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State Council approves pilot areas for cross-border e-commerce

Updated: Jan 15,2016 7:56 PM

State Council approved setting up pilot areas for cross-border e-commerce to explore new business models in China on Jan 15.

According to the released document, the new pilot areas will be located in 12 cities, including Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing municipalities, Zhengzhou in Henan province and Guangzhou in Guangdong province.

The pilot areas will be unified as “China (name of the city) Cross-border E-commerce Pilot Area”, and the local governments will be in charge of releasing the detailed plans.

The building of the new areas will be based on the six major systems and two platforms of the cross-border e-commerce pilot area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province to promote mass innovation and entrepreneurship.

Related departments and provincial governments should simplify administration and delegate powers, and improve services to support the pilot areas to explore new models and innovate.

Under the leadership of the Ministry of Commerce, local governments should work out the detailed plan as soon as possible, and build an information management mechanism, said the document.

The ministry also needs to supervise the work of the pilot areas and report to the State Council for major issues.