City to strengthen international economic integration towards efficiency, effectiveness (08:49 10/10/2018)
Accordingly, in addition to implementing directive documents of the Central and the city, departments, sectors, agencies, People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts, towns will make specific mechanisms, policies to enforce the provisions of laws and international economic integration commitments for legal guarantee according to their competence and meet the requirements of management; instruct and give legal assistance to enterprises, especially small and medium-sized businesses according to regulation and commitments in FTAs.
It is necessary to strictly take measures to raise the city’s competitiveness, strengthen IT applications in administrative reform, provide more online public services; coordinate with ministries, sectors, and relevant agencies to promote the popularization of international economic integration and give instruction to enforce integration commitments among local people and enterprises; encourage the positive and proactive participation of private sector, occupational associations, social and political organizations and people in enforcing international economic integration commitments.
Especially, the Municipal People’s Committee asked the Department of Industry and Trade to strengthen communication activities to provide full information of international economic integration and help people and enterprises take opportunities to overcome challenges via diversified ways, such as organizing conferences, seminars, publicizing handbooks to popularize international economic integration commitments, publicizing international economic integration commitments on its website.
More efforts must be made to proactively support production, trade, and export enterprises to take chances of FTAs so as to increase the competiveness of enterprises, including: effectively implementing action plans on carrying out export-import strategy for the 2011-2020 period, orientation to 2030; implementing programs on removing inadequacies in trade and business to increase the growth and economic development; organizing meetings to remove difficulties for enterprises in order to promote industrial production, trade, export in the area; implementing issued projects, programs; coordinating with the Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre to enhance promotion activities at home and abroad in an effort to help enterprises expand the market and improve their competitiveness.
Besides, special attention should be paid to well implementing early warning on trade remedies, such as organizing courses on legal dissemination to help enterprises raise the awareness of trade defense, proactively cope with trade barriers and encourage enterprises and associations to take trade defense measures in order to protect domestically produced goods and avoid commercial disputes; strengthening the popularization of trade defense on newspapers and publicizing relating information on website of the Department of Industry and Trade.