The 5th anniversary of the listing of Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone

As of December last year, a total of 192,000 new companies were established

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●As of December last year

  A total of 192,000 new enterprises have been established in the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone, with a registered capital exceeding 1.9 trillion yuan, and 494 projects of over 100 million yuan have been introduced.

●2021

  There were 55,635 newly established enterprises in Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone, a year-on-year increase of 24%; foreign direct investment was US$1.51 billion, a year-on-year increase of 69.7%; the proportion of foreign direct investment in the province increased from 4.3% at the beginning of its listing to 44.9%.

  On April 1, the China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone) celebrated its 5th anniversary.

  After five years of development, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has achieved fruitful results and has become a gathering place for Sichuan's opening to the outside world.

Introduced 494 projects of more than 100 million yuan

  On April 1, 2017, Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially established as the third batch of pilot free trade zones in the country. It is divided into two parts, Chengdu and Luzhou, covering three areas: China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Chengdu Tianfu The new area, the Chengdu Qingbaijiang Railway Port Area of ​​the China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone and the South Sichuan Port Area of ​​the China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, have a total area of ​​119.99 square kilometers.

  After five years of development, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has become a gathering place for opening to the outside world.

The data shows that as of December 2021, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has established a total of 192,000 new enterprises, with a registered capital exceeding 1.9 trillion yuan, and 494 projects of over 100 million yuan have been introduced. .

Especially in the face of the challenges brought by the global new crown pneumonia epidemic, Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has shown more resilience and vitality. In 2021, 55,635 new enterprises were established, a year-on-year increase of 24%; foreign direct investment was 1.51 billion US dollars, It is an increase of 69.7% over the previous year; the proportion of foreign direct investment in the province has increased from 4.3% at the beginning of the listing to 44.9%.

Continue to burst out the vitality of innovation

  Over the past five years, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has focused on high-level opening up and high-quality development, accelerated the release of reform dividends, and continued to burst into innovation.

  The basic institutional system has been improved.

Over the past five years, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has given full play to the role of five integrated tackling teams, including management system innovation, two-way investment, port logistics, financial opening and innovation, and legal guarantees, and has focused on tackling tough tasks and making integrated breakthroughs in major reform tasks.

It has successively formulated and implemented the "China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations" closely linked to the Foreign Investment Law; introduced "45" measures to support the deepening of reform and innovation in the Pilot Free Trade Zone; established the country's first pilot free trade zone named after a province. Courts, Procuratorates, etc.

  System innovation is fully developed.

In the past five years, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has been benchmarked against the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and other international high-level economic and trade rules, the World Bank’s business environment standard system and domestic advanced Regional experience, bold exploration and formation of more than 800 institutional innovation achievements.

Among the last four batches of 104 pilot experiences promoted at the national level, Sichuan contributed 12 and promoted the replication and promotion of 278 at the national level and 5 batches of 81 reform experiences in Sichuan.

  Highlights of differentiated test results are frequent.

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport has opened 131 international (regional) routes; Chengdu International Railway Port has connected 69 overseas cities and 25 domestic cities; Luzhou Port's "departure port + dry port" policy is linked and applied, the golden waterway of the Yangtze River and the new western land-sea channel , The China-Europe Railway Express has achieved seamless connection... In the past five years, the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has closely adhered to the strategic positioning of "four districts and one highland", focusing on the superposition of "airline, railway, and river" advantages to form a "transportation and trade". The strong trend of integrated development of "production" will promote Sichuan's opening to the outside world to a higher level.

  High-level opening up leads to high-quality economic development.

In the past five years, Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone has innovatively promoted the development of the first foreign-funded value-added telecommunications business in the west, and projects such as domestic and overseas bonded maintenance bases for aero-engines have been put into operation, leading to high-quality economic development with the help of a number of major open platform carriers.

  Regional synergy and opening up have been deepened.

Many important breakthroughs have been made in the construction of the Sichuan-Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone Collaborative Opening Demonstration Zone: jointly launching the China-Europe Railway Express (Chengdu-Chongqing), co-creating the first China-Europe Railway Express brand in the country that runs jointly between the two places, the Chengdu-Chongqing Free Trade Zone Court Realize cross-regional filing of disputes, cross-regional court trials, cross-regional mediation, and cross-regional execution coordination... Over the past year, Sichuan-Chongqing cooperation has continued to deepen and solidify, adding stronger impetus to the construction of the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone.

  West China Metropolis Daily - Cover reporter Yi Yili

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