Mofcom: Guide online platforms such as food delivery to lower service fee standards for restaurant merchants
A press conference held by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on March 24 said that “opening up the service sector in a comprehensive pilot program” will be one of the tasks in 2022 in this year’s Government Work Report. How is the MoC making progress?Due to the repeated interference of the epidemic, the production index of China’s service industry grew by 4.2% year-on-year from January to February, 1.2 percentage points faster than that in December 2021, but 1.8 percentage points lower than the two-year average growth in 2021. I would like to ask the Ministry of Commerce, how have the previous support policies for catering and other service industries been implemented? Will there be further measures in the future?To this, a commerce ministry spokesman said Jue d., service comprehensive pilot is opening wider to the outside of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council is a high level of opening to the outside world to make important deployment, has carried out seven years of continuous innovation, exploration, form the Beijing, tianjin, Shanghai, hainan, chongqing and other provinces and cities “1 + 4” demonstration pilot pattern, 7 batch of 35 research experience case are extended to the nation,Experience has been accumulated and paths explored for the opening up of the service industry nationwide.In 2021, the service sector in the five provinces and cities created 9.3 trillion yuan of added value, accounting for 69.6% of the regional GDP, 16.3 percentage points higher than the national average.The actual utilization of foreign investment in the service industry in the five provinces and municipalities was 305.29 billion yuan, accounting for 33.7% and 26.6% of the total utilization of foreign investment in the service industry nationwide, and playing an increasingly leading and exemplary role in opening up and developing the service industry nationwide.Shu said that in this year’s report on the work of the Government, it was clearly proposed that comprehensive trials should be set up for further opening up of the service sector.Mofcom will, in accordance with the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and The State Council, advance the pilot program in an orderly manner, roll out a number of pilot measures to meet the needs of the development of the situation, expand high-level opening-up and improve the development of the service sector.At the same time, the pilot work in the existing five provinces and cities will be further promoted, and the innovative results will be summarized and refined in time to be replicated and promoted across the country.As for the implementation of supporting policies for catering and other service industries, Shu said that in accordance with the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and The State Council, 14 government departments have recently jointly issued several policies on Promoting the Recovery and development of Service Industries in difficulty, including universal preferential measures and special rescue and support measures for some industries in difficulty.Mofcom focused on catering and other services to accelerate the implementation of relevant policies.For example, we will actively guide take-out and other Internet platform companies to formulate specific plans on lowering service charges for catering businesses and accelerate their implementation.In the next step, MOFCOM will intensify its efforts to work with relevant departments to promptly introduce measures to support the implementation of the policies. At the same time, moFCOM will urge local governments to formulate supporting policies in a timely manner, strengthen the publicity and interpretation of the policies, expand the scope of knowledge, and ensure that the policies benefiting enterprises are implemented and effective as soon as possible.