than 1,000 firms from 58 countries along the Belt and Road will attend
the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in
Shanghai, the Ministry of Commerce said Saturday.
Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan said the expo will become another
important prop for the joint construction of the Belt the Road
Initiative, offering new opportunities for foreign countries to expand
exports to China.
The expo will also feature products from over 30 least developed
countries (LDCs), including Ethiopia’s coffee, handicrafts from South
Sudan and Tanzanite from Tanzania, said Sun Chenghai, deputy director of
the CIIE Bureau.