Shanghai university to help analyze global trade
China's General Administration of Customs and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics signed a cooperation agreement on Sept 6 to jointly build a global trade monitoring and analysis center.
The two sides will work together to improve research into import and export monitoring, early warning systems and foreign trade policy to better serve national decision-making bodies.
Both parties agreed to establish long-term and stable cooperative relations in high-level international trade personnel training, the application of research results, talent exchange and think tank consultation
They will jointly develop the global goods trade index and jointly research topics such as the opening-up of the Yangtze River Delta, big data analysis of the China International Import Expo, Shanghai Free Trade Zone reform and innovation, and the development of integrated circuits and the high-end pharmaceutical industry.
The center is operated by the Department of Statistics and Analysis of the General Administration of Customs, serving as a high-end think tank for foreign trade analysis and research based on big data.
Since its inception in 2018, the center has connected the General Administration of Customs with three working groups in Guangdong, Shanghai and Dalian. It has gathered a number of key research and analysis personnel working in national customs systems.
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics is China's only university in the WTO Chairs Program. It has established the country's first trade negotiation school and trade statistics innovation experiment class.