Shanghai to launch 30 platforms to support CIIE to be held in November

They serve as CIIE's year-round exhibition and transaction platforms to provide a channel for local products, services and technology to enter the Chinese market.

Shanghai said today that it will launch the first batch of 30 year-round exhibition and transaction platforms to support the China International Import Expo to be held in the city in November.

These platforms will provide multi-mode and multi-channel services for overseas companies entering the Chinese market, the municipal government said.

The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce took into account that the six-day exhibition to be held in November is too short a period for exhibitors and buyers from all over the world to learn and take advantage of business opportunities in China and also to be conversant with the approaches and channels for entering the Chinese market.

The commission decided to set up the year-round exhibition and transaction platforms to provide a channel for foreign products, services and technology to enter the Chinese market as well as promote the sustainable development of the CIIE and magnify the spill-over effects of the expo.

The first batch of 30 year-round exhibition and transaction platforms is grouped into integrated service platforms, cross-border e-commerce platforms, professional trading platforms, and country commodity centers.

These four platforms aim to offer exhibitors more exhibition and trading services for comprehensive products and technology, provide more overseas products for consumers through online channels, bring professional supporting services for specific products, and offer   participants convenient and efficient services.

"For the next step, we will launch one-stop trading service platforms," said Shang Yuying, director of the commerce commission.

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