In order to implement the guidance of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, the Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission, the Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau, and the Shanghai Municipal Government on the Opinions on Shanghai’s Efforts of Encouraging Enterprises to Establish Global Trade-based Headquarters and further push for the building of a Shanghai international trade center, on March 27, 2018, the Shanghai Municipal Government hosted an award ceremony for trade-based headquarters. Wu Qing, Deputy Mayor of Shanghai, and Deputy Secretary General Ma Chunlei conferred awards to 28 trade-based headquarters. CTS International stood out as a role model trade-based headquarters for storage and logistics enterprises thanks to its sound brand reputation, its complete network layout, its comprehensive products and services, and its differentiated competitive advantages.
“The development of trade-based headquarters enterprises has added to new momentum in the building of a Shanghai international trade center, and it has boosted the new advantages in internal and external opening up,” noted Deputy Mayor Wu Qing at the award ceremony. Going forward, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and relevant departments will carry out the Action Plan for Optimizing the Business Environment and Accelerating the Building of an Open Economic System issued by the Shanghai Municipal Government and the Shanghai Municipal Committee. They will take the opportunity to build the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and offer policy support to trade-based headquarters in terms of talent introduction, exit and entry, the handling of permanent residence permits for foreigners, financial services and customs clearance. Departments in all districts will also roll out supporting policies for trade-based headquarters, seeking to offer them a better business environment.
Obtaining a trade-based headquarters certification speaks volumes for the fact that CTS International has gained visibility and recognition within all circles of society for its market position and brand value. In 2018, the company will base its efforts on market trends and industrial changes, and it will focus on “reform, innovation, marketing-driven development, the leading role of technology, coordination and integration” to push for organizational reform, model innovation and international development. It will work to deliver new breakthroughs at this new starting point, and it will strive to grow into a first-class, cross-border, integrated logistics enterprise, making new contributions to the reform and development of central enterprises, as well as the establishment of a Shanghai international trade center.