When analyzing and studying the current economic situation and economic work, the Politburo meeting of the CPC Central Committee held recently pointed out that it is necessary to adhere to the expansion of high-level opening up, actively respond to the demands of foreign-funded enterprises to facilitate business in China, and stabilize the fundamentals of foreign trade and foreign investment.
Faced with the complicated domestic and international economic situation, this year’s foreign trade and foreign investment work had a good start on the whole, and withstood the pressure to achieve a “stable opening”. In the first quarter, my country’s total foreign trade imports and exports reached 9.42 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.7%; the country’s actual use of foreign capital was 379.87 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 25.6%; in US dollars, it was 59.09 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 31.7%. This not only fully reflects the strong development resilience of my country’s foreign trade and foreign investment, but also lays a good foundation for achieving the expected goals for the year.
However, we must also clearly see that the current environment for stabilizing the fundamentals of foreign trade and foreign investment is more complex and severe, and faces many risks and challenges. At present, the global epidemic is still at a high level, the virus is still mutating, and there is great uncertainty in the final direction of the epidemic. Especially since March, my country has withstood the most severe test of prevention and control since the Wuhan defense war. At the same time, the global economic recovery is uneven, the monetary policy changes of major developed economies have negative spillover effects on the world, and the supply chain bottleneck cannot be completely alleviated.
Therefore, in order to ensure that foreign trade operates within a reasonable range throughout the year, we must pay attention to the effective implementation of the policies that have been introduced to stabilize foreign trade, study effective new policies, and insist on expanding high-level Open to the outside world and actively respond to the demands of foreign-funded enterprises to facilitate business in China, so that enterprises from all over the world can obtain good development opportunities and have promising growth space in the open Chinese market.
To stabilize foreign trade, we should continue to pay close attention to the implementation of various policies, so that enterprises can enjoy policy dividends as soon as possible. At the same time, strengthen monitoring and early warning, establish a big data monitoring, forecasting and early warning platform, study and judge new situations in a timely manner, and reserve new policies. It is necessary to continue to promote the innovative development of foreign trade, and to cultivate and enhance new advantages in foreign trade competition. Do a good job in the expansion of a new batch of cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot zones, continuously improve the overseas smart logistics platform, build an offshore trade center city, focus on improving the level of trade digitalization, and create a number of global trade digital pilot areas. We must make every effort to ensure the stability and smoothness of the industrial chain and supply chain, and improve the strength and resilience. It is necessary to continue to promote the high-quality development of foreign trade transformation and upgrading bases, support the innovative development of processing trade, cultivate a new batch of pilot projects for the implementation of border trade in the mutual market, further promote the integration of domestic and foreign trade, foster trade dual-cycle enterprises, continue to promote the smooth flow of international logistics and settlement, and improve the level of trade facilitation. In addition, it is necessary to help foreign trade enterprises to open up markets and improve the level of global trade cooperation.
To stabilize foreign investment, furtherStep by step to expand high-level opening to the outside world. Revise and expand the “Catalogue of Industries Encouraged for Foreign Investment” to guide foreign capital to invest more in emerging fields such as advanced manufacturing, modern services, high-tech, energy conservation and environmental protection, green and low carbon, and digital economy, as well as in the central and western regions. Promote the construction of open platforms, give full play to the advantages of the business environment and institutional openness, and attract more foreign investment projects. Strengthen service guarantees for foreign-funded enterprises and projects. Optimize the foreign investment environment, comprehensively clean up regulations inconsistent with the Foreign Investment Law and its implementing regulations, and implement fair treatment for foreign-invested enterprises. Give full play to the role of the complaint mechanism for foreign-funded enterprises, strengthen the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors, and stabilize foreign investors’ expectations and confidence in investing in China.
my country’s foreign trade industry has a solid foundation, the fundamentals of long-term improvement have not changed, and the advantages of comprehensive investment attraction are still outstanding. many opportunities.