The State Council Information Office will hold a regular policy briefing of the State Council at 10 a.m. on February 22, 2019 (Friday), and invite Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan, Head of Market Construction Department of Ministry of Commerce Zheng Shuwei, and Head of Legislative Second Bureau of Ministry of Justice Zhang Yaobo Introduce the "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles (Revised Draft)" and answer questions from reporters.
Xi Yanchun, Deputy Director and Spokesperson of the Information Bureau of the State Information Office (Photo by Zhang Xin)
Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, and welcome to the regular policy briefing of the State Council. The State Council executive meeting held a few days ago passed the "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles (Revised Draft)". In order to help everyone better understand the relevant situation, today we are very pleased to invite Mr. Wang Bingnan, Vice Minister of Commerce, and ask him to interpret this for everyone. Policy and answer your questions. Also present at today's briefing were Mr. Zheng Shuwei, the head of the Market Construction Department of the Ministry of Commerce, and Mr. Zhang Yaobo, the head of the Legislative Second Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. Let me first introduce Mr. Wang Bingnan.
Wang Bingnan, Vice Minister of Commerce (photo by Zhang Xin)
Ladies and gentlemen, friends from the press, good morning. I am very pleased to communicate with you on the "Management Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles". On behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the journalists for their long-term care and support for business work.
On January 30 this year, the State Council’s executive meeting deliberated and approved the "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles (Revised Draft)", which made major policy adjustments to the management of recycling of scrapped motor vehicles. This is a major event related to the safety of people’s lives and property, and will The development of the automobile industry is bound to bring far-reaching effects. Below, I briefly introduce the relevant background and content.
The Party Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the management of the recycling of scrapped motor vehicles. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to adhere to universal governance, source prevention and control, continue to implement air pollution prevention and control actions, continue to eliminate yellow-label vehicles and old vehicles, and win the battle to defend the blue sky. Premier Li Keqiang emphasized that it is necessary to expedite the introduction and implementation of the management measures for the recycling of end-of-life vehicles and promote the standardized, healthy and orderly development of the recycling and dismantling industry of end-of-life vehicles.
Everyone knows that automobiles are a strategic and pillar industry of the national economy, and the recycling of end-of-life automobiles is the last link in automobile circulation. With the growth of my country's automobile production and sales, the number of scrapped automobiles has also increased year by year. The original "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Vehicles" was promulgated by the State Council in June 2001. It has played an active role in preventing scrapped vehicles and assembled vehicles from driving on the road and ensuring the safety of people’s lives and property. However, some regulations are no longer adapted to the current new situation. , Needs to be revised.
In this revision, we have thoroughly studied and understood the implementation of Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, implemented the people-centered ideology, adhered to the new development concept, gave priority to green, promoted "decentralization, management and service", and strengthened science. manage. Five aspects of the content have been modified mainly:
The first is to implement the concept of green development and strengthen environmental protection in the scrap recycling industry.The newly revised "Measures" require companies to comply with environmental protection requirements in terms of storage sites, equipment and facilities, and dismantling operation specifications. At the same time, it has further clarified and strengthened supervision during and after the event, and increased the penalties for environmental violations.
The second is to adapt to the needs of the circular economy and allow the "five assemblies" of end-of-life motor vehicles to be sold to remanufacturing companies to increase the value of recycling.The new "Measures" stipulate that if the dismantled "five major assemblies" are eligible for remanufacturing, they can be sold to enterprises with remanufacturing capabilities in accordance with relevant state regulations. This provision will significantly increase the value of scrapped cars for recycling and increase the enthusiasm of car owners for scrapping.
The third is to implement the State Council’s requirements for decentralization, management, and service, improve the qualification certification system, and simplify handling procedures.The new "Measures" breaks the traditional management method of fixed-point layout for recycling companies, and no longer implements special industry management. In accordance with the requirements of "licensing before license", companies can apply for recycling qualifications after obtaining business licenses in accordance with the law.
