MSMEs to participate at China expo in Nov.

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    Thirty local companies mostly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are poised to participate at the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai, China on November 5 to 10.

    CIIE 2019 will open its doors to around 3,000 companies from over 150 countries and regions.

    Of the seven categories under CIIE’s business exhibition, the Philippines will be exhibiting as part of the Food and Agricultural Products sector.

    The participation, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions is now composed of more than 30 exhibitors set to showcase a wide range of top-notch products and services aimed at China’s fast-growing health and wellness market.

    Except for a few large-scale corporations, the Philippine delegation in the upcoming import expo will mostly be made up of companies from micro- to small-scale enterprises. This is in line with the Philippine government’s push to further strengthen and advance its MSMEs.

    This import expo provides an ideal platform for companies and exporters to promote their products, market their brands, sustain business relations and find new trade partners from the second largest economy in the world.

    New categories have been added to this year’s expo, opening up trade opportunities in the industries of autonomous driving technologies and elderly care services. The exhibition area itself has increased

    from 270,000 to 300,000 square meters to accommodate the number of guests, participants, Fortune 500 companies and eventsthat are all expected to exceed those of last year’s expo.