Despite the Covid-19 emergency still ongoing in the world business and opportunities in China don’t stop and on the 5th November started the Third edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai until the 10th in one of the biggest and newest Exhibition Center in China, the National Convention and Exhibition Center.
The opening ceremony has been help yesterday the 4th with an opening speech made by the president Xi Jinping via Video in which he stressed the importance of world development and mutually beneficial cooperation.
The event organization has taken all the necessary preventative measures to assure nobody positive to the new Coronavirus shall enter the exhibition area such as Covid test to report 48 hours before the entrance, masks and guest limit, this year the Exhibition Center shall accept half only for half its maximum guest capacity.
The Exhibition shall host exhibitors all over the world in 360,000.00 square meters shall cover Industry such as F&B, Fashion and Automotive with the main theme of the CIIE will be the process of digitalization, moreover for this particular year the area for Medical Equipment and Healthcare Products has been doubled compared with that of the second edition of the CIIE with a focus on products and technology thought for pandemic prevention.
But why this year the CIIE is so important? It is a signal the China launched since the country on the past year has continued to expand goods and services imports with import growth rate significantly higher than the global average. What is more, during the 2020 the business area in the negative list for foreign investment access has been reduced from 40 to 33, and in the same time the number of pilot free trade zones increased from 18 to 21.