ITC @ China International Import Expo (CIIE)
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is the world’s largest import fair, creating enormous export opportunities for small businesses from developing countries.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has been an official CIIE partner since 2019. Since the event’s inception in 2018, over 200 ITC-supported enterprises from 30 developing and least developed countries have participated in the event. As a result, companies established more than 1,650 new business contacts and prospective deals worth $40 million for new exports to China.
CIIE 2022 takes place between 5-10 November in Shanghai, where ITC will represent 67 small businesses from 31 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in three sectors: agriculture and food; consumer products; services. Examples of products and services on offer are honey from Kyrgyzstan; avocado from Kenya; handicrafts from Nepal, tourism services from women-owned enterprises in East and West Africa; and business consultancy services from Mauritius, Peru, and Rwanda.
On 5 November, the ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton will deliver remarks in the high-level opening segment of the related Hongqiao International Economic Forum.