The State Council issued an official reply on April 6 approving the establishment of an inter-ministerial meeting system on trade facilitation.
The decision was made to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and promote a sustainable and steady development of China’s foreign trade.
The joint conference will be called the China trade facilitation committee, and made up of 16 ministries and departments, with Ministry of Commerce taking the lead.
The main function of the conference is to carry out works relating to the agreement - including solving problems, work supervision, summarizing successes and promotion.
The joint conference can invite other related ministries to participate. The office will be at the Ministry of Commerce.
Vice-Premier Wang Yang is the convener of the conference.