In the First Half of the Year, Mianyang¡¯sTotal Import and Export Volume of Foreign Trade Ranks Second in Sichuan Province
2018-08-29

Abstract: The reporter recently learned from the Municipal Bureau of Commerce that in 2018, the province¡¯s target for Mianyang of the import and export of foreign trade was 12.34 billion yuan. In the first half of the year, Mianyang¡¯s total import and export volume of foreign trade reached 7.51 billion yuan, completing 61% of the target, a year-on-year increase of 40.5%, higher than the national and provincial average growth rate of 32.6% and 15.6% respectively, an increase of a record high.The total volume of foreign traderanked second in the provinceand it is expected that Mianyang will exceed the target task set by the provincial government this year.

(Mianyang News) Our reporter recently learned from the Municipal Bureau of Commerce that in 2018, the province¡¯s target for Mianyang of the import and export of foreign trade was 12.34 billion yuan. In the first half of the year, Mianyang¡¯s total import and export volume of foreign trade reached 7.51 billion yuan, completing 61% of the target, a year-on-year increase of 40.5%, higher than the national and provincial average growth rate of 32.6% and 15.6% respectively, an increase of a record high.The total volume of foreign traderanked second in the province and it is expected that Mianyang will exceed the target task set by the provincial government this year.

¡°In the first half of the year, 25 key enterprises such as Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd. and Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd. achieved import and export volume of 7.19 billion yuan, an overall increase of 41.5%, accounting for 95.8% of Mianyang¡¯s total import and export volume.¡± The spokesman from the Municipal Bureau of Commerce said that earlier this year, the Municipal Bureau of Commerce took the initiative to dock with the provincial department and clearly specified the target tasks for the whole year. It promptly convened the symposium of Mianyang¡¯s 25 key foreign trade enterprises, carefully analyzed the situation, formulated a list for developing foreign trade in a timely manner, clarified the goals, priorities, measures and time nodes of the year, and distributed the target tasks in advance to lower counties. It also timely liquidized entrepreneurial stock, strengthened the classification guidance. City leaders also made contacts with the leading enterprises such as Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd., Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd. and BOE. Mianyang also provided follow-on services to 20 key enterprises such as Lier Chemical, Fulin Precision Machining Co.,Ltd., Pulse Electronics to help them exploit potentials and improve their operating ability. It supported a group of enterprises such as Mianyang Meineng Materials, Highly Electric, and Linjiang Zhuma to shift their business from agency export toself-operated export. According to statistics, in the first half of the year, Mianyang held a training on cross-border e-commerce and related foreign trade policies. More than 180 enterprises and more than 400 personnel have been trained. This has strengthened their awareness of enterprise policies and the professional skill. 46 more enterprises were authorized the rights for foreign trade and the total number of foreign trade enterprises reached 1,085.

At the same time, exploiting the international markets has made significant achievements. First of all, the activities related to ¡°Enterprises Going abroad¡± have been steadily promoted. Through the linkage of cities, counties and enterprises, 89 enterprises including Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd., Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd. and Guangyou Co., Ltd. participated in more than 20 foreign and domestic fairs such as the Spring Canton Fair, China Process Trade Products Fair,China-South Asia Expo and the CES exhibition in the United States,with intentional turnover reaching $246 million and 46 enterprises going abroad for the first time. Secondly, Mianyang has also supported the Mianyang Enterprise Import and Export Federation to expand overseas business together. The Mianyang Enterprise Import and Export Federation was established last year and successfully organized members to land in Australia. This year it will continue to lead companies to explore overseas markets. Mianyang has also supported qualified enterprises to set up new overseas marketing outlets, and encouraged more enterprises of Mianyang to use the 20 trade outlets established by Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd., Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd. and other enterprises to explore foreign trade business. It has actively docked with the economic and trade platforms in Hanoi of Vietnam and Niger of Africa established by Sichuan and Mianyang¡¯s foreign investment enterprises so as to bring doors and windows, clothing and textiles and other related products made in Mianyang to go out. It has also encouraged enterprises to use foreign and domestic major e-commerce platforms and self-built e-commerce platforms to expand product-selling channels. In the first half of the year, Mianyang¡¯s exports to traditional markets such as Asia were basically stable. Exports to emerging markets in Africa and Latin America increased by 107.5% and 25.5% respectively.

In addition, Mianyang has strengthened support and guidance to improve the quality of development. Mianyang has actively sought forstate and provincial special funds for foreign trade and economic cooperation. With the support of the national ¡°Innovation Base for Developing Foreign Trade Through Science and Technology¡±, ¡°the Key Base for Transferring the Processing Trade Industry¡± and the five provincial-level characteristic bases, Mianyang has supported the technological transformation, R&D and branding of enterprises. Now the quality of export products has been constantly improved. In the first half of the year, the export volume of Mianyang¡¯s high-tech products reached 1.37 billion yuan, an increase of 30.38%, accounting for 46.4% of Mianyang¡¯s total export volume, an increase of 6.6% over the same period last year. At present, the closed-loop of cross-border e-commerce export in Mianyang has been formed. More than 10 enterprises have been introduced in the first half of the year, creating an export volume of more than $13 million.

With the completion of more than half of the tasks in 2018, the Municipal Bureau of Commerce said that it will focus on the ¡°three key projects¡± that guarantee the implementation of high-quality foreign trade, continuously consolidate the regional, industrial and entrepreneurial bases for the development of foreign trade and to expand the export of advantageous products, under the strategic planning made in the Fifth Plenary Session of the Seventh Municipal Party Committee. (All-media reporters from Mianyang Daily: Yang Wanshou, Xie Yan) Editor: Jiang Xiaoli