Canada concludes successful week at China International Import Expo, with commercial signings worth more than $1.67 billion
In November 2018, Canada concluded its successful participation in the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, marked by impressive trade deals, throngs of visitors to its pavilion and expanding networks of business relationships.
Canadian and Chinese companies took advantage of the CIIE’s convening power to sign 48 new commercial contracts and agreements, worth over $1.67 billion. The agreements covered a variety of industries, including the life sciences, agri-food, and aerospace sectors, that demonstrate the innovation and capacities of Canada’s businesses to meet the demands of a rapidly growing Chinese middle-class consumer market.
The newly signed agreements will strengthen the already thriving commercial relationship between Canada and China. Canada was China’s fourth-largest supplier of total agri-food and seafood products in 2017, with imports reaching $8 billion. Canadian firms are also working closely with Chinese counterparts in the areas of clean technologies, green buildings and aerospace.
The theme for Canada’s Expo pavilion was “Canada: Part of your healthy lifestyle”, showcasing the high quality and globally successful Canadian products and services valued by Chinese citizens seeking a clean, healthy and high quality of life.
Canada’s participation at the CIIE included an active schedule of activities at the national pavilion, highlighted by a delegation led by the Honourable Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The Canadian delegation included many participants from the Atlantic Provinces, including PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan, whose aim was to increase trade and investment opportunities in China for Atlantic Canadian businesses. During the week, a digital “Wheel of Fortune” game from Quebec proved popular with visitors, as did Ontario and BC wine tastings.
Canadian Arctic Food Group and China Inspection and Certification Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement, Canada Agriculture and Agriculture and Food Minister Lawrence Macquarie, Canadian Ambassador to China Mai Jialian, Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai, Quebec Jean Séguin, Assistant Deputy Minister of Economics and Innovation, attended and witnessed.
This is the only quality product in Quebec that is among the Canadian products. Jean Séguin, Assistant Deputy Minister of Economics and Innovation of Quebec, highly praises this: “The honour of Quebec! ARCTICA FOOD makes a commendable contribution to the export of Quebec products to China! ”
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