Zhongxin Finance, May 18. On the 18th, at the State Council's regular policy briefing held by the State Council Information Office, Xu Xiaolan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that currently, affected by various factors, the downward pressure on my country's economy has increased. The problem of delinquent accounts for SMEs is a pain point in the hearts of many SMEs.

The Party Central Committee and the State Council have attached great importance to the deployment of a nationwide special campaign to prevent and resolve arrears to SMEs in 2022, focus on resolving arrears, strictly prevent new arrears, and improve a long-term mechanism for preventing and resolving arrears to SMEs.

  The first is to strengthen the investigation of the situation and concentrate on resolving the situation.

In response to the arrears caused by agencies, institutions, and large enterprises purchasing projects, goods, and services from small and medium-sized enterprises, before the end of May, all regions and departments should complete a comprehensive investigation, establish a ledger, and increase centralized resolution.

If there are no differences in arrears, if it is found that they are repaid together, if there is indeed a difficulty in repayment, a clear repayment plan and method must be proposed before the end of June.

For disputes over arrears, it is necessary to promote negotiation or use legal means to resolve them. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also provides free legal assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in difficulty.

  The second is to strengthen overall planning and coordination and consolidate the main responsibilities.

A coordination group has been set up for this special action, with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as the team leader, and the People's Bank of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission as the deputy team leaders to strengthen overall coordination and organizational implementation.

Consolidate local territorial responsibilities and departmental supervisory responsibilities. Each province should take overall responsibility for preventing and resolving delinquent accounts of small and medium-sized enterprises in its region, clarifying specific measures, time points, and completing the settlement within a time limit.

All relevant industry departments and regulatory departments should supervise and guide local governments, actively do a good job in resolving arrears in their respective fields, strengthen the supervision and management of the objects under supervision, and deal with violations of laws and regulations in a timely manner.

  The third is to strengthen information disclosure and strengthen restraint and punishment.

Establish a default information sharing mechanism, strengthen the information disclosure of large enterprises and large listed companies overdue payment of small and medium-sized enterprises, and do a good job in the disclosure of overdue information on commercial bills.

This year, the State Council will conduct major inspections and comprehensive inspections to reduce the burden on enterprises and promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Strengthen assessment and supervision, strictly implement restrictive measures such as reducing non-rigid expenditures, and increase accountability and punishment of relevant responsible subjects and responsible persons.

Expose typical cases of delinquent accounts of small and medium-sized enterprises, and implement punishments for dishonesty in accordance with laws and regulations.

  Fourth, strengthen the source treatment and improve the long-term mechanism.

Strictly implement the "Government Investment Regulations", strengthen the management of government investment project approval and the management of government investment funds budget. For those without the source of funds, construction shall not be started, construction without approval is strictly prohibited, and government investment projects are strictly prohibited to require enterprises to advance in various ways. capital construction.

Research and improve the policies related to the payment guarantee for construction funds.

Strengthen the construction of supporting systems such as the Regulations on Optimizing the Business Environment and the Regulations on Guaranteeing Payments to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

  Fifth, strengthen financing support and strengthen services for enterprises.

Standardize the development of supply chain financial business, give play to the functions of the unified registration and publicity system for movable property financing, and the accounts receivable financing service platform, and further revitalize the accounts receivable through the asset securitization of accounts receivable.

Through the "Benefiting the Enterprise" SME service action, SME service month activities, etc., organize local and relevant institutions to provide legal consultation, legal rights protection and other services for SMEs, help them strengthen contract management, and prevent overdue accounts receivable and other risks, Protect the legitimate rights and interests of SMEs.

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