PM spells out trade ministry’s tasks in achieving economic growth

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has entrusted the Ministry of Trade and Industry with several key tasks next year. 

The Government plans to cut interest rates further to help exporters

He instructed it to monitor the economy, prevent recession or inflation, and ensure social security.
 
It has to create a competitive environment for production of goods and maintaining industrial growth, he said.
 
Mr. Dung said the ministry has to achieve the 13 percent export growth the Government targets.
 
On its part, the Government plans to cut interest rates further to help exporters and producers, waive or reduce tariffs on imported raw materials, reschedule companies’ debts and offer them tax breaks, and defer imposition of new tax regulations scheduled for 2009.

By Q.Phuong – Translated by Hoai Son

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