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The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing released the China Logistics Industry Prosperity Index in March on April 2. Data show that as the upstream and downstream activities of the supply chain become more active, the recovery of logistics demand accelerated in March, and the prosperity index rebounded significantly, returning to the expansion range.

  China's logistics industry prosperity index in March was 51.5%, an increase of 4.4 percentage points from the previous month, returning to the expansion range. From the perspective of sub-indices, the main sub-indices increased across the board, among which the total business volume index, new order index, and inventory turnover index rebounded significantly.

  Looking at different industries, the total business volume index of major industries has rebounded month-on-month. In the field of residential consumption and commercial logistics, the retail demand of physical stores and supermarkets has achieved restorative growth, driving the acceleration of commercial circulation, and the volume of FMCG less-than-truckload transportation and e-commerce express delivery has increased significantly. In March, the total business volume index of the road transportation industry and postal express industry rebounded by 4.7 and 3.7 percentage points respectively from the previous month.

  After the Spring Festival, the volume of railway bulk material transportation increased. In March, the total business volume index of the railway transportation industry was 53.5%, an increase of 1.8 percentage points from the previous month. Enterprise research shows that in March, the average daily loading volume of railway freight increased by more than 5% compared with the cumulative average daily loading volume from January to February.

  Judging from the employment situation, in March, the employment index rose by 2.7 percentage points from the previous month, a significant improvement. From an industry perspective, the employment index in the transportation industry and postal express industry is in the expansion range. Some companies have reported that since the start of work after the holiday, the difficulty of recruiting and hiring has decreased compared with the same period in previous years, but labor costs have also increased to a certain extent.

  From the perspective of corporate expectations, in March, the corporate business activity expectation index was 55.3%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points from the previous month. Enterprises as a whole maintain optimistic expectations for future development.

The State Administration of Taxation has issued a number of tax-convenient measures

  On April 2, the State Administration of Taxation released a number of tax-convenience measures, including the comprehensive promotion and launch of the national unified and standardized electronic tax bureau.

  It is understood that the 2024 "Spring Breeze Action for Convenient Tax Service" will focus on high-frequency matters in tax payment and outstanding problems reported by taxpayers. Measures such as comprehensively promoting the launch of the national unified and standardized electronic taxation bureau, optimizing the natural person electronic taxation bureau, helping newly established business entities to improve their credit levels as early as possible, and improving the annual starting score of A-level taxpayers with tax credit will be launched to consolidate the foundation for the supply of tax services.

  In terms of improving the response to demands for tax services, efforts have been made to clear up tax and payment blockages, introduce measures such as expanding the scope of priority tax refunds for individual tax settlements, and compile preferential tax policy guidelines to support the development of the manufacturing industry, so as to improve the resolution of tax-related and fee-related demands. efficiency.

  At the same time, by "promoting data interoperability and sharing" and "strengthening the use of digital technology", we will promote the optimization of tax payment processes, simplification of materials, and cost reduction, launch and improve the pre-filling function of special additional deduction information for serious illness medical treatment, and optimize the pre-tax deduction of personal pensions. One-stop” declaration function and measures such as accelerating the electronic reform of railway and civil aviation invoices.

  In addition, tax departments at all levels will further innovate and upgrade integrated service scenarios such as cross-domain office, cross-border office, batch office, and one-window office to promote the upgrading of tax services.

The Ministry of Finance releases the 2022 local budget and final account disclosure rankings

  In order to continue to promote the disclosure of local budgets and final accounts, from September to November 2023, the Ministry of Finance organized a special inspection of the disclosure of budgets and final accounts of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, and cities under separate state planning in 2022, focusing on the 2022 disclosure of local governments and departments at all levels. The disclosure status of the budget and final accounts for 2021 was comprehensively scored for each locality, forming a ranking list of local budget and final accounts disclosure for 2022. In this ranking list, Guangdong Province, Henan Province, Hunan Province, Shanghai City, Hebei Province, Shandong Province, Gansu Province, Hubei Province, Heilongjiang Province, Jilin Province and other provinces rank in the top ten. It is understood that this is the seventh time since 2015 that the Ministry of Finance has conducted a nationwide public inspection of local budgets and final accounts.

The cumulative trading volume of the futures market in the first quarter increased by 2.70% year-on-year.

  The latest data released by the China Futures Association on April 2 showed that the cumulative turnover of the national futures market in the first quarter was 124.16 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.70%. Among them, energy futures performed well.

  Data show that in the first quarter of this year, the cumulative trading volume of lithium carbonate futures was 13.8949 million lots, and the cumulative trading volume was 1.523745 billion yuan. Lithium carbonate is mainly used to produce automotive lithium batteries. With the rapid development of my country's new energy vehicle industry, my country has become the world's largest producer and consumer of lithium carbonate. At a company that produces lithium carbonate in Guangxi, the reporter saw that 1.5 tons of lithium carbonate products come off the production line about every 10 minutes.

  During the interview, the reporter learned that lithium carbonate generally takes three months from the preparation of raw materials to product output. my country will launch lithium carbonate futures in July 2023, and currently more than 1,500 industrial companies have participated in the transaction. In order to reduce corporate transaction costs, futures exchanges also provide a series of targeted preferential measures.

