BCCI took part in the first official event held in the building of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sofia – presentation of China International Import Expo 2018. The Ambassador of China H.E. Zhang Haizhou welcomed the participants in meeting – more than 100 representatives of the business, the government and the public institutions. He announced that China is expected to import goods worth over USD 10 trillion over the next 5 years, as the country is the second strongest economy in the world and the second largest importer.
China International Import Expo 2018 will be held from 5 to 10 November 2018 in Shanghai.
The President of BCCI Tsvetan Simeonov stressed in his speech that for BCCI the relations with China are of particular importance as they have huge potential. “As a non-governmental organization, we are making great efforts to develop the business cooperation with China. An expression of these efforts is BCCI’s accession to the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce. In order to facilitate business contacts, BCCI has signed a number of MoUs with partners from China – organizations in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Dalian, Guangxi, etc. BCCI also participated in the establishment of the National Association “One Belt – One Road”. Moreover, BCCI has a representative in China who helps develop the trade relations”, Simeonov added.
He said that among BCCI’s members there is significant interest in establishing commercial relations with China. According to a survey conducted by the Chamber, China is the most preferred business travel destination in 2017, chosen by 54% of respondents. The main interests of the business are to find business partners for import and export of goods.
BCCI will help select the most representative Bulgarian companies to take part in China International Import Expo 2018. Additional information on the conditions will be provided.