China News Service, Fuzhou, January 28 (Reporter Long Min) The Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce announced on the 28th that 230 Taiwan-funded enterprises will be added to the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone in 2020, with a contractual Taiwanese capital of US$770 million, accounting for the same period in the province. 18.7% and 22.7% of the total.
Among the many pilot free trade zones in China, the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone is the only pilot free trade zone that regards "deepening cross-strait economic cooperation" as its own positioning and development goal.
The "Overall Plan for China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone" and the "Plan for Further Deepening the Reform and Opening up of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone" all clearly propose to further leverage the advantages of coastal areas near Taiwan and deepen cross-strait economic cooperation.
At present, the 118.04 square kilometers of Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone has become a prosperous place for the development of Fujian and Taiwan.
In the past year, the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone has promoted unimpeded economic and trade cooperation, and realized the adoption of Taiwanese enterprise qualifications and industry standard application cases in the three fields of construction, environmental protection, and education; Kaohsiung and Kinmen "overseas warehouses" have been normalized, and container transfers have been carried out Shipping express business.
Facing the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, some test tasks in the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone have made new breakthroughs.
In September last year, the mainland's first cross-strait joint venture securities company-Golden Circle Securities Co., Ltd. was inaugurated and opened in Xiamen.
According to industry insiders, the opening of Golden Circle Securities has filled the gap in cross-strait financial cooperation that has not yet been implemented by joint venture securities institutions. It will deepen cross-strait financial exchanges and cooperation, promote the accumulation of financial capital and talents in Xiamen, and enrich the development of the regional financial industry.
The Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone actively promoted the opening up and innovation of finance to Taiwan last year, and promoted the construction of the “Taiwan-owned sector” of the Strait Equity Exchange Center and the Xiamen Cross-Strait Equity Exchange Center, with a total of more than 1,700 Taiwanese enterprises listed; exploring the implementation of "Internet + finance + credit investigation" ”Model, has handled more than 250 credit inquiries for Taiwanese enterprises and Taiwan compatriots, and issued loans of more than 57 million yuan (RMB, the same below); pioneered the service of “Taiwanese compatriots’ letter of credit guarantee”, and waived guarantee fees, with a financing guarantee balance of 9.5 100 million yuan.
In the Fujian Pilot Free Trade Zone, the adoption of Taiwanese professional qualifications has become normal.
Among them, Pingtan District issued 294 vocational qualification certificates and 73 vocational skill level certificates last year.