Thirteen Departments Release Opinions to Further Strengthen Agricultural Products Market System Construction

25/03/2014

The Ministry of Commerce has jointly released the Guiding Opinions on Further Strengthening the Construction of Agricultural Products Market System (the “Opinions”) with 12 other departments including the Ministry of Agriculture and National Development and Reform Commission.

The Opinions clarify the development direction and major tasks in the construction of an agricultural products market system in six aspects: improving systems, optimizing structures, cultivating market players, promoting innovation, strengthening supervision and providing a policy guarantee. Meanwhile, the Opinions propose requirements concerning the promotion of innovation and strengthening of supervision in the following two aspects: striving to achieve breakthroughs in the e-commerce of agricultural products, information construction, cold chain circulation system and circulation standardization on one hand; and establishing and improving the credit system and supervision system for the agricultural products market on the other.

(Source: www.mofcom.gov.cn)


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