China to expand market access to industrial products


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BEIJING, Aug. 28 -- China's State Council decided Wednesday to further ease market access by scrapping production permits for some industrial products.

An additional 13 categories of industrial products including internal combustion engines and brake fluid will be exempted from applying for a permit for production, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Among them, products related to security, health and environmental protection will be subject to compulsory accreditation management.

The move aims to cut administrative red tape and stimulate enterprises' innovation, the statement said.

The meeting stressed that efforts should be made to shift the focus of administrative resources from approval to regulation to improve the business environment and stimulate market vitality.

Supervision over fields bearing public security and health significance such as food, drugs and special equipment should be enhanced.

New tools such as internet platforms and credit information could be used in market supervision, the statement said.

The meeting also decided to promote public fitness and sports consumption by building and opening more public sports facilities, developing more fitness products and encouraging social forces to hold sports activities and invest in sports facilities.

The State Council said all the country's schools should have access to fast and stable internet services by 2022 in a bid to promote quality education resources to remote and poor regions via internet platforms.