Teams prepare for second import expo

Shanghai Commission of Commerce Party Secretary Hua Yuan says city should give full play to the spillover effect of the event with a series of upgrades. 

The Shanghai Commission of Commerce has established 14 support teams to work on preparations for the upcoming second China International Import Expo in November.

July 27 marked the start of the 100-day countdown to the second CIIE which will be held from November 5 to 10.

Hua Yuan, the commission's Party secretary, said the city should give full play to the spillover effect of the expo by upgrading trade, industry and openness, so as to boost the new momentum for development.

"We will effectively step up efforts to attract more foreign investment, encourage more international organizations and institutions to settle in Shanghai, and bring in more of the latest technologies, products and services," Hua said.

He also said the city would deepen development of the "6 + 365 days" one-stop trading service platform, consolidate and promote the achievements of institutional innovation adopted at the first expo, and accelerate the formation of a regular trade facilitation system in line with the international practice.

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