Special Campaign by MIIT and CCPIT in support of SMEs to get involved in the development of “Belt and Road”

In order to enhance the cooperation between Chinese SMEs and the countries along the “Belt and Road” on economic affairs, technology, trade and investment and to support domestic SMEs in “going global” and “bringing in”, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) decide to launch a special campaign in support of Chinese SMEs in joining in the development of “Belt and Road”.

It is aimed to improve legal service for international business. The program of IP strategy promotion for SMEs will be deeply implemented and the capabilities of SMEs in IP creation, application, protection and management will be promoted. The IP management and other professional services will be upgraded. The cost of IP application, protection and maintenance on SMEs will be cut to push forward the IP transfer. Assistance will be offered to SMEs in respect to making arrangement and layout about IP overseas and settling the external IP disputes in a proper way.

(Source: MIIT website)