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Ningbo’s foreign trade blooms in first half of the year

“In the first half of this year, the growth rate of Ningbo’s foreign trade is higher than both the national and provincial averages.” said a person in charge from the Foreign Trade Department of Ningbo Commercial Bureau. Despite the complicated and gloomy foreign trade environment,Ningbohas maintained a steady growth in the first six months of this year.

According to the statistics from Ningbo Customs, in the first half of 2019, the total import and export volume ofNingboreached 432.72 billion yuan, up by 7.4% over the same period of last year, accounting for 2.95% of the national total. To be specific, the export volume stood at 277.88 billion yuan, up by 8.0%, accounting for 3.49% of the national total, while the import volume stood at 154.85 billion yuan, up by 6.5%. The growth rates of import and export volume, export volume and import volume are higher than the national averages by 3.5 percentage points, 1.9 percentage points and 5.1 percentage points respectively, and higher than the provincial averages by 1.7 percentage points, 1.4 percentage points and 3.2 percentage points respectively.

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General export business of cross-border e-commerce of Ningbo Airport launched

The first batch of general exports of cross-border e-commerce from Ningbo, Yiwu, Taizhou, Hangzhou, and other places were assembled at the Lishe International Airport on the morning of July 17, as the first batch of general export commodity to be cleared and released at the airport. This batch of goods, a total of 7144 orders, mainly including such daily necessities as clothes and pieces of jewelry, will complete the whole customs clearance process on the morning of July 18 and then will be delivered via the flight MU5083 to Bangkok, Thailand. This marks the official launching of the general export business of cross-border e-commerce atNingboAirport.

The general export business of cross-border e-commerce refers to the process that the overseas individual consumers buy goods through the of the overseas individual consumers through the cross-border e-commerce platforms that have registered at the customs, and then the e-commerce enterprises or their agents and the logistics enterprises transmit to the customs the transaction, payment collection, and logistics

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Ningbo takes measures to attract young technicians

At the research center of Geely Auto, Fan Wu, a young technician, has grown up from an ordinary worker of the trial assembly line into a head of the trail production of a series of new vehicle models. At the Cheetah Car Repairing Factory of Ninghai County, the 25-year-old Lin Xianmin has got the title of “senior technician”. Lu Xiangyu, born in 1996 in YuyaoCounty, has become an experienced technician at his post in the Zhongyin (Ningbo) Battery Co. Ltd. The above are just some examples of the distinguished young technicians doing well in their posts, backed up by the policies, platforms, and resources concerned.

In late June, the Liepin Big Data Institute, a prominent domestic human resources organization, released the first “white-paper book for high-quality development and talents of manufacturing in China”. According to the data, for the first half of this year, the manufacturing industry in Ningbo has a net talent inflow rate of 7.56%, ranking No.1 among all the cities inChina. To be specific, among all the talents, those in the age group of 25 to 30 account for 39.31%, and those in the age group of 30to 35 account for 32.02%.

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Technology-development loans promote enterprise transformation and upgrading

“With the beneficial technology-development loans, we are now more confident in our technological research and development and the transformation of production lines.” said a Manager Luo from the Lvyi Oil Pump Co. Ltd., a technological enterprise of YuyaoCounty.

Currently, as an increasing number of enterprises are focusing on the mastering of core technologies as the key of their transformation and upgrading, the shortage of fund for scientific research is becoming increasingly prominent. To address the problem, Yuyao County has adopted the “technology + finance” to strengthen the financial support to the technological enterprises in such aspects as reducing the banks’ loan concerns, enlarging the loan coverage, increasing the amount of cooperative banks for more services, and docking with high-tech enterprises.

For example, the Lvyi Oil Pump Co. Ltd. achieved the main business income of nearly 100 million yuan in 2018. With the increasingly fierce competition,

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Ningbo’s first intellectual sports base was put into use

Located in Green Island Park, Ningbo’s first intellectual sports base was put into use recently. In the future, by creating a new sports park model of “intellectual sport+ park”, it will be a key place for Ningbo to promote intellectual sports.

Surrounded by water on three sides, the base is opposite to Ningbo Grand Theater by water, along with the surrounding quiet environment and picturesque scenery. The two-story main building with a building area of1200 square meters brings together various functions to meet the needs of competition, communication and training of intellectual sports such as “Five Chess and One Card” and so on.

“The city’s first intellectual sports base settled in Jiangbei because of its good foundation in the development of intellectual sports.” according to the Jiangbei District Sports Bureau. In 2010, Jiangbei District hosted the first Asian Bridge Championship, in which the men’s and women’s championship trophies were named “Ningbo Cup” and “Cicheng Cup”. In 2015, three national chess and card event bases were

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