Chongqing, July 7 (Zhongxin Net) -- The third meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth Chongqing Municipal People's Congress was held in Chongqing on 25 July, at which a report by the Chongqing Municipal Government on the construction of the China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the "Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone") was heard. According to the report, as of June 25, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone has registered more than 2023,6 enterprises, and a large number of landmark projects such as EMAG Machine Tool in Germany, Bosch Innovation Center in Germany, GDS and China-Europe Digital Eco-City have landed.

Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone is one of the third batch of pilot free trade zones established in China, which was officially launched on April 2017, 4. In 1, with 2022.1% of the city's area, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone will contribute more than 46/1 of the city's newly established enterprises, nearly 10/1 of the actual use of foreign capital, and nearly 2/2 of the total foreign trade import and export volume, becoming the main force and "power source" of the city's open economy.

As of June 2023, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone has opened the world's first "International Letter of Credit for Railway Bill of Lading" relying on the China-Europe Express to achieve batch use, and a total of 6,6160 railway bills of lading have been issued, with a cargo value of about RMB 29.<> billion. Innovate land trade financing methods, formulate and introduce a pilot work plan for railway transport document financial services, and build a direct connection platform for railway transport document financial services.

At the same time, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone formulated the pilot work promotion plan of "one single system" for rail-sea combined transport in the western land-sea new corridor, and completed the filing of the sample bill of lading for rail-sea combined transport; Issued the first China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) multimodal transport bill of lading, promoted the model of "the original railway box goes to the sea, one container to the end", and reduced the overall customs clearance time by 40%; Launched the country's first cross-border financial blockchain western land-sea new channel financing settlement application scenario, cumulatively facilitating enterprise freight settlement, trade settlement and financing of more than 33.<> billion US dollars.

Zhang Guozhi, vice mayor of Chongqing Municipal People's Government, said that in the next step, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone will promote the initial establishment of a container allocation and sharing system between the new land-sea channel in the west and the China-Europe Express and the Yangtze River Golden Waterway; Improve the operational efficiency of the hub, speed up the completion of shortcomings such as multimodal transport facilities, railway special lines, and collection and distribution systems, strive to set up a comprehensive bonded zone for railway ports and customs supervision places at the Yuzui Railway Freight Station, and build a new land-sea channel in the west, Chongqing Dry Port.

In addition, the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone will also vigorously develop the intelligent networked new energy vehicle industry, accelerate the implementation of the leading action plan for the intelligent networked new energy vehicle industry cluster, and build a research and development and production base for core components such as sensors and radars. Iteratively upgrade the intelligent terminal industry, actively introduce high-value-added and high-yield intelligent terminal products, and expand the scale of IoT devices, smart wearables and other products; Actively cultivate new energy and new energy storage industries, and promote the construction of hydrogen energy science and technology incubation parks, hydrogen energy intelligent manufacturing industrial parks and other projects. (End)