The Action Plan for Chongqing to Pioneer in Opening-Up in Inland China and Serve the Belt and Road involve five aspects-channels for opening-up, opening-up platforms, open ports, open market entities and an internationalized and enabling business environment based on the rule of law. This is about upgrading opening-up platforms to build an international hub city.
The platform is the core carrier for Chongqing to pioneer in opening-up in inland China. In the action of upgrading open platforms, it will focus on the development of large platforms, boost the upgrading and coordination of various platforms, optimize the allocation of resources, improve the quality of operation, and form an aggregation effect, to accelerate the construction of an international hub city.
The goal is that by 2022, the total import and export volume and the foreign investment in the actual use of open platforms will account for 80% of the total amount of the city, respectively.
Form a new pattern of opening-up platforms
First, it is essential to facilitate the formation of a unique pattern of opening-up platforms for the new era. To this end, the city will optimize the layout of open platforms and boost open platforms to link with regional industries and economic development levels.
It will also improve the operation mechanism of open platforms, such as establishing a planning and coordination mechanism for open platforms and exploring a diversified operation mode for open platforms. Besides, it will accelerate the gathering of opening-up and innovation elements of all platforms, such as building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, forming an innovative economic structure, and supporting Xiyong Micro-Electronics Industrial Park to create an independent and controllable national innovation base for integrated circuit industry.
Further the leading role of key opening-up platforms
The second is to give further play to the leading role of key opening-up platforms.
Liangjiang New Area serves as a critical gateway for the opening-up in inland China. Hence the next step is to deepen the pilot projects for innovative development of trade in services, advance the pilot projects for trade diversification, and diversify new trade forms that integrate bonded business with others. It will also drive the transformation and upgrading of processing trade, upgrade modern service industries, facilitate the intelligent improvement of manufacturing industries with traditional advantages such as automobiles, and give priority to developing strategic emerging industries such as the digital economy.
China (Chongqing) Pilot Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) ought to take institutional innovation as the core, continue to take the lead, and carry out pioneering and differentiated reform exploration to achieve more institutional innovation results that can be copied and popularized.
The city should implement the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity (CCI) at a high standard, continue to improve the operational mechanism of CCI, and actively innovate in institutional mechanisms and business model. It is also necessary to explore the establishment of crucial cooperation demonstration zones such as financial services and aviation industry to enhance the driving effect of CCI.
At the same time, the city will further integrate and optimize the functions of customs special supervision areas and bonded supervision places, and further promote the innovative development of national development zones.
Coordinate development of the opening-up platforms
The third is to advance the coordinated development of the opening-up platforms. It involves highlighting the coordination of practical orientation of open platforms, promoting the coordinated development of CFTZ and CCI, guiding the platforms in differentiated construction of industrial clusters, and advancing the sharing and usage of innovative policies and achievements of the open platforms.
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