The fourth is to innovate management methods and strengthen supervision during and after the event.In accordance with the spirit of simpler approval, stronger supervision, and better service, online application and online acceptance are implemented. The competent department uses information sharing to allow "more data to run, less people to run errands", and to provide applicants with convenient conditions. Establish and improve the daily supervision and inspection system focusing on "double randomization and one openness", and strengthen the coordination and cooperation of departments for supervision.
The fifth is to adjust to the "Road Traffic Safety Law" and other laws and regulations. As an administrative regulation regulating the recycling industry, the "Measures" no longer adjust behaviors related to road traffic safety. However, the procedures for recycling scrapped motor vehicles, illegal assembly of motor vehicles, and the legal responsibilities of buying and selling scrapped motor vehicle assemblies are organically linked with the Road Traffic Safety Law. In the next step, we will fully implement the "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles" with relevant departments, speed up the formulation of implementation rules and technical specifications, and promote the standardization of recycling activities of scrapped motor vehicles. That's all for my release, thank you all.
Thank you Mr. Wang Bingnan for his introduction. Let’s start asking questions.
CCTV reporter from China Central Radio and Television Station asks questions (photographed by Jiao Fei)
CCTV reporter from China Central Radio and Television:
What are the prominent problems in the scrapped motor vehicle recycling industry that the "Management Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles" passed by the executive meeting of the State Council this time have been resolved? thanks.
Thank you CCTV reporter for your question. I will answer the questions that have been resolved by the new "Management Measures." An important principle of the revised "Management Measures for the Recycling of Scrap Motor Vehicles" is to adhere to the problem-oriented approach, focusing on solving the deep-level institutional and mechanism problems in the scrap motor vehicle recycling industry, focusing on four issues.
The first is to solve the environmental pollution problem of recycling and dismantling.Everyone knows that some toxic and harmful pollutants such as waste oil and heavy metals will be produced in the process of recycling and dismantling scrapped motor vehicles. The new "Measures" require that safety regulations must be handled. It can be said that in the past for a long time, the recycling and dismantling industry of scrapped motor vehicles had problems with low technical level, which caused some hidden dangers in environmental protection. All have put forward mandatory standards and requirements, and we have increased the supervision and punishment of environmental violations, which will effectively solve the problem of environmental pollution.
The second is to resolve legal obstacles to the remanufacturing of motor vehicle parts. The new "Measures" stipulate that some of the "five assemblies" of scrapped motor vehicles that have the conditions for remanufacturing and recycling are allowed to be remanufactured and reused. This opens a legal channel and is also an international practice. It is our country’s " Clear requirements of the Circular Economy Promotion Law. However, the original "Measures" stipulated that the "five major assemblies" could only be used as raw materials for smelting, and the dismantled "five major assemblies" were required to be recycled. The new "Measures" have made major changes to remanufacturing.
The third is to solve the problem of supervision intensity. Discarded motor vehicles are closely related to the safety of people’s lives and property, and must be managed in accordance with the most stringent requirements and standards. The new "Measures" deal with dismantling companies that violate regulations and laws by means of administrative penalties, suspension of business for rectification, and revocation of qualification certificates. In response to the relatively weak daily supervision, the new "Measures" stipulate that a daily supervision and inspection system focusing on "double randomness and one openness" should be established, and supervisory measures such as information technology means should be introduced. At the same time, clear regulations have been made for the connection of law enforcement activities of various departments.
Fourth, the problem of entry barriers for private investment has been resolved. The original "Measures" required that the establishment of recycling companies should meet the requirements of unified planning and reasonable layout. However, in practice, only one recycling company was established in some cities and the total amount was controlled. This objectively created a monopoly and was not conducive to market competition. It also restricts the entry of some private capital, and recycling companies lack the motivation to upgrade. The new "Measures" abolished the requirement of quantity control at the institutional level, which is conducive to the entry of all kinds of capital, including private capital. At the same time, the original "Measures" has been promulgated for 17 years, and some provisions are not in line with the "Road Traffic Safety Law" and other laws and regulations promulgated and implemented in recent years, and corresponding adjustments have been made in the new "Measures." thanks.
