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China (Chongqing) Free Trade Pilot Area

China (Chongqing) Free Trade Pilot Zone was formally approved  by the State Council on March 15, 2017. On March 31, the State Council officially announced Overall Plan of China (Chongqing) Free Trade Pilot Area (hereinafter referred to as "the Plan"); on April 1, the same year, it was officially listed as the third batch of free trade pilot zones in China. China (Chongqing) Free Trade Pilot Area covers 119.98 square kilometers, covering three areas: Liangjiang, Xiyong and Orchard Port.

Strategic positioning: taking system innovation as the core, replicating and popularizing as the basic requirement, fully implementing the requirements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on giving play to the important role of Chongqing's strategic fulcrum and connection points and increasing the opening of the cities in the western regions, and making efforts to build the pilot area into "one belt and one road" and the Yangtze River economic belt. It is an important hub of interconnection and communication, and an important fulcrum of the strategy of developing the western region.

Development goal: after three to five years of reform and exploration, we should strive to build a high standard and free trade zone with high investment and trade convenience, high-end industrial agglomeration, efficient supervision and regulation, perfect financial services, standardized rule of law environment, and radiation leading role, and strive to build and serve the "one belt and one road" construction and the Yangtze River economic belt. The exhibition's international logistics hub and port highland will promote the construction of a new pattern of all-round opening up of portal cities in the western region and promote the in-depth implementation of the western development strategy.

Implementation Scope: The implementation scope of Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Area totals 119.98 square kilometers, covering three areas: Liangjiang District 66.29 square kilometers (including 8.37 square kilometers of Cuntan Bonded Port Area of Chongqing Lianglu), Xiyong District 22.81 square kilometers (including 8.8 square kilometers of Xiyong Comprehensive Bonded Zone of Chongqing and Chongqing Railway Bonded Logistics Center [B Type] 0.15 square kilometers),and orchard harbor area 30.88 square kilometers.

Functional division: According to the regional layout, Liangjiang District will focus on building high-end industries and high-end factor agglomeration areas, focusing on the development of high-end equipment, electronic core components, cloud computing, biomedicine and other emerging industries and headquarters trade, service trade, e-commerce, exhibition transactions, warehouse allocation, professional services, financial leasing, modern service industries, such as R&D and design, should promote the opening and innovation of the financial industry, accelerate the implementation of innovation-driven development strategy, and enhance the ability of gathering and radiating resources of logistics, technology, capital and talents; Xiyong District will focus on building a demonstration zone for transformation and upgrading of processing trade, focusing on the development of manufacturing industries such as electronic information and intelligent equipment; and Productive services, such as bonded logistics transfer and distribution, should optimize the development model of processing trade; Orchard Port should focus on building a multi-modal logistics transfer center, focusing on the development of international transfer, pooling and distribution services, and exploring innovative development of advanced manufacturing industries.

Construction: Since the establishment of Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone, the first is to follow the national strategy and define the target orientation. In accordance with General Secretary Xi Jinping's overall requirements for the construction of free trade pilot zones, the strategic positioning given by the state to Chongqing free trade pilot zones is concretely transformed into a comprehensive pilot zone based on the "two points" positioning, implementing the "two places" and "two highs" objectives, and creating "four zones": namely, investment, trade and financial settlement facilitation. The pressure test area of the new economic system, the reform system integration pioneer area, and the open platform cooperative development area. Establishing the overall goal is to build "one hub, three centers and one base": an inland international logistics hub with multimodal transport as its core, an inland International Trade Center Based on trade in goods, a modern financial center with financial settlement facilitation as its grasp, a modern service operation center with interconnection as its goal, and a science and technology operation center. Innovation is an important national modern manufacturing base. Second, we should focus on the establishment of rules and regulations to ensure efficient operation. The Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government have established the "1+5+1" management and organizational structure of the free trade pilot area. To formulate and promulgate normative documents such as management measures, industrial planning, personnel measures and 12 work systems for Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone. In accordance with the law, 33 municipal economic management powers should be delegated to districts, and innovative incentives and fault-tolerant mechanisms should be established to enhance the driving force of "bold trial and independent reform" in districts. Third, we should speed up the pilot reform with policy and system innovation as the core. Establishment of 151 reform pilot task accounts of the overall plan of Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone, so as to achieve "four definitions" of tasks, subjects, measures and time. At present, 122 items have been implemented and 29 items are being promoted. To improve the supporting policy system, the central authorities in Chongqing and relevant municipal departments issued 31 policy documents according to the overall plan. Combining with Chongqing's actual situation, we have explored and formed 141 innovative institutional measures, focusing on investment, trade, finance and after-the-event supervision, and focused on risk stress testing. We will intensify the replication and promotion work and implement 118 pilot reforms in the first two batches of free trade pilot zones. A number of institutional innovations have been formed, and the innovative practice of "four from one simplified" in the special customs supervision area has been issued by the State Council and popularized throughout the country. Thirteen innovative typical cases have been explored and formed, including "construction of international logistics corridor" and "implementation of settlement of railway transport letter of credit" two cases by the Inter-ministerial Federation of the Free Trade Test Zone of the State Council. The Conference Office publishes and promotes 21 experiences, such as "new mode of import and remittance payment for key enterprises", from the free trade pilot area to the whole city. Opening the world's first railway bill of lading and documentary letter of credit, the exploration of international land trade rules has taken the "first step". The level of investment and trade facilitation in Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone has been significantly improved. According to third-party evaluation, Chongqing Free Trade Pilot Zone ranks first in the Inland Free Trade Pilot Zone. Fourthly, the key to the project landing is to enhance the momentum of development. Implement "double list" management of projects and policies to ensure that policies have needs and projects are guaranteed. Strengthen investment promotion, focusing on fostering new industries and trade formats such as artificial intelligence, aviation logistics, cross-border e-commerce, vehicle import, etc. A number of projects such as Shangtang Technological Artificial Intelligence, Huarun Microelectronic Power Semiconductor Base, Alibaba Regional Center, Southwest Headquarters of Haihang Modern Logistics Group have settled down; cross-border e-commerce, finance, etc. The scale of development of new industries such as capital leasing and parallel import of automobiles has been expanding, and they are in the forefront of the central and Western regions. Investment fields such as medical treatment and finance have been further expanded and opened up. From April of last year to June of this year, 16 985 newly registered enterprises in Chongqing Free Trade Experimental Zone exceeded the total of three years before listing, and 1169 major projects were signed, with a total investment of 404.65 billion yuan.

Contact telephone and address of each area:

Chongqing Free Trade Test Zone Office: Room 2402, Energy Building, 162 Nanbin Road, Nanan District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-62663015

Liangjiang New District: Office 316, Jinshan Building, 66 Jinyu Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-63059820

Yuzhong: 10th floor, Xinghe Business Building, No. 9 Peace Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-63847463

Jiangbei: 13/F, 16 Jingang New District, Jiangbei District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-67522081

Jiulongpo: No. 66 Kecheng Road, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, 4-4/5, Golden Trade Center, 023-86155550

South Bank: Office 1306, Building 3, District B, 12 Guangfu Avenue, Nanan District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-62625219

Beibei: Room 523, 196 Shuangyuan Avenue, Beibei District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-68281265

Yubei: 156 Shuanglong Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-67375550

Xiyong area

Shapingba: No. 8 Free Trade Building, Xiyuan North Street, Xiyong Street, Shapingba District, 023-65645400

Xiyong: 410 Office, Research and Development Building, Xiyong Micropower Park, Shapingba District, Chongqing, Tel: 023-65666352


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