New rules are to be introduced to assist the processing trade sector and expand the scope of foreign-funded investment companies. Wang Shijia, director of foreign investment administration of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation said seven ministries and commissions were working together to create new regulations concerning the processing trade. It includes the import of goods for further or complete assembly and export. One regulation is expected to address temporary difficulties experienced by some foreign-invested enterprises. Wang Xiadong, a division chief with the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said the problems were a side-effect of the country's anti-smuggling drives and the stepped up administration of foreign exchange.