordinated development path for the Pilot Free Trade Zone in the Yangtze River Delta, organized special training courses on the construction of the Pilot Free Trade Zone, and invited relevant experts from the Pilot Free Trade Zone to exchange experiences in Anhui. , To promote mutual exchanges and cooperation in the Yangtze River Delta Pilot Free Trade Zone.

  During the CIIE, the China (Anhui) Pilot Free Trade Zone Promotion Conference was held in Shanghai. A total of 30 projects were signed on site with a total investment of 27.945 billion yuan.

Promote joint development with Shanghai, Zhejiang and other pilot free trade zones, deepen cooperation with Shanghai Port, and open a direct route between Wuhu and Shanghai Overseas Port and a direct freight liner to Japan. In 2020, Wuhu Port will complete a throughput of 135 million tons, an increase of 5.9%.

  At the same time, it invested 800 million yuan to build an offshore industry incubation platform in Shanghai, and explored the acquisition of land in Shanghai to independently build a “sci-tech enclave”; the Hefei area high-tech zone signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Hangzhou high-tech zone; Wuhu area and Ningbo international cooperation , To jointly build a digital port project and a cross-border e-commerce public service platform.

  In addition, the Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone has improved the linkage development mechanism with Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, signed the Anhui-Shanghai, Anhui-Zhejiang Business Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement, and promoted the signing of the Anhui-Suzhou Business Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement as soon as possible this year to accelerate the integration of the "Single Window" in the Yangtze River Delta Cooperative construction, participate in the establishment of the Yangtze River Delta Free Trade Pilot Zone Think Tank Cooperation Alliance, and promote the sharing of resources, information and results.

Select staff to go to Shanghai Lingang area, Nanjing area and other places to study with classes, and establish a work exchange mechanism.

  In the next step, the Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zone will continue to focus on serving the national strategy and integrate the construction of the Pilot Free Trade Zone with the implementation of the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the construction of the “Belt and Road”, and the promotion of the rise of the central region. Deepen cooperation and exchanges in the Yangtze River Delta Pilot Free Trade Zone, promote the docking of industries, industries, enterprises, and projects, and coordinate to promote open cooperation. Carry out the pairing and co-construction of the area, jointly hold the special promotion conference of the pilot free trade zone, cooperate in the "best practice case" exchange and sharing activities, and organize the interactive exchange of talents. (Finish)