Volume expansion, layout optimization, and system dividends continue to be released. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period-

what a dazzling free trade zone report card!

  Starting from 28.78 square kilometers, to 67 areas covering the east, west, south, north and middle of China; from the "first to eat crabs" trial to the replication and promotion of various reforms and innovations across the country, the pilot free trade zone is in the process of reform and opening up. The frontier.

What are the construction results during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period?

What else is worth looking forward to in the future?

A few days ago, the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Commerce introduced the overall situation.

This experimental field of reform and opening up is laying a solid foundation for a new system of higher-level open economy and high-quality development.

 Realize 17.6% of foreign investment with a land area of ​​less than 4‰

  In 2021, the first batch of 72 companies will sign contracts to settle in the China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Promotion Innovation Demonstration Park in the Hunan Pilot Free Trade Zone; the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone Hangzhou Area Binjiang Block Construction Promotion Conference will be held, and the first batch of 18 projects will be signed Pilot Trade Zone (Free Trade Building)...In the new year, there are constant news about the signing of projects in the respective pilot trade zones and the establishment of enterprises.

  Initially, the pilot free trade zone started from 28.78 square kilometers in Shanghai's 4 special customs supervision areas.

In recent years, not only the number has been expanded, but the layout has also been continuously optimized.

According to Tang Wenhong, director of the Free Trade Zone and Port Department of the Ministry of Commerce, 17 new pilot free trade zones will be established during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, bringing the total number to 21 and 67 areas in total, forming a reform and opening up innovation pattern covering the east, west, south, north and middle.

  "After years of construction, the Pilot Free Trade Zone has intensified the development of advantageous and characteristic industries, accelerated the accumulation of high-quality element resources, and gradually became a model and leader of high-quality development." Tang Wenhong said, for example, the economic level of Shanghai headquarters continues to increase, and Tianjin Aircraft Finance Leasing has become the second largest in the world. Fujian Aircraft Maintenance and Jiangsu Biomedicine have all formed a certain scale.

  In 2020, a total of 393,000 new enterprises were established in the first 18 pilot free trade zones, and the actual use of foreign capital was 176.38 billion yuan, and the total import and export volume was 4.7 trillion yuan, accounting for 17.6% of the country's land area of ​​less than 4‰. Foreign investment and 14.7% of imports and exports have played an important role in stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment.

  "Systematic Breeds" take root across the country

  "Regarding institutional innovation as the core", "reproducible and popularizing as the basic requirements", "high-level opening stress test"... During the construction of the pilot free trade zone, these key expressions frequently appear, and they are also the largest in the pilot free trade zone and other parks. The difference lies in.

  "During the '13th Five-Year Plan' period, the national level has promoted a total of 173 institutional innovations in pilot free trade zones across the country. These'systems' varieties have taken root and sprouted across the country, further enhancing the level of openness, administrative efficiency, development momentum and economic vitality in various regions. "Tang Wenhong said.

  A batch of pioneers landed here.

Regarding investment, Huihua Financial Management Co., Ltd., the country's first foreign-controlled joint venture wealth management company, has settled down; Regarding trade, the world's first "5G+AI" intelligent port operation pilot and the first cross-port international transfer and consolidation business have been implemented; Looking at finance, a number of landmark projects such as the China Securities Capital Market Legal Service Center, the only cross-regional and cross-market professional mediation organization for securities and futures disputes, have settled in... Since its establishment, the Lingang New Area of ​​Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone has been boldly trying In the forefront.

  Batches of experience have moved from here to the whole country.

"Separation of licenses and licenses" has created a relaxed and convenient access environment for market players; "Innovation in the financialization of railway waybills" opens up new financing channels for enterprises that use China-Europe trains to carry out trade; "Enterprise package cancellation service model" has realized enterprises Cancellation for "run only once"......

  "In the future, we will promptly summarize and sort out the innovative results of the pilot free trade zone that have been tested well, accurately identified, and risk controllable, and replicated and promoted at multiple levels and multiple paths." Tang Wenhong said.

  The first cross-border service trade negative list will be announced

  In the past few days, tourists who want to go to Hainan’s duty-free shopping have another good news: outlying island travelers can choose to purchase duty-free goods by mail. Residents on the island can also choose to pick up the duty-free goods after returning to the island for shopping. The experience will be further improved.

  The construction of a pilot free trade zone on the entire island of Hainan and the gradual exploration and steady advancement of the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics are another major innovation during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period.

The new policy for duty-free shopping on outlying islands, corporate and personal income tax concessions, raw materials, transportation and yachts, "zero-tariff" list... These sensible policies are accelerating the creation of benefits.

  Market players gathered quickly.

According to statistics from Hainan, there will be 149,000 new enterprises in Hainan in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 107.1%.

In the whole year, 1,005 foreign-funded enterprises were newly established, a year-on-year increase of 197.3%.

  Accelerated release of consumption potential.

In 2020, the total sales of duty-free shops on outlying islands in Hainan Province was 32.72 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 127%; from July to December, the number of shoppers was 3.044 million, a year-on-year increase of 62%, effectively playing the role of attracting overseas consumption.

  The throughput of Yangpu Port increased significantly.

According to statistics from Hainan, the throughput of Yangpu Port in 2020 reached 56.644 million tons, an increase of 12.9% year-on-year, and 1.019 million standard containers were completed, an increase of 44% year-on-year.

Among them, foreign trade containers exceeded 203,000 TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 98.3%.

  It is understood that the negative list of Hainan's cross-border trade in services, which has received much attention, is also actively being formulated.

This will be the first negative list announced by China in the field of cross-border service trade, and it will also be another major fundamental reform in the process of opening up.

"We strive to publish this list as soon as possible," said the head of the Free Trade Zone Port Department of the Ministry of Commerce.

  Li Jie