The 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) opened its doors to the public this week to welcome visitors to a bigger and better import expo with more than 3,000 foreign companies from 150 countries and regions. This year’s theme, “New Era, Shared Future,” reinforces China’s efforts to transition towards a more open economy to better accommodate exporters all over the world.
The Philippine participation to the 2019 CIIE is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM) together with the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), the Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC), the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in China, PhilExport and the Department of Agriculture.
DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, joined by DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman and CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan, led the Philippines’ government representatives as they surveyed the Philippine pavilion prior to the event’s public opening.
Representatives of the Philippine delegation were joined by Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Asia Affairs Director General Gang Peng and General Office Deputy Director General Jin Yuan for a group photo after DTI Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman formally opened the Food Philippines Pavilion.
Companies exhibiting under the Food Philippines banner feature a wide range of top-notch export products like fresh fruits, canned seafood, snack foods and various fruit-based products.
Onsite food sampling activities will also be held throughout the show to give visitors a taste of the featured Philippine products at the trade show floor.(DTI-CITEM)
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