France, companies are preparing for the second edition of the China International Import Expo

08/02/2019

 

French political institutions and companies have been favorably impressed by the first edition of CIIE

 

Given the great success at the first edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), French political institutions and companies are looking forward to the second edition.

To confirm this, in an interview with Xinhua, is the CEO of L’Oreal China Stephane Rinderknech: ” The China International Import Expo is not only a window opened by China for the import of products from all over the world, but also will play an active role in promoting the globalization of trade”.

France has already tested the effects of CIIE when, on 22nd January, the second road show of CIIE 2019 took place in Paris. During the event organized by the CIIE Office, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, more than 100 people from political and commercial sectors attended the conference.

 

2019 marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations

 

In the CIIE road show that took place in Paris a few weeks ago, both L’Oreal and the Lesaffre group (specialized in yeast and fermentation) shared their experiences and said that at the next fair they hope to further develop the Chinese market.

On the other hand, 2019 marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations and, for this reason too, China and France are committed to building an open global economy. In this regard, further progress has been made and new opportunities have been revealed to improve pragmatic economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Deputy Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Wang Bingnan, in his opening speech, presented new measures for the second CIIE and invited French entrepreneurs to participate in the exhibition with their competitive and specific products.

 

France played an important role during the first CIIE

 

In 2018, confirming the excellent relations between the two countries, the volume of bilateral trade between China and France exceeded $ 60 billion for the first time, an increase of 15.5% over the previous year.

Furthermore, France played an important role during the first CIIE. Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume, representing French President Emmanuel Macron, led a delegation of about 100 people and 69 companies to the event.

The French participants found huge business opportunities after the success of the first CIIE. Christophe Boris, who represented the French Ministry of Economics and Finance, said that the two countries will further strengthen market cooperation in the areas of finance, agriculture and aviation, based on mutual trust.

 

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