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Circular of "Circular on continuously strengthening the order rectification of rare Earth Industry" forwarded by the Economic and Information Office of Sichuan Province

Translation 09:59:32AM Jul 23, 2019 Source:Department of Economics and Information of Sichuan Province
The content below was translated by Tencent automatically for reference.

SMM News: on July 18, the Sichuan Provincial Economic and Information Department issued the Circular on forwarding the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other 12 departments on continuously strengthening the order rectification of the rare Earth Industry, as follows:

Relevant municipal (state) economic and information technology, development and reform, public security, finance, natural resources, ecological environment, commerce, emergency, state assets, taxation, market supervision departments, relevant municipal customs, provincial rare earth associations:

In order to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instruction on the development of the rare earth industry, further standardize the development order of the rare earth industry, and improve the quality of industry development, 12 departments, such as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Public Security, are now transmitting to you the Circular on continuously strengthening the order rectification of the rare Earth Industry (Lianyuan (2018) 265, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), see Annex 1 for details). And combined with the reality of our province put forward the following requirements, please implement it at the same time.

I. ensuring the orderly exploitation of rare earth resources

We will further promote the integration and development of rare earth resources, strengthen communication with local governments, implement the responsibility system for supervision, and step up dynamic supervision and inspection of rare earth mines. We will resolutely ban in accordance with the law the illegal mining of rare earth minerals (including recovery and utilization), such as mining instead of exploration, unlicensed mining, cross-border mining, illegal outsourcing, etc., confiscate illegal proceeds, and thoroughly clean up surface facilities.

II. Resolutely investigate and deal with over-planned and unplanned production

Rare earths are products that the state strictly implements the control and management of mining and total production, and no unit or individual may produce rare earths without planning or over-planning. The relevant cities (states) shall carry out regular verification of the production situation of rare earth mining and smelting separation enterprises within their jurisdiction, stop production and rectification immediately for enterprises with over-planned and unplanned production, and may take disposal measures such as cut off water and power if necessary. Enterprises should improve the management system, strengthen internal enterprise supervision, and strengthen index control. Enterprises that stop production and rectification must obtain new planned targets issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Natural Resources before organizing production.

III. Strengthening the supervision of market circulation

First, truthfully fill in the traceability system data, the relevant cities (states) should urge enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the rare earth product traceability system to truthfully fill in the purchase of raw materials (including the purchase quantity of imported mines), actual output, sales volume, inventory and other information. The second is to strengthen the management of issuing special bills for rare earths. The relevant municipal (state) tax departments should further strengthen the supervision of the acquisition and issuance of special VAT tickets for the rare earth industries under their jurisdiction, and promptly deal with acts that have not been obtained or issued in accordance with the regulations, and those suspected of evading taxes should be investigated and dealt with. Third, to strengthen the import and export management of rare earth products, it is necessary to strengthen the supervision and management of enterprises using imported minerals for smelting and separation, and should not process domestic mines without planned and over-planned production in the name of processing imported mines. The import of rare earth mineral products shall meet the mandatory requirements of the national technical specifications and shall be declared to the Customs according to law and truthfully. Fourth, we should strictly implement the legal inspection procedures for rare earth exports and achieve the necessary inspection for batch approval. We will strictly manage the export licenses of rare earths, focus on abnormal export enterprises, suspend their domestic production and sales in accordance with the law, and stop issuing export licenses for export enterprises that have been determined by the relevant departments to have illegal sources of goods.

IV. Strengthening the supervision of the safety and environmental protection of enterprises

Enterprises that have carried out transformation in production and environmental protection technology and equipment should step up efforts to improve the relevant procedures. For enterprises with incomplete formalities such as project establishment, safety and environmental protection, it is necessary to issue orders to stop production and urge enterprises to stop production and rectification immediately, especially rare earth mining enterprises, must improve the relevant procedures, meet the safety and environmental protection conditions prescribed by the state, and be qualified after acceptance before production can be resumed. We will strengthen the monitoring of pollutant discharge levels in rare earth enterprises, speed up the construction of regional rare earth radioactive waste treatment and disposal measures, strengthen the supervision of rare earth enterprises closer to urban areas and residential areas, and actively promote the development of rare earth enterprises.

