Li Keqiang presided over the executive meeting of the State Council
Determine further measures to stabilize foreign trade, expand opening up and help stabilize growth and employment
It is required to do a good job in reducing the social security rate, and decided to comprehensively promote the transfer of part of state-owned capital to enrich the social security fund
We will make arrangements for the rectification of problems found in the implementation of the central budget and other financial revenue and expenditure audits
Li Keqiang, premier of the State Council, presided over the executive meeting of the State Council on July 10 to determine further measures to stabilize foreign trade so as to expand opening-up and help stabilize growth and employment. He also requested to do a good job in reducing the social security rate, and decided to comprehensively promote the transfer of part of state-owned capital to enrich the social security fund; the central budget implementation of the Ministry of Finance and other financial revenue and expenditure audit found problems in rectification work.
The meeting pointed out that in accordance with the "six stability" work deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the key to implementing the requirements of stabilizing foreign trade is to further expand opening up, and pay more attention to market-oriented reform and the use of economic means to enhance the endogenous power of enterprises. The meeting decided on measures to further stabilize foreign trade. First, we will improve fiscal and taxation policies. We will continue to reduce the overall level of import tariffs, improve export tax rebate policies, and accelerate the progress of tax rebates. Second, strengthen financial support. We should give better play to the role of export credit insurance, promote the expansion of coverage, reasonably reduce the premium, and study and propose special types of insurance that meet the needs of enterprises. Guide financial institutions to increase foreign trade financing support for small and medium-sized enterprises. Create conditions to improve the convenience of RMB settlement. Third, accelerate the development of cross-border e-commerce, processing trade bonded maintenance and other new formats, and cultivate import trade demonstration zones. The fourth is to improve the level of trade facilitation. Greater breakthroughs have been made in simplifying the regulatory documents of import and export links, reducing customs clearance time and reducing port charges. The meeting called for strengthening policy reserves and timely launching them in accordance with the changes in the situation and the concerns of enterprises, so as to promote the stability and quality improvement of foreign trade.
The meeting pointed out that reducing the social security rate is an important measure to reduce the burden of enterprises and stimulate the vitality of market players. At present, the operation of social security funds in China is generally stable, which can ensure the payment in full and on time. In the first half of the year, the policy of reducing social security rates has achieved remarkable results. The payment of basic endowment insurance, unemployment insurance and work-related injury insurance for enterprise employees has decreased by more than 128 billion yuan. In the next step, we should focus on the requirements of ensuring that the social security rate is reduced and the basic pension is paid in full and on time. We should deeply understand the implementation of policies in enterprises, study and solve new problems in a timely manner, and ensure that the policies are implemented without discount. To stabilize the mode of payment, under the premise that the payment proportion of basic endowment insurance units for employees is not higher than 16%, the policy adjustment will not be made in principle this year for the problems such as the inconsistency of rates and payment base standards in individual provinces. All localities should earnestly shoulder the responsibility of the main body of basic pension payment to ensure that no household is left behind. We should steadily promote the overall planning at the provincial level.
In order to enhance the sustainability of the social security fund and further consolidate the foundation of the pension social security system, the meeting decided that 10% of the state-owned shares of the central and local state-owned and state-controlled large and medium-sized enterprises and financial institutions should be transferred to the social security foundation and the relevant local undertaking bodies, and as financial investors, they should enjoy the right of return and other rights in accordance with regulations.
The meeting pointed out that the audit results of the implementation of the central budget and other fiscal revenues and expenditures in 2018 have been released recently. First, we must do a good job in rectification. For the problems found out in the audit, all departments should take their seats according to the order and rectify them in place according to the regulations on time. The results of the rectification will be reported to the State Council before the end of October and made public after being reported to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Secondly, it is necessary to strengthen the transparency and rigid restraint of budget, standardize budget implementation from the perspective of system and mechanism, comprehensively strengthen performance management, and resolutely eliminate willful spending. Third, in accordance with the guidance of positive fiscal policy, while adhering to the government's tight days, efforts should be made to ensure that development and people's livelihood are in urgent need, especially to ensure that tax reduction and fee reduction are implemented in place.
Other matters were also examined.