On December 23, at the regular press conference held by the Ministry of Commerce, some media asked: on December 15, the ministerial statement of the informal dialogue on plastic pollution and environmentally sustainable plastic trade was released. China has always been an important promoter and practitioner in banning the use of disposable plastic products and continuously increasing the prevention and control of plastic pollution, What specific measures does the Ministry of Commerce have in this regard in the new year?
In response, Gao Feng, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, said that on December 15, 67 WTO members, including China, jointly issued the ministerial statement of the informal dialogue on plastic pollution and environmentally sustainable plastic trade. The main contents of the statement include: strengthening global efforts to reduce plastic pollution, improving the transparency of plastic trade statistics, strengthening capacity-building and technical assistance, strengthening international cooperation, carrying out thematic discussions, exchanging experience and determining best practices.
Gaofeng said that in recent years, the Chinese government has issued a series of measures to gradually reduce, restrict and prohibit the use of disposable plastic products, comprehensively prohibit the import of solid waste, promote recyclable and degradable alternative products, and improve the proportion of recycling and energy utilization of plastic waste. During the 14th Five Year Plan period, China will continue to strengthen the prevention and control of plastic pollution.
Gaofeng said that as one of the main promoters of the ministerial statement of the informal dialogue on plastic pollution and environmentally sustainable plastic trade, China will work with other co sponsors to further attract more members to participate in the discussion; Work closely with international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Conference on Trade and development to carry out more thematic discussions on Trade and reducing plastic pollution; Focus on the best practices of trade policies, promote the formation of concrete results on the contribution of trade policies to the prevention and control of plastic pollution in the future, and strengthen the capacity-building and technical assistance support to developing members.
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