China is scheduled to host its Sixth Import Expo in the first week of November in Shanghai. The China International Import Expo (CIIE) carries the theme ‘Joining Hands in Development, Opening Up for the Future’. This event will also include an investment summit titled ‘Invest in China Year’.
China’s Import Expo serves as a platform for high-level dialogues and person-to-person exchanges within the international political, business, and academic communities. The expo is set to encompass over 3,300 companies from as many as 120 countries world-wide. Registration is already open for interested companies, stakeholders, and investors.
According to Song Shangzhe of the China International Import Expo Bureau, the huge market demand of China brings vast opportunities for developing countries’ commodity exports, two-way investment, and cultural exchanges and cooperation.
“The CIIE provides an important platform for developing countries to share China’s consumer market. Companies from developing countries can more easily understand Chinese and international market demands through the CIIE, and Chinese consumers can also learn about their specialty products,” said Song.
Shangzhe further points out that other than an opportunity for enterprises to display their products, technologies, and services, the expo enables specialty commodities from developing countries and least-developed countries to venture deeper into the Chinese market thus gaining tangible benefits.
“It would build global consensus on the construction of an open world economy and a community with a shared future for mankind,” Shangzhe said.
The investment summit is aimed to focus on topics like green development, how to build a resilient global industry supply chain, international cooperation in agriculture, and technology, and a dive into the role of finance in serving the real economy.
China’s Ministry of Commerce Minister emphasized the importance of this China International Import Expo(CIIE) summit as one that will focus on demonstrating China’s promotion of high-level opening up and the latest achievements of high-quality development.
Highlighting that the expo would stress conversations on essential matters like the practice of global development initiatives and the building of world-class enterprises, and the need to promote global food security and rural revitalization through economic and trade governance.