Spillover effects of Expo to help Zhejiang create a never-ending Exhibition
Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, November 17 (Reporter Wei Donghua) Wine, Italian ice cream and Spanish ham from famous European villages. The hustle and bustle of the Huangpu River continues to Zhejiang, which borders Shanghai. Just a week after the end of the second Expo, the wind of imports is still blowing.
From the meeting reached an intention to purchase more than US $10 billion, after the meeting to continue the exhibition and sale of imported goods, "near Water Tower" Zhejiang Province has the natural advantage of undertaking the spillover effect of the Expo.
On the 16th, in Qingtian, Zhejiang Province, the hometown of overseas Chinese, a global "foreign goods" investment and trade event opened-- more than 1100 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and more than 3000 professional buyers from all over the country gathered here. To participate in the second overseas Chinese Import Fair.
A few days ago, the central Zhejiang city of Yiwu, known as the "World supermarket", also kicked off the autumn exhibition of the 15-day Import Fair.
The nearly 5000 square meter pavilion, which focuses on consumer goods, has attracted 407 exhibitors from 57 countries and regions around the world, including Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Russia and India.
Murad, a businessman from Jordan who is mainly engaged in the Arab food import business, has sought out some Arab business partners at the Shanghai Expo. "I brought them from Arabia to Shanghai with products such as olive oil and dates, and then to Yiwu, looking forward to the best-selling products in China."
During the Expo, Zhejiang's more than 40,000 procurement forces not only reflect the amazing purchasing power, but also strive to undertake and expand the spillover effects of the Expo.
From Zhejiang Changlong Airlines to signing a US $477 million order with CFM International, to conducting economic and trade negotiations and cooperation with senior executives of multinational corporations such as AstraZeneca, Siemens, Mercedes, DuPont, etc. Reached a series of regional headquarters, technical services and other landing agreements.
"although the Expo has closed, Zhejiang will actively undertake the spillover effects of the Expo with greater efforts." Sheng Qiuping, director of the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Commerce, said that by the end of December, Zhejiang will hold more than 40 supporting activities of the Expo one after another, fully releasing the role of attracting investment and stimulating consumption. Create imported goods "world supermarket" and never end the curtain of Import Expo.
Zhejiang businessmen with a keen sense of smell see the broad space for imports and have full power to expand imports. During the Expo, Jin Xiaomin, chairman of the Kingston supply chain from Yiwu, inspected the food products of the European countries participating in the exhibition as a professional audience. He has been in the import business for more than a decade, and now he is looking at Belarus's rich green agricultural products.
"with China's strategy of opening up to the outside world, more foreign high-quality goods have easier access to the Chinese market, and it has also increased our business opportunities." According to Jin Xiaomin, Belarus, which produces more than 7 million tons of milk a year, is one of the largest milk producers in the world, and more than 60 percent of its output is used for export. In recent years, more than 50 dairy processing enterprises in Belarus have been allowed to export all kinds of high-quality dairy products to China.
"in the past three years, our annual imports have shown an explosive growth of 300%. In the context of the country's continued expansion and opening up, our private enterprises are full of confidence in the future, and will continue to excavate and introduce more foreign high-quality products to the Chinese market, so that more people can enjoy good products. " Kim Hsiao-min said.
From building overseas industrial parks to helping China's manufacturing industry "go out" to making it easier for high-quality agricultural products in the ASEAN region to enter the Chinese market, Wang Licheng, chairman of the Huali Group, has deep feelings about "expanding the import of high-quality products and services from various countries."
"We are building a 'China-Vietnam Border Industrial Park' with a planned construction of 3000 mu, the first phase of which was started in October," he said. " Special agricultural products from Southeast Asia, such as Basha fish from Vietnam, durian from Elvis King in Malaysia, and fragrant rice from Cambodia, are expected to take advantage of the geographical advantages and border trade policies of China and Vietnam to be imported through this channel in the future. To achieve deep processing and sold to all parts of the country.
"We should firmly seize the opportunity of opening wider to the outside world, and do a good job in importing this article, and we will have new room for development." Jin Xiaomin said: next, we will always pay attention to the changes in some of the country's import access policies, and continue to strengthen the channel construction of the domestic market.
Starting this year, Jin Xiaomin's company has set up an e-commerce team to promote online and offline, open domestic sales channels, and lay a good foundation for importing more high-quality green organic agricultural products from Belarus.
"docking the international import commodity market, allowing more people to come into contact with international goods, let domestic and foreign goods interact positively, and let domestic and foreign cultures blend with each other." Kim Hsiao-min said.