In recent years, Nanning has actively joined in the opening up and regional development strategies of China, and participated in the development and construction of the Pearl River - Xijiang River Economic Belt, which has delivered fruitful results of opening up and cooperation.
During the construction of the Pearl River - Xijiang River Economic Belt, Nanning has played a core role in practically promoting the transformation and upgrading of foreign trade. From 2013 to 2016, the total volume of import and export amounted up to 135.04 billion yuan, which, along with its growth rate, came out at the top of the whole region. Among that, the volume of import and export of processing trade reached 80.1 billion yuan, realizing the plan of doubling processing trade volume.
Nanning has been accelerating the development of Wuxiang New Area and promoting it to reach the national level. Effort has been made to advance the construction of Nanning Core Base of China-ASEAN Information Harbor and the all-round upgrading of Wuxiang New Area. Till 2016, the construction of main body of China Unicom’s Nanning Headquarters base was completed. China-ASEAN Inspection, Testing and Accreditation High-tech Service Cluster Zone and six China-ASEAN inspection, testing and accreditation centers have gained the approvals of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the P.R.C.
Meanwhile, Nanning is also speeding up the construction of Nanning Comprehensive Bonded Zone (Phase I) and has brought in the China-ASEAN cross-border e-commerce monitoring center project of China Post.