Interview: the Expo facilitates the entry of small and medium-sized Enterprises from developing countries into the Chinese Market-- an interview with Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center
Shanghai, 6 Nov (Xinhua) an exclusive interview: the Expo facilitates the entry of small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries into the Chinese market-- an interview with Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center
Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Yin
Alan Cha Gonzalez, executive director of the International Trade Center, a joint organization of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua reporters in Shanghai a few days ago. The hosting of Import Expo in China has facilitated the entry of small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries into the Chinese market.
China International Import Expo is the first national exhibition with the theme of import in the world. In Gonzalez's view, the Chinese market has huge consumer demand, so the Expo has attracted not only large enterprises from North America and Europe, but also small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries.
"Trade is an important driver to enhance the competitiveness of enterprises." Gonzalez said that for a long time, small and medium-sized enterprises have lacked channels to effectively participate in international trade competition, and hope that the Expo will provide space for small and medium-sized enterprises to play their part.
The International Trade Centre, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is committed to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises. Since becoming Executive Director in September 2013, Gonzalez has spared no effort to promote SMEs to enhance their competitiveness in order to participate in international trade competition.
At the first Expo, ITC organized 100 small and medium-sized enterprises from 25 least developed countries around the world. "this year we have organized another 100 small and medium-sized enterprises to come to China to look for business opportunities," Gonzalez said. "promoting South-South trade can bring good prospects for the development of developing countries. The Expo can play an important role in promoting South-South trade. "
She believes that the Expo is an excellent platform for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter the Chinese market. Participating in the exhibition is a learning process for small and medium-sized enterprises, which helps them to understand the needs of Chinese consumers, improve product quality and enhance the competitiveness of enterprises.
Gonzalez is full of confidence in the future of the Expo. "I have three aspirations for the Expo. I hope that the Expo will become larger and larger in scale and allow more people to participate in it," she said. "in depth, it will be better and better to promote more trade, and ecologically, it will become greener and greener," she said. to promote the sustainable development of global trade. "
On the challenges facing the world economy, Gonzalez said that positive international cooperation is indispensable to solve the problem. She expressed her appreciation for China's firm maintenance of multilateralism. "from global trade to tackling climate change, China has always been the main force in upholding multilateralism," she said. "