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Tibet’s service trade develops rapidly

By Liu Fang, Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2019年04月18日 10:29

In recent years, Tibet has vigorously cultivated open service industries and parks. The import and export of service trade have developed steadily and rapidly, the trade structure has been continuously optimized, and regional characteristics and advantages have been seen obvious. According to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce, in 2018, the import and export of service trade in Tibet was 150 million US dollars, up 15.4% year-on-year. Among that, the export of service trade was 110 million US dollars, up 10% year-on-year, while the import of service trade was 40 million US dollars, up 33.3% year-on-year. The surplus in service trade was 70 million US dollars.

Tibet's cross-border tourism has been the main force for the development of service trade. In 2018, the import and export of tourism service trade reached 120 million US dollars, accounting for 80% of Tibet's total service trade, with export reaching 100 million US dollars and import reaching 20 million US dollars.

Trade in technical service has become a new driving force for transformation development. With the development of economic development zones, high-tech zones and other open economic parks, the headquarters economic development has driven the rapid development of trade in technical service. In 2018, the import and export of intellectual property has reached 10million US dollars, accounting for 6% of the total import and export of service trade in Tibet. Import and export of telecommunications, computer and information services have amounted to 890,000 US dollars.

"Cultural export base" has become a new platform for integrated development of cultural tourism. In 2018, the "Tibet Cultural Tourism Creative Park" won the bid to build the "national culture export base". With the deepening of the construction of culture export base, the import and export of cultural service trade has been developing at a high speed. In 2018, the import and export of personal, cultural and entertainment service trade reached 3.21 million US dollars, realizing an increase of 28 times year-on-year, accounting for 2.0% of the total import and export of service trade in Tibet. Among them, export of culture and entertainment was 3.1 million US dollars and import was 110,000 US dollars.

At present, Tibet is promoting the construction of important channels opening to South Asia. The Department of Commerce of Tibet Autonomous Region will take the construction of key parks, export bases and key enterprises as the breakthrough point, vigorously develop characteristic service trade, cultivate new modes of trade, and construct a new pattern of opening up.

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