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Sichuan's foreign trade goes up against the trend! Imports and exports from January to February were 97.8 billion yuan, an increase of 8.3% year-on-year

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Sichuan's foreign trade goes up against the trend! Imports and exports from January to February were 97.8 billion yuan, an increase of 8.3% year-on-year

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  • Author:Published in Sichuan
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  • Time of issue:2020-03-20
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Sichuan releases client news. On March 19, the reporter learned from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce that from January to February this year, Sichuan’s foreign trade went up against the trend and continued to maintain the good momentum since last year, achieving steady growth, with imports and exports of 97.8 billion yuan, year-on-year An increase of 8.3%.
 
At present, Chengdu international regular direct flight routes have been restored to 26
 
The reporter learned that air freight accounts for 62% of our province's foreign trade logistics. After the outbreak of the epidemic, the Provincial Department of Commerce timely docked with departments (units) such as logistics, airports and relevant logistics associations to understand the impact of the epidemic on the province's foreign trade and air transport logistics. Due to multi-national flight bans or restrictions, the suspension of domestic cargo planes during the Spring Festival, and the suspension of some passenger and cargo planes due to the epidemic, the “triple factors” superimposed on the “triple factors” that caused a loss of 56% of the cargo and mail throughput of Chengdu-originating flights.
 
In this regard, the Provincial Department of Commerce predicts the development trend of the impact of international air transport logistics on foreign trade as follows: current capacity decline, immediate supply and demand contradiction is not prominent, the effect of air transport restrictions in the near future will appear, and matching is expected to be achieved in the medium term, and report upward in time. Strive to carry out coordinated restoration work. Through the active efforts of airlines, airports, logistics and other parties, the number of regular direct flights to Chengdu has been restored to 26. As the number of companies resuming work and production continues to increase, and the supply and volume of goods continue to increase, international aviation logistics will continue to improve.
 
Focus on investigating the impact of nearly 100 key foreign trade enterprises
 
According to reports, the Provincial Department of Commerce focused on understanding the situation of nearly 100 key foreign trade enterprises (processing trade enterprises) through letter inquiries, telephone calls, emails, and filling in statistical tables on foreign trade affected by the epidemic, and reported that the import and export volume of enterprises accounted for the province's imports and exports. More than 60% of the total.
 
Many processing trade companies insist on working overtime during the Spring Festival, and large backbone companies have strong ability to respond to emergencies. They have adopted a number of emergency measures to ensure foreign trade production and delivery, such as taking chartered flights to solve air transportation needs, importing supplementary anti-epidemic materials by themselves, and comprehensive protection Safety of employees, etc. Affected by the epidemic, most foreign trade companies have postponed resumption of work, extended import and export time, and increased costs. Companies have delayed orders, recalled orders, and defaulted on overdue delivery. Some companies believe that the epidemic has an impact on new orders.
 
Anti-epidemic assistance policy support: 90% of enterprises have resumed work and production
 
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Provincial Department of Commerce, in conjunction with relevant departments, promptly issued the "Notice of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce, Sichuan Provincial Department of Finance, Chengdu Customs, and Sichuan Provincial People's Government Port and Logistics Office on Supporting Foreign Economic and Trade Enterprises in Response to the Epidemic and Stable Foreign Trade Development." (Chuanshangfa [2020] No. 5) to help companies reduce losses from the epidemic. Formulated the "Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce's Implementation Plan on Implementing Foreign Trade Enterprises' Response to the Epidemic to Reduce Logistics Costs" and issued notices to cities (prefectures) to support key foreign economic and trade enterprises through international aviation import and export logistics fees during the epidemic, and pass Sichuan enterprises through China-Europe Express (Chengdu) Import and Export provides logistics support.
 
Positively guide public opinion, encourage orderly resumption of work and production, and gradually increase production capacity. Encourage companies to use the Internet, telephone and other methods to coordinate office work; companies on-site arrange special personnel to disinfect the workplace daily, implement strict epidemic prevention management, and perform health checks before employees enter the workplace to ensure that the ventilation facilities of the workplace are in good operation; establish resumption of work During the period of duty notification system, adhere to the epidemic situation report, proactively convey authoritative information to employees, and strengthen confidence in foreign trade production. Foreign trade companies in Chengdu, Mianyang, Deyang, Yibin, Luzhou, Guang’an and other cities (prefectures) organized timely replenishment of overseas epidemic prevention materials. Foreign trade companies in Guang’an, Leshan, Suining and other cities (prefectures) added several mask production lines to ease the shortage of local masks. According to statistics from feedback, 90% of enterprises have resumed work and production, and are actively mass producing, and the employment gap is shrinking.
 
In addition, to promote the high-quality development of foreign trade. The Provincial Department of Commerce promoted the publication of the "Province Implementation List of Guiding Opinions on High-quality Trade Development." Implement a series of measures to stabilize foreign trade and fully support foreign economic and trade enterprises to resume normal operations. Guide localities to strengthen country control and release market information, and provide legal aid to enterprises. Encourage companies to increase their efforts to negotiate new projects and new orders with international customers. Support enterprises to actively take measures to ensure foreign trade production and sales, such as solving employment problems through multiple channels, giving customers preferential conditions to meet the needs of the other party, and fulfilling orders within the negotiated delivery period. In the case of the spread of the international epidemic, actively guide pharmaceutical companies such as masks and protective clothing to target the international market and establish marketing channels. In accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, we will actively restore logistics, people flow and commercial flow, promote the flow of goods and factors in an orderly manner, fight economic defense, and strive to achieve "win-win and win-win" in epidemic prevention and control and foreign trade development.
 
Sichuan release client reporter Zhou Lijun

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