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Mission<\/SPAN><\/B><\/st1:City> of Jiangsu<\/st1:place><\/st1:State> DOC<\/SPAN><\/B> <\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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1. To implement state laws, regulations, and policies governing domestic and foreign trade and international economic cooperation; to draft and implement relevant local laws and regulations; to formulate the strategies for developing provincial commerce, and relevant implementation plans; to monitor and analyze the operation of the commercial sector; to study the development trends of economic globalization, regional economic cooperation and modern distribution patterns and distribution system reform, and give proposals. <\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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2. To advance the structural readjustment of distribution industries, guide the reform of distribution enterprises, the development of commercial and trade services, as well as community commerce, put forward policies and proposals for promoting the small and medium-sized enterprises in commerce and trade areas, and promote distribution standardization and such modern distribution modalities as chain store operation, franchising, and logistics; to formulate relevant policies, measures, standards and rules for e-commerce development, and advance relevant administrative work.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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3. To formulate provincial development plans for domestic trade, foster and develop urban and rural markets, study and put forward the policies guiding domestic and foreign capital to flow to the development of a market system; to guide the program of bulk commodities retail markets and the planning of urban commercial networks, guide the construction of the commercial system, advance rural market system construction, and organize and implement modern rural distribution networks.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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4. To lead the coordination work for rectifying and standardizing market economy order, formulate policies for standardizing market operation and distribution order, promote credit building in commerce sectors, give guidance to sales based on business credit, construct public service platforms based on market credibility, and supervise and administer the special distribution industries according to relevant rules.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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5. To organize the adjustment of market of major consumer goods and regulation of the distribution of major means of production, institute an emergency management mechanism for the market supply of life necessities, monitor and analyze market activities and commodity supply and demand, study and analyze the commodity information to make forecasts, issue early warnings and provide guiding information; to be responsible for important consumer goods reserve management and market regulation in line with its assignments; to supervise and regulate refined oil distribution in accordance with relevant regulations.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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6. To take charge of the administration of Jiangsu provincial import and export, of drafting policies and measures for promoting the transformation of foreign trade growth patterns, and of the administration of import and export of mechanical & electrical products<\/A>, the international bidding of the import of mechanical & electrical products, processing trade, and the registration work of importers and exporters; to organize the implementation of import and export quota plan for key industrial products, raw materials and key agricultural products; to regulate foreign trade orders, and promote trade facilitation; to enhance the building of export brands and export bases; to guide trade promotion activities and the development of the foreign trade promotion system.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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7. To execute state policies concerning trade in technology, import and export control, and policies encouraging the import and export of technology and complete sets of equipment; to push forward foreign trade standardization; to undertake relevant work concerning foreign-related intellectual property rights protection; to supervise the import of technologies and devices, and the export of state-restricted technologies.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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8. Leading the work of drafting development plans for trade in services of Jiangsu and give guidance to the opening-up of the service trade sector; to work with other departments and commissions to formulate and enforce the plans and policies for promoting services export and services outsourcing development; to facilitate the construction of services outsourcing platforms.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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9. To enforce multilateral and bilateral (including regional and free trade area) trade and economic cooperation strategies and policies; to participate in the handling of issues concerning country (region)-specific economic and trade relationships; to establish and development economic cooperation with foreign government agencies in charge of economic and trade affairs.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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10. To coordinate comprehensive local efforts in dealing with relevant affairs in the transitional period after China¡¯s accession to the WTO; to undertake the work pertaining to antidumping, countervailing, safeguard measures and other issues related to fair trade for import and export; to institute a fair trade early-warning mechanism for import and export and organize industry injury investigations in compliance with law; to guide and coordinate domestic efforts in responding to industry security inquires; to take part in anti-monopoly investigation, and undertake such responsibilities as administrative reviewing and guiding Chinese companies¡¯ response to lawsuits from abroad.  <\/SPAN><\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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11. To give general guidance to provincial efforts in foreign investment; to draw up and enforce foreign investment policies and reform schemes; to examine and approve, according to relevant laws, the establishment and changes thereafter of foreign-invested enterprises in the province; to verify the contracts and statutes of foreign-funded projects and their subsequent changes particularly stipulated in relevant legislations; to supervise and inspect the enforcement of laws, regulations, contracts and statutes for foreign-invested enterprises and coordinate the efforts for the solution of relevant issues; to guide investment promotion and the approval of foreign-invested enterprises, and regulate foreign investment attraction(inviting) activities. <\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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12. To formulate and implement policies on promoting foreign economic cooperation; to guide and monitor overseas project contracting, labor service cooperation and overseas employment of Chinese citizens; to verify and approve Jiangsu-based companies to invest outward and set up overseas establishments (excluding financial companies) according to laws, and supervise their performance overseas; to take charge of Jiangsu\'s aid-providing projects in foreign countries and regions, and manage foreign assistance provided to Jiangsu through multilateral and bilateral channels.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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13. To implement state economic and trade plans and policies with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR), the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) and the Taiwan region; to guide Jiangsu¡¯s economic and trade cooperation with HK SAR, Macao SAR and the Taiwan region, regulate investment from these regions in Jiangsu, and organize economic cooperation activities with these regions.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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14. To provide guidance and service to all the state-level and province-level development zones in Jiangsu; to formulate and enforce policies for the development and construction of development zones, to study and analyze major issues occurred in the construction of development zones and offer relevant proposals; to help with issues in special zones under the supervision of Jiangsu customs.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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15. To build and maintain Jiangsu<\/st1:State><\/st1:place> overseas economic and trade networks.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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16. To co-ordinate provincial commercial affairs with relevant provincial agencies concerning entry-exit inspection and quarantine, customs, quality & technical supervision, banks, foreign exchange administration, export & credit insurance, etc.; to supervise the work of Jiangsu Sub-Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; To guide the work of social organizations for economic and trade promotion, such as chambers of commerce, other associations and institutions.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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17. To undertake other assignments entrusted by Jiangsu Provincial Government.<\/o:p><\/SPAN><\/P>\n

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