Ministry of Commerce: Continue to support export enterprises in supplying masks

Ministry of Commerce: Continue to support export enterprises in supplying masks
On March 12, the Ministry of Commerce released an online press conference.Li Xingqian, director of the Department of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce, released data saying that due to the Spring Festival factors, especially the epidemic situation, from January to February, imports and exports are expected to reach 4.12 trillion, down 9.6%.Among them, exports reached 2.04 trillion, down 15.9%; imports up to 2.08 trillion yuan, down 2.4%.In response to the above data, Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Institute of the Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, told the sauna. Yewang said, “The decline in the first two months has exceeded my expectations. The original forecast may have dropped by two numbers.In fact, the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has caused a lot of pressure on the foreign trade import and export of some countries. However, the statistical indicators also included data for January, and the epidemic in that month did not develop to a very serious level, so this yearIn the first 2 months, at least one month of foreign trade import and export is basically normal.The resumption rate of key foreign trade enterprises in 19 provinces and cities has reached nearly 100%, and the epidemic of new coronary pneumonia has spread worldwide.According to the latest data released by the WHO, as of 10:00 a.m. Central European time, 37,371 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been diagnosed outside China, and a total of 1,130 deaths have been reported.The Director-General of WHO believes that the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has already possessed pandemic characteristics.The spread of the epidemic overseas is expected to increase the instability of domestic foreign trade imports and exports and the global industrial chain.At yesterday’s press conference, Li Xingqian admitted that the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has developed rapidly in some countries and regions overseas. In the short term, the impact on the global economy and industrial chain, the global economic and trade growth is facing certain pressure.The acquisition of new orders will also be affected to a certain extent, and the global industrial chain supply chain will be disrupted.Li Xingqian also said that based on the research and judgment of changes in supply and demand, the core of the current Chinese government’s trade policy is to stabilize the basic foreign trade plate.It is understood that in order to support the resumption of production and production of foreign trade enterprises, the Ministry of Commerce, while instructing the competent commercial authorities to do well in epidemic prevention and control, also adopted simplified external economic and trade management procedures to guide enterprises to apply for import and export permits without paper; establishA list of key foreign trade companies to resume work, coordinate the re-examination review department to speed up the promotion of upstream and downstream resumption of production and other measures in the industrial chain.Judging from the overall resumption of work of local foreign trade enterprises, the resumption rate of foreign trade enterprises in 8 provinces and cities including Shandong, Anhui, and Liaoning exceeded, and from the resumption of work of key foreign trade enterprises, the resumption rate of 19 provinces and cities such as Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Shanghai reached or approached 100%.Looking ahead, Pan Xiangdong, chief economist of New Era Securities, told reporters that due to the overseas epidemic, the subsequent export continued to exert downward pressure, the domestic economy was damaged in the first quarter, the overseas epidemic dragged down the global economy, the global supply chain faced challenges and the price of crude oil and other commodities fell, All of which have led to continuous follow-up export growth still under pressure.Continue to support the external supply of masks. The ban on the export of masks has never been issued. It is worth noting that the spread of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has spread worldwide. The masks, protective clothing and other epidemic prevention materials in many countries have tightened.Supplies?Li Xingqian also responded to this question at the press conference on March 12. He made it clear that the Chinese government will continue to support the export of medical supplies such as masks for export enterprises to make due contributions to global epidemic prevention.Li Xingqian said that after the epidemic occurred, the Chinese government resolutely took measures to promote the resumption of production and production, expansion of production and conversion, the rapid increase in the reserves of medical assets, and the overall security situation was improved.However, China has a population of 1.4 billion, and the production and living places are densely populated. The supply of some varieties such as masks and medicines is very tight.In order to support all countries in fighting the epidemic together, the United Nations has given timely support to the claims made by the countries concerned.It is reported that China is a major global mask production country. For many years, it has been providing medical and civilian mask export services to countries around the world, and the annual export volume is stable at more than 70% of the production scale.Li Xingqian also admitted at a regular press conference on March 5 that masks are free trade products and the Chinese government has not set any trade control measures.Since the outbreak, the Ministry of Commerce, as the foreign trade centralized management department, has never issued a ban on the export of masks and production materials. Enterprises can implement relevant trade in accordance with the principle of marketization.According to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission on March 2, the daily production capacity of the previous masks has exceeded 1 billion units.On February 29, the national daily mask production capacity reached 1.100 million, the daily output reaches 1.1.6 billion, which was 5 on February 1.2 times and 12 times.Peng Bo, associate researcher of the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, told Sauna and Yewang that the current export space for masks and other anti-epidemic materials is still quite large, because China’s anti-epidemic assets can rise quickly and the domestic epidemic situation is gradually gettingControl, the market supply and demand tend to balance, which also increases the expansion of mask export space.It is estimated that by the end of March, the production capacity of exporting 20 to 30 million masks per day should be expected.Sauna, Yenet Pan Yichun editor Chen Li proofreading Jia Ning