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In a computer or a mobile phone will be able to "trade around the world" era, trade is still a problem?
15, "the Belt and Road" International Cooperation Summit closed in Beijing. The Roundtable Summit of the Forum concludes that deepening economic and trade cooperation, promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, so that ordinary people benefit from trade.
"Along the way" between the countries how to do business more convenient, "one way" initiative will play in which the role, which in this forum to become a hot topic of the participants.
"Hard and soft"
Promote trade, "hardware" and "software" are indispensable.
With the World Trade Organization Director General Azio Weiduo words, can use mobile phones to buy and sell goods, does not mean that trade is truly realized.
"We also need other things." Azio Weiduo said, "hardware" level, there must be unimpeded transport of goods, railways, ports and other infrastructure, "This is the 'area along the way' initiative is very important And coincides with the reasons for the time "; but also to achieve digital interoperability, so that the current global nearly half of the people can not access the Internet can also successfully access the network. As for the "software" level, there must be a good regulatory environment for the circulation of goods to provide convenient conditions.
German economy and energy minister Qi Pulisi also believes that to promote trade flow, both the need for ports, roads, but also need broadband, digital interoperability, "This is what we need now." "the Belt and Road" initiative to achieve these two objectives to provide a good opportunity, "German companies are very willing to help."
Promote trade flow, need to clear the "blocking point."
At present, the global trade although the dawn of the beginning, but not completely out of the long downturn. Protectionism, populism rise, anti-globalization warming, geopolitical tensions intensified, and all these cast a shadow over the prospects for trade development.
"Political issues should not be a tool to hinder trade," Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Minister Sejordo Peter called for "the more freedom of trade and the faster development."
Australian trade, tourism and investment minister Steven Chobo also said that only sustained open, adhere to free trade, in order to achieve sustained economic growth. In his view, the "one way" initiative to promote openness, inclusive development provides an opportunity to help expand the scale of trade, to achieve mutual benefit and win-win situation.
It is noteworthy that, in the "Promote" area during the forum, the participants agreed that, in the context of the current lack of global economic growth, it is necessary to respect the national development goals, To promote a more dynamic, more inclusive, more sustainable economic globalization, to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, to resist protectionism.
Promote trade, the purpose is to benefit everyone.
United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations Secretary-General Mohisa Saitu Yi stressed that the promotion of trade flow "can not let any one fall." Taking into account the development of e-commerce in recent years has been 5 times the traditional trade, the future should focus on building "electronic Silk Road" for SMEs to provide more opportunities.
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