Zhang Mao Met with Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to China

time:2018-09-03 13:28:00  Author:  Source:

On August 23, Zhang Mao, director of the State Administration for Market Supervision,
met with the visiting Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to China in Beijing
  

  On August 23, Zhang Mao, director of the State Administration for Market Supervision, met with the visiting Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to China in Beijing. Zhang Mao expressed his hope that the two sides can strengthen cooperation between their functional departments and contribute to the development of bilateral and world economic and trade relations.   

  Zhang Mao first introduced the function and reform status of the State Administration for Market Supervision. He stressed that the newly established State Administration for Market Supervision is shouldering the responsibility of creating a more open and transparent access environment, a fair market environment for competition and a safe and secure consumer environment. The State Administration for Market Supervision will further deepen its reforms of“streamline administration”to push the market to play a decisive role in resource allocation and promote the continuous improvement of the business environment. The State Administration for Market Supervision will take the opportunity of institutional reform to build a unified, authoritative and efficient anti-monopoly law enforcement system.   

  Zhang Mao said that the Chinese government is firmly opposed to trade wars. The Chinese government will continue to implement measures to expand opening up and ease market access, press ahead with reform and opening-up and strengthen economic and trade cooperations with other countries. China and New Zealand are important trade partners. The State Administration for Market Supervision will continue to carry out the existing Memorandum of Understanding, and continue to deepen cooperation with Singapore regulators in the related areas, duly sign new cooperation documents, promote the communication on law and policy, reduce and eliminate trade barriers, and protect the legal rights and interests of consumers to ultimately promote bilateral economic and trade growth.   

  Clare Fearnley said that New Zealand and China enjoy close relations and frequent high-level visits. New Zealand is committed to giving play to its environmental advantages and large parts of its economy relies on primary industries, most of which depend on exports for dairy products. New Zealand aims to reach the international advanced level in the quality and safety. A number of New Zealand government departments are willing to cooperate with the State Administration for Market Supervision to conduct dialogue in more policy areas.   

  The two sides also exchanged views on issues such as competition policy, food safety, mutual recognition of organic products, mutual recognition of electronic and electrical products, and cosmetics and intellectual property rights.

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