(Text by Reporter Xing Beilin) In the afternoon of February 28, Jing’an District invited some of the well-known foreign invested brand enterprises in the district to hold a symposium, so as to strengthen the communication between government and enterprises as well as among enterprises, further improve the service level of the enterprises, optimize regional business environment, and help enterprises to realize better and faster development. Lu Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee and Governor of Jing’an District, Shen Weihua, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Tan Wu, Deputy Chief of Customs of Shanghai Customs, Xie Qiuhui, Director General of Shanghai PuJiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and responsible persons of relevant functional departments of Shanghai and Jing’an District including Foreign Trade Development Department of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Station Customs, Shanghai PuJiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Jing’an District Commission of Commerce, Jing’an District Investment Invitation Office, Jing’an District Market Supervision Bureau, Jing’an District Branch of Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Local Taxation, State Administration of Taxation, and Jing’an District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau attended the meeting and responded related problems on the scene. The symposium was presided over by Zhou Haiying, Deputy Governor of Jing’an District.
In the symposium, enterprise representatives mainly discussed those concerned problems including the establishment and change processes of stores, bonded transaction exhibition, interpretation and training of laws and regulations and luxury tax. Besides, responsible persons of relevant departments of Shanghai and Jing’an District also made responses to the trade facilitation policies that enterprises were concerned with, including domestic bonded transaction exhibition, customs clearance as well as inspection and quarantine, introduced related policies and reform actions to optimize business environment and improve enterprise service efficiency, and accordingly analyzed the problems and weaknesses of the current enterprise service work and business environment, so as to explore the ideas and solutions of improvement and innovation work in the future.
Lu Xiaodong expressed in his speech that, Jing’an District would further improve the service efficiency of the government, launch multiple measures to optimize business environment such as “Internet + Government Affairs” and improve approval efficiency; further establish the communication platform to strengthen information communication and help enterprises know and understand relevant laws and regulations as well as policies and measures serving for enterprises in a faster and more effective way; further provide more individualized and targeted enterprise service measures aiming at the various individualized problems between enterprises of brands in different categories and between different brands. In addition, Lu Xiaodong also said that Jing’an District People’s Government and relevant departments of the district would classify and study the problems and related suggestions raised in the symposium this day item by item, to further improve the business environment and enhance the trade facilitation level of Jing’an District.
The Reporter has learnt that commercial circulation industry is one of the five key industries that Jing’an District are vigorously developing, and foreign invested commercial enterprises are important forces for the economic development of Jing’an District. As a gathering place of brand businesses, Jing’an District has now become the preferential place for international brands to enter Chinese market and the gathering highland of well-known domestic brands and China time-honored brands. Especially, more than 1,800 international and domestic brands gather along the West Nanjing Road with more than 60% being well-known international brands, making it one of the places with the highest intensity of high-end brands in Shanghai. Nearly 30 brands under the 3 major luxury goods groups in the world, 5 of the 6 top luxury brand enterprises in the world and 3 of the 4 major fashion retail groups in the world have settled in Jing’an District. To better serve the development of those brand commercial enterprises in Jing’an District, the district’s government has entered enterprises to learn about their pain points and difficult points, improve the pertinence and effectiveness of governmental services, and strive to realize more innovative measures in the trade facilitation field that concerns the enterprises most. In the next stage, Jing’an District will accelerate and promote the construction of demonstration area of international consumer city, and spread the “Shanghai Shopping” brand by creating a better business environment with internationalization, legalization and facilitation.