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2018 Central China (Changsha) Import Expo to Open in December

Updated: 2018-11-22

A press conference was held on November 20. It announced that the 2018 Central China (Changsha) Import Expo (hereinafter referred to as the Expo) will be inaugurated in Changsha between December 5 and 9. It is Hunan’s first import expo, hosted by the Hunan Provincial Department of Commerce and the Changsha Municipal People's Government. Vice Mayor Qiu Jixing attended the conference.

The Expo covers an exhibition area of 26,000 square meters. It can contain more than 1,000 standard booths. It includes 6 exhibition areas for fashionable life and modern household exhibition, food & wine exhibition, imported automobile exhibition, leisure life exhibition, cross-border e-commerce and international import service exhibition, and import and export platform and comprehensive service exhibition. Functional areas, such as international cultural performance area, food area, and negotiation area, are also set up.

Currently, the Expo has attracted enterprises from 33 countries and regions including Germany, France, Russia, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Italy, and Sudan. Its exhibits cover household products, home appliances & digital products, food & drinks, sports & leisure, parallel-import cars, tourism service, health care, and service trade.

Qiu Jixing pointed out that the Expo, as the first professional exhibition in the central region to respond to the China International Import Expo, is a major initiative for Hunan to implement the international trade facilitation and actively open its market to the world. It is also an innovative international economic and trade platform that actively promotes import and consumption, gives an inner impetus to economic development, and satisfies people's aspiration for a better life.

In order to build an overall platform linking the supply and demand of imported products, and create more trade opportunities, a variety of special events and activities will be held during the Expo. They are:
-signing ceremonies;
-trade forums;
-procurement matchmaking meetings; and
-visiting activities of important guests, businessmen, and business associations to Jinxia Bonded Logistics Center, Huanghua Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Cross-border E-Commerce Park, Import Commodity Exhibition Center, and other related parks.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn
Photo source: voc.com.cn