Five regulators in East China's Anhui province signed an agreement on May 10 in Hefei, the provincial capital, vowing to boost the industry of tourism commodities, Anhui Daily reported.
Under the agreement, the Anhui Administration of Tourism, the Anhui Economic and Information Technology Commission, the Anhui Provincial Department of Commerce, the Anhui Administration of Industry and Commerce and the Anhui Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision will jointly guide tourism-related enterprises through developing, producing and selling souvenirs, specialties and traveling gear that are typical of the province either as it is or as it used to be.
The document stipulates that a service tracking system is to be set up in a bid to help major tourism commodity makers to deal with problems arising from production and marketing.
To make Anhui's tourism goods better known, the authorities will organize local firms to attend national or even global expos.
Businesses will be encouraged to apply for the famous trademark status, according to the agreement, which also states that a province-wide campaign will be launched to single out branded tourism commodities.
In addition, the government agencies will stimulate the export of local tourism goods, partly by streamlining clearance procedures for qualified exporters.
Also, both employers and employees engaged in the industry will be given professional training, the document says.
(By Zheng Weiling)