Zhongxin Finance, May 20. On the 20th, the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held a press conference on "opening up domestic and foreign trade and building a dual circulation". Wang Lingjun, deputy director of the General Administration of Customs, said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, my country has accelerated construction The new open economy system has made historic achievements in foreign trade development.

From the perspective of customs statistics, it is prominently reflected in the expansion of quantity and the improvement of quality.

  In terms of volume, in the past ten years, the import and export volume of trade in goods has hit a new high, from 24.4 trillion yuan in 2012 to 39.1 trillion yuan last year, an increase of 14.7 trillion yuan, which is close to the whole year of 2009. total value of imports and exports.

It broke through the 30 trillion yuan mark in 2018, and then approached the 40 trillion yuan mark in 2021.

The international market share has also increased from 10.4% in 2012 to 13.5% last year, and the status of the world's largest trade in goods has been further consolidated.

Since 2017, my country has maintained the status of the world's largest trader in goods for five consecutive years.

In the past ten years, the scale of my country's trade in goods has been continuously increasing, which fully reflects that China is not only a "world factory", but also a "world market". development opportunities in the Chinese market.

  From a qualitative point of view, the high-quality development of foreign trade has continued to advance, and the main body of foreign trade operators has become more dynamic.

In the past ten years, the main body of foreign trade has increased by 1.7 times, the "circle of friends" of foreign trade has continued to expand, trade with countries along the "Belt and Road" has continued to deepen and smooth, and the domestic regional layout has been optimized. 11.1% a year ago increased to 17.7% last year, an increase of 6.6 percentage points.

The structure of import and export commodities has been further optimized, and new drivers of foreign trade development have been continuously stimulated.

In the past decade, the high-quality development of foreign trade is a vivid portrayal of the transformation and upgrading of "Made in China" to "Made in China". China's foreign trade is stronger in participating in international competition, playing a greater role in the economic engine, and developing for a long time. foundation is stronger.

  In the past ten years, the national customs have strengthened supervision and optimized services to serve the overall situation of the country's economic and social development, and promoted the high-quality development of foreign trade.

  First, continue to optimize the port business environment.

The number of supervision certificates for import and export has been reduced from 86 to 41, and the overall customs clearance time has been reduced by more than half in the past four years. Every minute and every hour saved can be converted into the economic benefits of the enterprise.

  The second is to vigorously support the construction of an open platform.

Promote the innovative development of comprehensive bonded zones. At present, there are 156 comprehensive bonded zones nationwide.

Actively carry out the innovation of the customs supervision system in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, adhere to the principle of "control and let go", and study and formulate the customs supervision framework plan for the Hainan Free Trade Port.

The import and export of the comprehensive bonded zone, the free trade pilot zone and the Hainan Free Trade Port have increased significantly.

  The third is to actively promote the orderly development of new forms of foreign trade. Regulatory models such as “online shopping bonded import”, “cross-border e-commerce B2B direct export”, and “cross-border e-commerce export overseas warehouses” meet the development needs of cross-border e-commerce enterprises and enable "Buy the world" and "sell the world" become a reality.

  Fourth, comprehensively deepen customs international cooperation.

It has established friendly and cooperative relations with customs in 171 countries and regions, and has deeply participated in the formulation of relevant rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the negotiation of free trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and actively participated in the global Customs collaborative governance.

Support the joint construction of the "Belt and Road", and from 2013 to 2021, promote more than 100 high-quality agricultural and food products from countries along the route to achieve trade with China.

By promoting the mutual recognition and cooperation of "Accredited Operators" (AEO), China has nearly 4,000 advanced customs-certified enterprises enjoying the same customs clearance convenience overseas as in China, reducing trade costs and creating a good external environment for China's foreign trade.

  Wang Lingjun said that my country's foreign trade has a stable start this year, but affected by multiple internal and external factors, the current pressure to stabilize foreign trade has increased significantly.

The Party Committee of the General Administration of Customs will resolutely implement the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, continuously innovate the customs supervision system, serve the overall situation of foreign trade, and welcome the victory of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China with excellent results.

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