The extraordinary year of 2020 has become history. Despite severe impact of the pandemic, the number of market entities registered in Songshan Lake still rose. As of December 28, 2020, 2,495 market entities of various types were added throughout the year, a year-on-year increase of 20.24%. There were 11,548 real market entities, an increase of 27.80% over the same period in 2019.
During the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch strictly followed the arrangements of the Municipal Party Committee, Municipal Government, the Park Administrative Committee and the Market Supervision Administration, redoubling its efforts to supervise the market during this period.
On the fifth day of the first lunar month, Guangdong Sikairui Robot Co., Ltd. submitted materials to apply for including "labor protection products" in its business scope. In order to help resume the production of the epidemic prevention supplies, the Market Supervision Branch immediately approved and issued the license for the applicant, which won praise from the public.
"The year of 2020 is destined to be an extraordinary year. We have encountered many difficulties, but we still managed to help companies overcome these obstacles with various efforts," said one staff member from the Songshan Lake Branch of the Dongguan Municipal Market Supervision Administration. The officer also mentioned that they have received a thank-you letter at the beginning of this year, which is still kept intact in the office, and it has become one of the motivations for the Branch to achieve better results.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch has paid close attention to the needs of pandemic prevention and control supplies, and has actively finished its work of approval, supervision and so on.
In March 2020, after receiving the application of Dongguan Morning Light Intelligent Printing Limited to include medical masks in its business scope, the Branch quickly assigned officers to follow up the procedure and issued the new business license the very next day. At the same time, the Branch also solicited help from relevant departments on guiding the company in their application for approval of medical equipment production, so that the company completed the filing procedure in the shortest time possible and began the production of medical masks. The company speaks highly of such efficiency.
In 2020, Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch made every effort to optimize the business environment, promote the integration of online and offline government services, and implement innovative service measures to improve the convenience and efficiency of their services.
As the only branch of the city’s market supervision system that undertakes foreign investment approval services, starting from June 1, 2020, Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch began to undertake the business of all foreign-funded enterprises and their branches in the Songshan Lake Functional Area (including the Park and nine towns). The Branch provides convenient, quick, one-step approval services for foreign-funded enterprises in the Functional Area. The Branch also offered to minimize the time limit for business processing, even shorter than the time limit written in law.
With the joint efforts of all the staff in the Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch, the number of market entities in the Park has registered an increase despite the impact of the pandemic. As of December 28, 2020, there were 2,495 newly registered market entities of various types throughout the year, a year-on-year increase of 20.24%. There were 11,548 real market entities, an increase of 27.80% over the same period in 2019, of which 10,436 are enterprises, accounting for 90.37% of the total.
"This year, we will continue to promote innovation and deepen commercial reform," said one staff member of the Branch.
In 2021, Songshan Lake Market Supervision Branch will cooperate with the Municipal Bureau to help move the whole procedure of business registration and application online, so that start-ups can fill in the forms, file for applications and receive approvals via the internet. The business data will be shared among departments, shortening the overall time for the application procedure of business start-ups to within one working day.
At the same time, the Branch will, as arranged by the Municipal Bureau, actively explore the application of intelligent technologies in the approval of commercial registration to achieve immediate approval. In addition, it will seek to approve the business license and food business license at the same time so as to accelerate the application procedure.