Haimen hosts import and export fair
An import and export commodities fair opened in Haimen in east China’s Jiangsu Province, on Thursday, gathering exhibitors and purchasers from more than 10,000 enterprises from home and abroad.
The Belt and Road Dieshiqiao Import and Export Commodities Fair hosted by the Haimen City government has four exhibition areas covering home textiles , time-honored brands', home furnishings and design.
Iranian carpets, Russian dolls and Vietnamese coffee are on display.
The four-day event has attracted exhibitors and purchasers from countries including France, Indonesia and Switzerland.
"Home textiles is the traditional industry of Haimen and the event is a platform for participants from home and abroad to discuss the industry," said Jiang Yongjun, vice mayor of Haimen.
The Haimen government signed a cooperation agreement with the China Home Textile Association, while the Haimen Industrial Park reached agreements with the Donghua University and Soochow University.
A forum on the textile industries of Belt and Road countries will be held as part of the fair.
Dieshiqiao is the biggest home textiles market in China with domestic market share of more than 40 percent. Sales volume surpassed 110 billion yuan (US$16 billion) last year. More than 6,500 manufacturers employ more than 500,000 people.