The significance of this event is confirmed by the congratulatory message sent by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the opening of the fair, emphasizing that the mechanism of cooperation between China and CEE countries is an important platform for developing their comprehensive cooperation based on common interest, Ladjevac said. group (CMG).
She pointed out that since the launch of this cooperation mechanism in 2012, China has been actively working on its development, and added that China intends to continue to improve cooperation in several key areas in order to increase imports from these countries to 170 billion dollars in the next five years.
In addition, appreciating the demands of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe to provide them with better conditions for the placement of agricultural products on the Chinese market, China will direct special efforts to improve cooperation in the field of trade in agricultural products. In part, that means that China could soon reduce customs duties, but also introduce reliefs concerning certain categories of agricultural products and phytosanitary measures, the text adds.
At the opening ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Trade, Wang Bingnan, spoke to the participants of the Fair about this intention of China. who emphasized that China aims not only to encourage trade with CEE countries, but also to influence the expansion of the range of trade items.
That the two partners, China and the CEE countries are on the right track, according to Ivona Ladjevac, is confirmed by the fact that, despite the pandemic, bilateral trade increased by 50.2 percent annually, while in the first quarter of this year it amounted to 30.13 billion US dollars.
The same goes for the range: at the 200,000-square-meter fair space, more than 2,000 exhibitors presented their diverse merchandise, including helicopters, light aircraft, yachts and other products.