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Belarusian companies will present their goods and services on 500 sqm of exhibition area in the framework of Import EXPO in Shanghai

9 April

International Exhibition of Imported Goods and Services China International Import Expo (Import EXPO) will be held on November 2018 in Shanghai for the first time. About 1600 companies from more than 120 countries will take part in this event. The supposed number of specialists will exceed 150 thousand people. Import EXPO will be held under the supervision of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The National Centre for Marketing and Price Study is the organizer of the National exposition of the Republic of Belarus on this exhibition.

The subjects of the exhibition will be presented by two thematic blocks. The first includes a zone with country pavilions, the second includes a zone of enterprises and business, which is divided into «trade in goods» and «trade in services».

The National exposition of the Republic of Belarus will be located in the zone of country pavilions on 160 sqm of area, as well as the exhibition zone dedicated to enterprises and business with a total area of 500 sqm. Belarus-China business forum will be held in the framework of this exhibition.

Participation of Belarusian companies in Import EXPO is promising from the point of view of promoting goods and services to the market of China and other countries. It’s widely known that today Belarus-China political, trade and economic relations are actively developing, which is primarily a consequence of similarity of internal and external political principles and views on the most important problems of international relations. The main evidence of this fact is mutual visits of heads of both states.

Moreover, Belarus plays a significant role in the concept of the Chinese initiative to create the Silk Road Economic Belt, which is a transport and logistics route connecting countries of Central Asia and China with Europe. In the near future China is planning to eliminate trade and investment barriers between countries-participants of the initiative.

Shanghai wasn’t accidentally chosen as the venue for Import EXPO. It is situated in the economic zone of the delta of the Yangtze river, has an advantageous geographical position, developed service sector, has the ability to distribute resources around the world. The total volume of cargo turnover of Shanghai Port has been steadily increasing for the past seven years and today it occupies the first place in the world. The capacity of passenger traffic of local airports exceeded 100 million people, the airline network has connections with 282 cities.

Chinese side is interested in cooperation with Belarusian industrial, scientific and technical enterprises, educational institutions, innovative centers in the field of oil and mining industry, electric power industry, automobile and railway transport, construction materials and equipment, agriculture and agricultural machinery, telecommunications, medicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and etc.


Background information

International Exhibition of Imported Goods and Services China International Import Expo will be organized at the National Exhibition Centre, which is located in the heart of Shanghai's commercial district Hongqiao. Total building area of the exhibition centre is about 1.5 million sqm. Today it’s the largest exhibition complex in the world in terms of exhibition area. The centre includes four main facilities: exhibition pavilion, business centre, administrative building and hotel.


The Ministry of Commerce of China and the People’s Government of Shanghai are the organizers of Import EXPO.