V. promoting the merger and reorganization of the rare Earth Industry

Carry out the development strategy of the national rare earth group, strengthen the cooperation with the six rare earth groups, set up the Sichuan rare earth industry group, speed up the integration of rare earth mines and smelting separation enterprises, and strive for the relevant state ministries and commissions to increase the planned indicators of rare earth mineral products and smelting separation products in our province. Relying on Sichuan rare earth large enterprise group, unified development planning, unified development of resources, unified separation and processing, unified management and sales, unified foreign cooperation, to achieve the intensive agglomeration of rare earth industry in our province.

VI. Further Development of downstream Deep processing and Application Industry

Give full play to the role of provincial rare earth industry associations, establish a rare earth industry integrity system, rare earth corporate social responsibility report and other systems, regularly evaluate the implementation of policies and regulations of member enterprises, and cancel the membership of enterprises with records of violations of laws and regulations in a timely manner.

VII. give full play to the role of rare Earth Industry Association

Give full play to the role of provincial rare earth industry associations, establish a rare earth industry integrity system, rare earth corporate social responsibility report and other systems, regularly evaluate the implementation of policies and regulations of member enterprises, and cancel the membership of enterprises with records of violations of laws and regulations in a timely manner.

The relevant municipal (state) economic and information departments are requested to submit to the Department of economy and Informatization the raw material procurement (including the quantity of imported minerals), actual output, sales volume, inventory and other information (stamped original), the verification of the production status of rare earth mining and smelting separation enterprises, and the suspension and rectification of enterprises with over-planned and unplanned production (stamped original) to the Department of economy and Informatization by June 30 and December 31 of each year. The electronic version is sent to the specified mailbox.

Zhao Deben 028 86265719, Department of economy and Information Technology

Provincial Development and Reform Commission Zhou Jing 028 86705900

Liu Haihai 028 86301800, Public Security Bureau

Finance Department long Guangzhan 028 86725527

Department of Natural Resources he Jiqiang 028 87036215

Department of Ecological Environment Chen Li 028 80589023

Yin Jiahui 028 83225103, Department of Commerce

Qin Yong 028 86631476, Office of Emergency Management

Provincial State-owned assets Supervision and Administration Commission Zhou Xianjing 028 87598832

Chengdu Customs Ma Qingqing 028 85391323

Chen Guangyan, Sichuan Provincial Taxation Bureau 028 65270742

Wu Lina, Provincial Market Supervision Bureau 028 86621965

E-mail: jyj208@163.com

Key Words:  Rare earths  policy 

Circular of "Circular on continuously strengthening the order rectification of rare Earth Industry" forwarded by the Economic and Information Office of Sichuan Province

Translation 09:59:32AM Jul 23, 2019 Source:Department of Economics and Information of Sichuan Province
The content below was translated by Tencent automatically for reference.

SMM News: on July 18, the Sichuan Provincial Economic and Information Department issued the Circular on forwarding the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other 12 departments on continuously strengthening the order rectification of the rare Earth Industry, as follows:

Relevant municipal (state) economic and information technology, development and reform, public security, finance, natural resources, ecological environment, commerce, emergency, state assets, taxation, market supervision departments, relevant municipal customs, provincial rare earth associations:

In order to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instruction on the development of the rare earth industry, further standardize the development order of the rare earth industry, and improve the quality of industry development, 12 departments, such as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Public Security, are now transmitting to you the Circular on continuously strengthening the order rectification of the rare Earth Industry (Lianyuan (2018) 265, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), see Annex 1 for details). And combined with the reality of our province put forward the following requirements, please implement it at the same time.

I. ensuring the orderly exploitation of rare earth resources

We will further promote the integration and development of rare earth resources, strengthen communication with local governments, implement the responsibility system for supervision, and step up dynamic supervision and inspection of rare earth mines. We will resolutely ban in accordance with the law the illegal mining of rare earth minerals (including recovery and utilization), such as mining instead of exploration, unlicensed mining, cross-border mining, illegal outsourcing, etc., confiscate illegal proceeds, and thoroughly clean up surface facilities.

II. Resolutely investigate and deal with over-planned and unplanned production

Rare earths are products that the state strictly implements the control and management of mining and total production, and no unit or individual may produce rare earths without planning or over-planning. The relevant cities (states) shall carry out regular verification of the production situation of rare earth mining and smelting separation enterprises within their jurisdiction, stop production and rectification immediately for enterprises with over-planned and unplanned production, and may take disposal measures such as cut off water and power if necessary. Enterprises should improve the management system, strengthen internal enterprise supervision, and strengthen index control. Enterprises that stop production and rectification must obtain new planned targets issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Natural Resources before organizing production.

