Third CIIE confirmed to continue as planned
The third China International Import Expo is confirmed to go ahead as planned from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai.
The event this year will be held with a larger scale, better layout of exhibition areas, exhibitors of higher quality and stronger policy support, said Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo Bureau.
The third CIIE is planned to cover an overall exhibition area of 360,000 square meters, 60,000 square meters larger than the second session.
Enterprises from various countries and regions have enthusiastically signed up to participate in the expo as exhibitors. Among them, three sections — consumer products, health care and trade in services — have all seen the signed exhibition area exceeding the planned size.
This year's CIIE has attracted Global Fortune 500 enterprises and industry leaders no fewer than the previous two sessions. In industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, dairy, cosmetics, high-end consumer products, inspection and testing, automobiles and engineering machinery, most of the world's top 10 enterprises have signed up to take part in the expo.
Of note, dozens of companies have even applied for participation in the next three sessions of the CIIE.
Meanwhile, more supportive policies and measures have been launched and carried out to better support the CIIE, as the COVID-19 outbreak has brought more challenges to organization and arrangement work for the big event this year.
For instance, China's General Administration of Customs has released 14 measures to facilitate customs clearance for CIIE exhibits.
July 27 marks the 100-day countdown to the third CIIE.