The State Council will eliminate several administrative examination approval requirements, according to a directive signed by Premier Li Keqiang. The decision abolishes a regulation concerning production licenses for coal, as well as amends several items contained in 25 administrative regulations and transfers them to lower levels. The abolished items also include the registration of entry-exit express enterprises' inspection and quarantine reports and certifications of declaration for inspection and quarantine. Foreign cooperation in the oil, natural gas and coal-bed gas sectors, will no longer need special administrative approval, nor do science and technology awards given by social organizations or the hiring of principals at schools run jointly with foreign partners. The establishment of tobacco product trading markets and national chain stores for publications will also no longer need special administrative approval, beyond usual entity establishment approvals and licenses.