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Chongqing Customs and Chengdu Customs signed a memorandum of cooperation

According to Chongqing Customs, on December 17, Chongqing Customs and Chengdu Customs officially signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly promote the opening up and development of Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone in Chongqing (hereinafter referred to as the memorandum of cooperation).

According to the memorandum of understanding, the customs agencies of the two cities will cooperate in promoting the development of the western region in the new era, promoting the opening up of the Chengdu-Chongqing city cluster, implementing the overall national security concept, promoting business reform and development, and strengthening party building.

To be more specific, the two sides agreed on 21 articles of cooperation, including to jointly support the construction of the new land and sea corridor in the western region to promote connectivity between the "One Belt And One Road" and the Yangtze river economic belt; to promote sustainable development of the China-Europe freight train and further expand the convergent radiation effect and international influence; to promote the development and opening up of the upper reaches of the Yangtze river economic belt and share the transportation advantages of the golden waterway; to promote high-level opening up and high-quality development of customs special supervision areas; to promote the improvement of port opening function; to support the development of foreign trade competitive industries; to strengthen cooperation in joint prevention, control and supervision of epidemic diseases; to strengthen the prevention and control of border security risks; and to prevent and combat illegal activities of smuggling across customs areas.

In addition, the two sides have established such cooperation mechanisms as the system of joint meeting of principal officials, the system of coordination meeting at the leadership level in charge of related affairs, and the consultation mechanism of counterpart departments to ensure smooth cooperation.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding marks that the bilateral cooperation has entered a new stage of "comprehensive cooperation" from "point-to-point" one. Shanwei, the chief of Chongqing Customs, said that this cooperation is the comprehensive implementation of general secretary Xi Jinping’s instruction to accelerate the integration of Chengdu-Chongqing urban agglomeration development, and is also the thoroughly implementation of the spirit of the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC central committee and the implementation of the "package" cooperation agreement on promoting the integrated development of Chengdu-Chongqing city agglomeration signed by the parties and government of the two cities in July this year. The Customs of Sichuan and Chongqing go hand in hand, which is of great urgency and necessity for the two places to open wider to the outside world and promote high-quality development.


Source: Chongqing Daily

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