Passing Market Trust and Promoting Global Trade-The first China International Import Expo “Accreditation and Inspection Serving International Trade Facilitation”Forum Was Held in Shanghai

time:2018-11-08 10:00:00  Author:  Source:

  On November 7, the first China International Import Expo “Certification, Accreditation, Inspection and Testing Serving International Trade Facilitation” forum was held in Shanghai. The forum was co-sponsored by the State Administration For Market Regulation, Certification and Accreditation Administration and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. It was jointly organized by the Development Supervision Center of the State Administration For Market Regulation, the Trade Promotion Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision. The theme of the forum is “Transfer Market Trust and Promote Global Trade”. It was organized to make “certification and accreditation, inspection and testing” better play their essential attributes of “Transfer Market Trust, Serve Global Development”, strengthen market supervision, optimize the business environment, and provide better services to  promote global trade facilitation. Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration For Market Regulation, Gao Yan, president of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and Ren Hongbin, Chinese assistant commerce minister, attended the meeting.   

  

  Lin pointed out that certification and accreditation, inspection and testing are internationally recognized national quality infrastructure that support the sustainable development of economic and trade, and are also an internationally accepted tool for quality management and trade facilitation. They have established a road of mutual trust and convenience for China and the rest of the world to jointly promote safe, balanced and sustainable growth of global trade. In order to better meet the requirements of comprehensive reform and open policy and high-quality development, we will continue to deepen reforms in the areas of certification and accreditation, inspection and testing by relaxing market access restrictions for certification and testing, optimizing market access environment, attracting more funds and talents to enter the certification and testing market and encouraging larger foreign investment in China; we will comprehensively strengthen market supervision of certification and testing, maintain fairness and credibility of certification and inspection, and optimize market competition environment; we will make use of certification and accreditation to strengthen product safety access management, improve enterprise quality management system, improve product and service quality and optimize market consumption environment; we will actively promote mutual recognition of international cooperation in the field of conformity assessment, and strive to achieve "One certificate, International pass".     

  Gao Yan said that building a trust economy among enterprises, markets and countries is an effective way to jointly meet challenges and unlock the potential of global growth. Certification and accreditation, inspection and testing services are important aspects of building a trust economy, which are effective means to reduce international market barriers, strengthen domestic market access, and promote international trade facilitation. They are also a stepping stone and a pass for enterprises and products to enter the international market. With the further improvement of the service level and international discourse rights of China's certification and accreditation, inspection and testing, it will play a more important role in building an open, inclusive, trustworthy and efficient trade coordination mechanism, helping openness and building the “Belt and Road”. The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will deepen its cooperation with the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Certification and Accreditation Administration to strengthen certification and accreditation of international exchanges, interpret and disseminate relevant policies, and build a service platform for cooperation and trust between domestic and overseas enterprises for the purpose of providing them information, training, consultation, etc. Finally we will make greater contributions to enhancing market trust and promoting international trade facilitation.     

  Ren Hongbin said that promoting trade facilitation is a key factor driving global growth. As the WTO member who accepted the Trade Facilitation Agreement earlier and whose degree of trade facilitation is at an upper elementary level in developing countries, Chinese government attaches great importance to the issue of trade facilitation for the reason that certification and accreditation, inspection and testing are important to promote the development of international trade, especially for trade facilitation. Promoting mutual recognition between China and the world in accreditation and accreditation area will greatly facilitate international trade and reduce transaction costs. We are willing to work with all parties to speed up the process of trade facilitation cooperation, during which we will improve the customs clearance facilities of border ports, further simplify customs clearance procedures, carry out regulatory information exchange and international cooperation to promote global trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.     

  Guests from the State Administration For Market Regulation, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) made speeches on the topics like “Quality Accreditation for International Trade Facilitation”, “China's Inspection and Testing Market Opening and Development”, “The Status and Development of International Trade Facilitation Level”, “The Impact of Certification and Accreditation, Inspection and Testing on Global Trade” and so on. A topical dialogue on how to make certification and accreditation, inspection and testing play their role of contributing the international trade facilitation was carried out among the well-known experts and scholars and representatives from inspection and accreditation institutions as well as domestic and foreign companies.     

  This forum is an important supporting activity of the first China International Import Expo, attracting over 300 professional visitors who are from international organizations, foreign embassies in China, domestic and foreign industrial and commercial enterprises, inspection and testing institutions, business associations, as well as domestic and foreign groups of participants in the International Import Expo.

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