On July 17th, Chen Youfu, general manager of Chengdu Zhengye Jixiang Parallel Automobile Sales Co., Ltd., was preparing to purchase a new batch of parallel imported cars at the Chengdu Qingbaijiang Railway Port Area of the Sichuan Pilot Free Trade Zone. In the first half of the year, Zhengyeji Company had 300 parallel imported vehicles from Dubai to Qingbai River via Guangxi Qinzhou Port via sea-rail combined transport. In the same period last year, this data was only 6 vehicles.
Suining Motian Times Technology Co., Ltd., which was just put into operation in a temporary plant in January, has an import and export value of 590 million yuan in the first half of the year, making it the largest foreign trade enterprise in Suining.
The performance of individuals converged into a report card of Sichuan's foreign trade in the first half of the year: The total value of imports and exports of goods trade reached 303.3 billion yuan, an increase of 21.9% year-on-year, which was much higher than the overall national import and export growth of 3.9% in the same period.
Where does the driving force for the steady growth of foreign trade come from?
Where to stay
Double improvement of scale efficiency
The relevant person in charge of the Provincial Department of Commerce introduced that in the first half of the year, the province's total foreign trade import and export value ranked tenth in the country, of which the export value ranked ninth, and the import value ranked tenth, maintaining the best level in the country for 4 consecutive months. .
Stability lies not only in the steady growth of speed, but also in the steady improvement of quality.
Regional development is competing. Chengdu maintained its “leading” position, with some cities and prefectures growing significantly ahead of the provincial average. Mianyang, Guangyuan, and Meishan increased by 36.9%, 63.7%, and 24.4% respectively.
Export benefits are higher. The export value of mechanical and electrical products increased by 27.1% year-on-year, of which mobile phone exports increased by 1.1 times.
Trade is more diversified. The province’s import and export value to countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” increased by 13.1%, accounting for 27% of Sichuan’s total foreign trade import and export value during the same period. Import and export value to the UAE, Singapore, Russia and Vietnam increased by 70.2%, 59.9%, and 56.9% and 37%.
The growth momentum of private enterprises is strong. The import and export value of private enterprises increased by 53.1% year-on-year, accounting for 22.4% of Sichuan's total foreign trade import and export value during the same period.
How to stabilize
Since last year, both world economic growth and world trade expansion have slowed down, orders have decreased, and the market has shrunk... Many export-oriented Sichuan companies have long felt the coldness of the international market.
At the beginning of this year, a large-scale foreign trade survey was launched. The Provincial Department of Commerce focused on the Chengdu Plain Economic Zone and the Southern Sichuan Economic Zone, which accounted for more than 98% of the province’s import and export value. Through meetings and field visits, more than 60 foreign trade companies were investigated. enterprise.
Strengthen corporate tracking services. In addition to the provincial-level government-enterprise matchmaking meeting, the business system of each city and state holds a government-enterprise matchmaking meeting every quarter to list the problems and promptly solve the problems hierarchically. Our province has also expanded the 91 key enterprises established last year to 200, and implemented the "order tracking system" to grasp and analyze development trends in a timely manner and improve the ability to predict the situation.
Hit a series of combo punches. The industry will start by leveraging the advantages of the “5+1” modern industrial system to cultivate export-oriented industries, and expand the export scale of “Sichuan-made” products such as electronic information and equipment manufacturing; the platform will start to focus on the construction of export-oriented industrial parks and promote various foreign trade export bases Transformation and upgrading and misplaced development; reforms and facilitation measures have been introduced.
"Customs clearance efficiency is getting higher and higher, and development confidence is greater." Abu Dhabi Plastics Corporation's Western China Storage Distribution Center project said that after Luzhou City introduced special logistics support policies, the company switched to the new river-sea combined transport to Luzhou for customs clearance. Channel, the cost of enterprises is greatly reduced.
With the benefit of the bonded policy, Zhengye Jixiang's import and export value in the first half of the year increased by 13.4 times year-on-year. With the support of Qingbaijiang Customs, the company became the first company in the country to carry out the parallel car bonded warehousing business in the bonded logistics center. The corporate tax payment can be delayed to ease the problem of capital turnover.
Accelerate the accumulation of new momentum for stable development of foreign trade
The half-year transcript has been handed in. How can the annual transcript be "stable"?
"Foreign trade is an important carriage for stimulating economic growth, and its support for regional economic growth is extremely important." According to Deng Fuhua, assistant to the dean of the Comprehensive Research Institute of China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan is currently accelerating the "four directions". Expanding and opening up the whole territory", foreign trade is an important path and starting point for our province to expand the development space.
Yin Liang, a spokesperson for Chengdu Customs, believes that despite the current complex and severe external environment and Sichuan’s foreign trade facing a series of challenges, the fundamentals of long-term improvement remain unchanged, and the trend of optimized foreign trade structure and accelerated conversion of kinetic energy has not changed.
The relevant person in charge of the Provincial Department of Commerce said that our province is accelerating the guidance of enterprises to adjust the export structure and actively explore emerging markets.
Foreign trade companies have also made their own moves. A large number of foreign trade companies actively adapt to the diversified needs of the market, explore new business forms and models of foreign trade, and rapidly develop and expand cross-border e-commerce and market procurement trading companies. The construction of 13 cross-border e-commerce industrial parks across the province has accelerated, and the Sichuan cross-border e-commerce ecosystem is being constructed. From January to May this year, the cross-border e-commerce transaction scale in Chengdu reached 7 billion yuan, an increase of 79.8% year-on-year.
With the continuous optimization of the import and export commodity structure in our province, positive new progress has been made in market diversification and trade facilitation, and new momentum for the stable development of foreign trade is constantly gathering. (Reporter Li Xinyi)