The reporter learned from the regular press conference of the Ministry of Commerce held today that in 2021, my country’s export of shoes and boots will amount to 47.9 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 35%, and export prices continue to rise, rising 15% in 2021. The chain has shown strong resilience and made positive contributions to stabilizing foreign trade.
Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Shu Jueting said that traditionally advantageous foreign trade industries play an important role in safeguarding market entities, stabilizing employment, stabilizing foreign trade, and stabilizing expectations. From the perspective of local conditions, Fujian and Guangdong are still the top two provinces in my country’s footwear exports. In the first 11 months of 2021, the export volume will reach 11.9 billion US dollars and 10.7 billion US dollars respectively, an increase of 38% and 27%, which together account for my country’s footwear exports. 44%. At the same time, in 2021, the global supply chain will be partially disordered, international logistics prices will remain high, labor is difficult and expensive, raw material costs and energy and resource prices will continue to exist, resulting in an increase in the overall cost of enterprises, and some enterprises will increase revenue without increasing profits.
“In recent years, the Ministry of Commerce, together with various localities and relevant departments, has done a solid job in stabilizing foreign trade, and has made every effort to ensure the smooth operation of the foreign trade industry chain and supply chain. my country’s foreign trade has overcome many difficulties and achieved rapid growth.” Shu Jueting said, specifically to shoemaking in response to the difficulties and demands faced by enterprises in such labor-intensive industries, the Ministry of Commerce has successively issued a series of targeted policies and measures, including identifying a number of national foreign trade transformation and upgrading bases for footwear products, increasing efforts to cultivate them, and holding overseas brand exhibitions for footwear products. Help enterprises to develop international markets, promote the relief of international logistics pressure, etc. At the same time, relevant foreign trade enterprises have taken active actions to jointly promote the continuous transformation and upgrading of the footwear industry, and continuously improve the comprehensive competitiveness. The export of footwear products has achieved both volume and price increases.
It is worth noting that recently, the “Opinions on Doing a Good Job in Cross-Cycle Adjustment and Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade” issued by the State Council clearly stated that for labor-intensive product export enterprises including shoes and boots, all localities should implement various measures to reduce the burden and stabilize jobs. Expand employment policies and measures, increase export credit, export credit insurance and other policy support in a manner consistent with WTO rules, and support local governments to study and establish a fixed-point regular monitoring mechanism for employment in the field of foreign trade, timely grasp the employment situation, and carry out targeted assistance.
Shu Jueting said that the Ministry of Commerce will go all out to implement the policy of stabilizing foreign trade, make good use of platforms such as foreign trade transformation and upgrading bases and overseas brand exhibitions, encourage traditional industries such as shoemaking to accelerate the development of new formats and models, and continuously improve the convenience of trade liberalization. It will help enterprises to actively explore the international market, make every effort to ensure the stability and smoothness of the industrial chain and supply chain, and promote the high-quality development of traditional export industries.