A reporter from Guangming Daily asks a question (photographed by Jiao Fei)
Guangming Daily reporter:
We have noticed that the new "Administrative Measures for the Recycling of Scrapped Motor Vehicles" has a lot of amendments, and the amendments are also relatively strong. May I ask the Minister, what do you think are the characteristics of the new "Measures", thank you.
Wang Bingnan:As I just said, the original "Measures" was released in 2001, and 17 years have passed since now. Some clauses are indeed not suitable for the current new situation. There are indeed many amendments this time. The new "Measures" have many new highlights and features. It can be summarized by four "prominences":
One is to focus on the people.The fundamental starting point for formulating this "Measures" is to safeguard the fundamental interests of the people. This is the original intent of our legislation. During the revision process, we deeply studied the people-centered development thinking and firmly grasped that the interests of the people were put in the first place. This is a distinctive theme and soul that runs through the new "Measures." We adhere to the main theme of strict management of laws and regulations and the fundamental requirement of safeguarding the safety of people's lives and property. The new "Measures" are mainly embodied in the remanufacturing and utilization of parts and components, requiring that the remanufacturing and re-utilization must be ensured under the premise of ensuring safety, and the recycling and dismantling activities must meet environmental protection requirements. The relevant operating procedures should be based on the convenience of residents and enterprises.
The second is to highlight the market allocation of resources. The revision process of the "Measures" is open. We have no rules and regulations. We mainly learn from international practices, gain in-depth understanding of the development of domestic and foreign industries, and extensively solicit opinions from all parties. On this basis, we have conducted in-depth research and formed a high degree of concentration. A series of consensus. The new "Measures" adhere to the concept of open development, cancel some regulations in the original "Measures" that do not meet the current market economy requirements and internationally accepted practices, and emphasize the decisive role of the market in allocating resources, such as canceling the number of scrapped motor vehicle recycling companies Control, allow the remanufacturing and utilization of the five major assemblies, and let the market determine the price of scrapped motor vehicle recycling, and so on. These are some of the highlights of the new "Measures." These loosening and unwinding measures will surely help stimulate market vitality, attract more capital to enter, and improve the level of green circular development.
The third is to highlight the concept of green development. The biggest institutional innovation of the newly adopted "Measures" is to highlight green development. Everyone knows that exhaust emissions from old cars are relatively polluting. In order to encourage the scrapping of old cars, according to the newly revised "Measures", the price of scrapped motor vehicles will be negotiated independently by both parties, which will help mobilize the enthusiasm of car owners for scrapping and speed up The speed at which old cars are scrapped and renewed. In view of the relatively low level of environmental protection in the overall industry of scrapped automobile recycling, and some enterprises randomly dispose of some hazardous wastes and solid wastes, the newly adopted "Measures" have added environmental protection regulations. Comply with the compulsory requirements of environmental protection in aspects such as understanding of operating specifications. Increasing penalties for violations of environmental protection laws will promote the technological transformation and upgrading of recycling companies, and further improve the development level of the scrapped motor vehicle recycling industry.
The fourth is to highlight public services. In accordance with the requirements of service-oriented government construction, multiple provisions of the newly adopted "Measures" reflect the services to motor vehicle owners and enterprises, such as simplifying work procedures, reducing repeated submissions of information, and using information technology to apply online , Online acceptance, promotion of information disclosure, etc., these measures will greatly facilitate enterprises. For another example, in the past, the cancellation of registration procedures was mainly handled by the owner of the car. The new "Measures" clearly requires the recycling company to handle it, and it must be handed over to the owner after the completion, which is also convenient for the owner of the motor vehicle. thanks.