July 31, 2018

2,800 companies confirmed to attend China’s first International Import Expo in November

More than 2,800 companies from 130 countries and regions have confirmed to take part in China’s first International Import Expo to be held in Shanghai on November 15. And it also is estimated that the expo will attract more than 150,000 domestic and foreign purchasers.

To build national importing trade platforms, Shanghai Free Trade Zone has set up professional trading platforms of intelligent manufacturing, liquor and wine, cosmetics, automobile, engineering equipment, and culture.

The zone has also attracted a batch of leading companies and formed an industrial aggregation effect, and the platforms have laid a solid foundation for the trade and import of the whole country, said Li Zhaojie, deputy director of the FTZ’s management committee, at a recently-held news briefing on “Shanghai’s 100 measures to further open-up.”

Next, the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone will fully exert its role as the country’s importing trade’s innovation and demonstration area and use its resource advantages to promote the zone’s trading functions.

Also, the zone will take initiative to dock with the upcoming CIIE through the professional trading platforms and the international commerce centers.

The perennial exhibition and trading platform will help global commodities, services and technologies to get into the Chinese markets and promote the sustainable development of the CIIE and exert the expo’s spillover effect.

Shanghai Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Free Trade Zone Administration, and Shanghai Hongqiao Central Business District have worked together to select and recommend 30 platforms to be the first batch of certified platforms, which include National Base for International Cultural Trade, Shanghai Waigaoqiao International Machine Tool Exhibition and Trading Center, Shanghai Waigaoqiao International Cosmetics Exhibition and Trading Platform, International Exhibition and Trading Center of Wine, and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Parallel Import Automobile Exhibition and Trading Center.

In addition, the Australia International Commerce Center, Chile International Commerce Center, and 16 countries from the Central Eastern Europe and three regional commerce centers have been authorized among the 30 certified platforms.