III. Strengthening the supervision of market circulation

First, truthfully fill in the traceability system data, the relevant cities (states) should urge enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the rare earth product traceability system to truthfully fill in the purchase of raw materials (including the purchase quantity of imported mines), actual output, sales volume, inventory and other information. The second is to strengthen the management of issuing special bills for rare earths. The relevant municipal (state) tax departments should further strengthen the supervision of the acquisition and issuance of special VAT tickets for the rare earth industries under their jurisdiction, and promptly deal with acts that have not been obtained or issued in accordance with the regulations, and those suspected of evading taxes should be investigated and dealt with. Third, to strengthen the import and export management of rare earth products, it is necessary to strengthen the supervision and management of enterprises using imported minerals for smelting and separation, and should not process domestic mines without planned and over-planned production in the name of processing imported mines. The import of rare earth mineral products shall meet the mandatory requirements of the national technical specifications and shall be declared to the Customs according to law and truthfully. Fourth, we should strictly implement the legal inspection procedures for rare earth exports and achieve the necessary inspection for batch approval. We will strictly manage the export licenses of rare earths, focus on abnormal export enterprises, suspend their domestic production and sales in accordance with the law, and stop issuing export licenses for export enterprises that have been determined by the relevant departments to have illegal sources of goods.

IV. Strengthening the supervision of the safety and environmental protection of enterprises

Enterprises that have carried out transformation in production and environmental protection technology and equipment should step up efforts to improve the relevant procedures. For enterprises with incomplete formalities such as project establishment, safety and environmental protection, it is necessary to issue orders to stop production and urge enterprises to stop production and rectification immediately, especially rare earth mining enterprises, must improve the relevant procedures, meet the safety and environmental protection conditions prescribed by the state, and be qualified after acceptance before production can be resumed. We will strengthen the monitoring of pollutant discharge levels in rare earth enterprises, speed up the construction of regional rare earth radioactive waste treatment and disposal measures, strengthen the supervision of rare earth enterprises closer to urban areas and residential areas, and actively promote the development of rare earth enterprises.

V. promoting the merger and reorganization of the rare Earth Industry

Carry out the development strategy of the national rare earth group, strengthen the cooperation with the six rare earth groups, set up the Sichuan rare earth industry group, speed up the integration of rare earth mines and smelting separation enterprises, and strive for the relevant state ministries and commissions to increase the planned indicators of rare earth mineral products and smelting separation products in our province. Relying on Sichuan rare earth large enterprise group, unified development planning, unified development of resources, unified separation and processing, unified management and sales, unified foreign cooperation, to achieve the intensive agglomeration of rare earth industry in our province.

VI. Further Development of downstream Deep processing and Application Industry

Give full play to the role of provincial rare earth industry associations, establish a rare earth industry integrity system, rare earth corporate social responsibility report and other systems, regularly evaluate the implementation of policies and regulations of member enterprises, and cancel the membership of enterprises with records of violations of laws and regulations in a timely manner.

VII. give full play to the role of rare Earth Industry Association

Give full play to the role of provincial rare earth industry associations, establish a rare earth industry integrity system, rare earth corporate social responsibility report and other systems, regularly evaluate the implementation of policies and regulations of member enterprises, and cancel the membership of enterprises with records of violations of laws and regulations in a timely manner.

The relevant municipal (state) economic and information departments are requested to submit to the Department of economy and Informatization the raw material procurement (including the quantity of imported minerals), actual output, sales volume, inventory and other information (stamped original), the verification of the production status of rare earth mining and smelting separation enterprises, and the suspension and rectification of enterprises with over-planned and unplanned production (stamped original) to the Department of economy and Informatization by June 30 and December 31 of each year. The electronic version is sent to the specified mailbox.

Zhao Deben 028 86265719, Department of economy and Information Technology

Provincial Development and Reform Commission Zhou Jing 028 86705900

Liu Haihai 028 86301800, Public Security Bureau

Finance Department long Guangzhan 028 86725527

Department of Natural Resources he Jiqiang 028 87036215

Department of Ecological Environment Chen Li 028 80589023

Yin Jiahui 028 83225103, Department of Commerce

Qin Yong 028 86631476, Office of Emergency Management

Provincial State-owned assets Supervision and Administration Commission Zhou Xianjing 028 87598832

Chengdu Customs Ma Qingqing 028 85391323

Chen Guangyan, Sichuan Provincial Taxation Bureau 028 65270742

Wu Lina, Provincial Market Supervision Bureau 028 86621965

E-mail: jyj208@163.com

Key Words:  Rare earths  policy