By China Times
It´s learned that "adjusting structure andpromoting balance" would be the tonefor China´s foreign trade work in 2010.However, there´re some changes in specificpolicies which will shift attention to boostingimport, unlike previous measures that blindlyfocus on encouraging imports; one of the majormeasures would be to facilitate the clearance ofcustoms ofcommodities by abolishing non-tariffbarriers.
Some insider with the Ministry of Com-merce (MOC) told reporters on December15th that policy guidance of next year will beimports-facilitating, which will further reducethe examination and approval procedures ofim-ports, and narrow the registration scope subjectto automatic import licensing; the MOC willcontinue to promote the reduction of tariffs andnon-tariff barriers and open up manufactur-ing and services sectors to push the openingup of domestic markets. Besides the Ministryof Commerce will promote key industries andencourage the introduction ofindustry support-ing policies, concerning, say, energy-conserving& environment-friendly industries, high-techindustries, to promote the restructuring of Chi-nese enterprises and the development of serviceindustry
Secretary-General of the China Centerfor International Economic Exchanges, formerVice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce,Weijianguo said that China´s previous study on import was not enough; rather than take "import"into serious consideration, major national tradepolicies just kept focus on encouraging exports,which now require timely adjustments.
During the just-ended 2010 Central Eco-nomic Work Conference, there are some chang-es in the account concerning foreign trade. Theconference proposed to "attach equalimportanceto exports and imports, or more exactly, attract-ing foreign investment and investing in foreigncountries, broaden the channels ofinternationaleconomic cooperation, and enhance opening upconstantly."