Faced with the rapid development of China’s economy and the current status of domestic consumption upgrades, as the world’s second-largest economy and China with more than 400 million middle-class consumer groups, the domestic market has a strong demand for the import of consumer goods, through the expansion of general consumer goods. Import can not only meet the needs of consumption upgrades, enhance people’s sense of well-being and happiness, but also achieve the following benefits:
The first is to help improve the depth of import management initiatives. In recent years, the overseas consumer behavior of Chinese consumers is to “vote with the feet” of the import management policy, behind which is the “spillover” of China's effective consumption power. Therefore, the policy orientation of export repression and import suppression needs to be adjusted urgently. In particular, the adjustment of tariff measures and other non-tariff measures on the import of final consumer goods should be strengthened so as to truly implement the work requirements of “actively expanding imports”.
The second is the continuous satisfaction of "people's needs for a better life." A reasonable increase in imports of general consumer goods that are closely related to people’s daily lives is “good” for the country, society, and individuals. It can enhance the people’s sense of acquisition and happiness in achieving balanced and coordinated development of foreign trade, and gain more economic benefits while gaining economic benefits. Political identification, why not?
The third is to promote the domestic economy to achieve high quality development. For a long time, problems such as the environment, the destruction and waste of resources brought about by the surge of exports, and the lack of domestic industrial innovation have all reached the point where they must be resolved. By expanding imports, including more aquatic products, fruits, agricultural products, beef, mutton and poultry products, and even all kinds of luxury goods, China saves arable land, improves environmental protection, uses energy more efficiently, upgrades domestic industrial structure, and accelerates social harmony. Development is not without benefits.
Expanding the scale of imports of general consumer goods is not only an initiative taken by China to further open up the domestic market, but also an active expression of China’s initiative in reducing trade deficits. It is also a proof of China’s firm support for trade liberalization and more effective counterattacks against various forms of trade protectionism. Various accusations and criticisms against China have contributed to the recovery of the world economy and trade.