When answering reporter’s question about how to carry out commercial work after assuming new duties, Mr. Gao expressed that commercial work is related to the operation and development of national economy, people’s livelihood and China’s status and influence in the international community. As the new Commerce Minister, he feels the great responsibilities and honored mission on his shoulders, and will dedicate himself to advance the development of our commerce cause under the leadership of the State Council and the efforts of all staff of MOFCOM.
In terms of domestic trade, our main tasks are expanding consumption and lowering cost in circulation. MOFCOM will pay major efforts to improve circulation system for agro-products, promote the establishment of circulation system for industrial consumer goods and capital goods, vigorously develop e-commerce, especially online shopping, and advance the development of service sector such as third-party logistics, catering and accommodation industry. Meanwhile, we will strengthen market monitoring, and solve the problems of sluggish sales, high prices, market fluctuation, etc. We will also intensify IPR protection, and firmly combat IPR infringement and counterfeits. Through these measures, we will try to reach the goal of the total retail sales of consumer goods growing by 14.5%.work