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China and Europe Join Hands at the CIIE in Warm Spring

Sino-EU economic and trade ties, after over 40 years of development, have a profound basis. By November 2017, China was the No. 2 export market and No. 1 import source of the EU. The value of imports and exports between China and the EU reached USD 588.21 billion, an increase of 13.7%. To be specific, the value of goods exported from the EU to China was USD 201.41 billion, a rise of 19.9%; the value of goods imported by the EU from China was USD 386.79 billion, an increase of 10.7%. In addition to this, the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) will undoubtedly further enhance Sino-EU economic and trade ties.

During such a warm spring, the road show promotions for the CIIE in Europe have attracted wide attention recently.

UK – On March 14, China’s Ministry of Commerce held a promotion for the first CIIE in London. Theresa May, Prime Minister of Britain, gave a video speech for the event.

Ireland – China is the No. 8 export market and No. 6 import source of Ireland. On March 7, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland held a themed promotion for the first CIIE in Dublin, receiving the vigorous engagement of the political, business and other circles of Ireland.

Denmark –  At present, DI has reserved two exhibition areas, namely the Food and Farm Products Exhibition Area and the Smart and High-end Equipment Exhibition Area, with a net area of 600 m². Exhibition attractions are underway. The leader of the Danish shipping sector— AP Moller-Maersk, a world top 500 enterprise, has confirmed its participation in the Trade in Services segment.

Finland – In total, 6 enterprises including Nokia, Oilon and AAVI signed a letter of intent for attending the exhibition. The exhibition area of Finland has an area of 299㎡ and will display smart and high-end equipment, food and farm products, trade in services, etc.

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