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State Council promotes separation of business operation permits, licenses in Shanghai

Updated: Feb 11,2018 5:09 PM

The reform of separating business operation permits from business licenses is to be further promoted in Shanghai Pudong New Area, according to an approval released by the State Council.

A specific work plan was also released, covering the reform in 10 areas: business system, medicine and medical instruments, investment and construction engineering, transportation, permission management of pawnshops, agriculture, medical and healthcare, quality supervision, culture and tourism, and supervision and service.

The work plan asks related pilot work leaders to assume responsibility, and coordinate and solve any problems. Education and training should be enhanced for related staff members. Policy introduction is necessary as it can help people and enterprises get better accustomed to the changes. Unclear work division should be avoided. Supervision and evaluation of the pilot work should be carried out. Successful results should be promoted and duplicated.

The work plan is aimed at effectively defining the functions of business operation permits and business licenses, exploring new technology, new industry, new modes and new products, and promoting an inclusive and deliberate supervision system.

It will also encourage system innovation and government function transformation, and break the systematic barriers restricting enterprises and individuals. Fair market competition is promoted for a better business environment, and help the development of new driving forces. Market vitality and social creativity are to be fully stimulated to spur economy development.