The average daily entry and exit clearance during the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday will reach 1.78 million people

  The reporter learned from the National Immigration Administration that during this year’s Tomb Sweeping Day holiday, the average daily number of entry-exit customs clearances at ports across the country will reach 1.78 million, an increase of 74.5% over the same period last year.

  Large international airport ports such as Beijing Capital, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou Baiyun, Hangzhou Xiaoshan, and Chengdu Tianfu are expected to have an average daily entry and exit number of 35,000, 84,000, 41,000, 13,000, and 16,000 respectively. There will be a significant increase in the number of residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who return to their hometowns to worship their ancestors as they are adjacent to the land ports of Hong Kong and Macao and the direct ports with Taiwan. Among them, Zhuhai Gongbei, Qingmao, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and Hengqin Port are expected to have an average daily entry and exit number of 337,000, 105,000, 103,000, and 65,000, and Shenzhen Luohu, Futian, Shenzhen Bay, and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway West The Kowloon Station Port is expected to receive 225,000, 197,000, 133,000 and 106,000 passengers.

Erenhot Highway Port implements 24-hour freight customs clearance

  Starting from April 1, the freight channel of Inner Mongolia's Erenhot Highway Port will implement 24-hour customs clearance for a period of six months. This has also become China's first highway port to provide 24-hour customs clearance for Mongolian freight.

  As China's comprehensive hub port open to Mongolia, the reporter learned that the Erenhot Highway Port freight channel trialled 24-hour customs clearance for half a month in December last year, making full preparations for the implementation of this customs clearance policy. The 24-hour customs clearance measure will be implemented from April 1 to September 30.

  At the Erenhot Highway Port freight channel, the imported goods are mainly iron ore and coal, and the exported goods are mainly daily necessities, household appliances, auto parts and other products. In the first three months of this year, the Erenhot Highway Port inspected more than 460,000 entry-exit persons, an increase of nearly 2 times year-on-year; the number of entry-exit transportation vehicles reached 119,000, an increase of 2.5 times compared with the same period in 2023.

Xinjiang Khunjerab Port opens on April 1

  In addition, the reporter learned from Urumqi Customs that on April 1, Xinjiang’s Khunjerab Port opened and closed to welcome inbound and outbound passengers, vehicles and goods. Due to the high altitude and ice and snow weather, the agreement between China and Pakistan opens and closes from April to November every year, and closes from December to March of the following year.

The third phase of the Hengqin Port and the Macao Port will be transferred to the jurisdiction of Macao

  According to the relevant approval from the State Council, the reserved space for the third phase of the Macau light rail extension to Hengqin Port at the Macau Port at Hengqin Port will be officially handed over to the Macau SAR Government for use from 0:00 on April 1, and will be governed in accordance with the laws of the Macau SAR Government. At this point, the Macao port area of ​​Hengqin Port and related extension areas have all been transferred to the jurisdiction of the Macao SAR Government.

Aksu, Xinjiang: Video surveillance captures snow leopards traveling

  Two days ago, police at the Shenmuyuan Border Police Station in Aksu, Xinjiang, discovered footage of two snow leopards traveling during a video inspection. That night, two snow leopards appeared in the surveillance video. They were muscular, with thick tails, and their black-ringed spots were particularly eye-catching. They were sometimes walking and patrolling, sometimes pacing and sniffing. According to analysis by relevant departments, the snow leopards in the video are a male and a female adult snow leopards who are in the breeding period and are most likely a couple. It is understood that snow leopards are national first-level protected animals and often move near the snow line and in the snow. In recent years, as the ecological environment of the Aksu region has become better and better, images of snow leopards have been recorded there many times.

As the weather gets warmer, herds of ibexes frequently appear in the Kunlun Mountains

  As the weather gets warmer, in the Duwa Valley located in the middle of the Kunlun Mountains in Xinjiang, groups of "plateau elves" - ibexes appear frequently here. In the picture, these ibexes are fat and strong. Sometimes they run quickly in the mountains, sometimes they climb on steep cliffs, leap and jump, showing the amazing stunt of "flying over rocks and walking over walls". . Ibex is a national second-level protected wild animal. It is very good at climbing and jumping. It often lives on the bare rocks of the plateau and mountainside areas at an altitude of 3,500 to 6,000 meters.

Yangtze finless porpoise group "spring outing"

  Recently, the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Survey Team observed a group of finless porpoises "spring outing" during their spring field investigation in Jingjiang, Jiangsu Province.

  On March 29, when the research ship was traveling about 500 meters downstream of the Jiangyin Bridge, groups of finless porpoises jumped out of the river, including an "expectant mother" finless porpoise. It is understood that the Yangtze finless porpoise is a national first-level protected animal, and the breeding season for finless porpoises is from March to June every year. The waters where the finless porpoise was discovered this time are near the Jingjiang section of the Yangtze River. The local ecological environment department said that they will send message reminders to ships that have recently entered the area and guide ships to slow down when sailing in the area. (