British Trade Envoy to China: CIIE establishes cooperation links for British SMEs
During the third CIIE,The British Consulate General in Shanghai held a press conference at the CIIE Press Center,Introduce the participation of the UK this time and the expectations of China-UK economic and trade cooperation.
This year’s CIIE,The UK booth focused on “food” and “wine”,Bring products from more than 100 companies across the UK.British trade envoy to China Wu Qiaowen said,In the past five years,The export volume of British catering products to China increased by 200%.It is expected that the annual growth rate of 25% will be maintained in the future.Among the exhibitors who came to the CIIE this time,Many are small and medium enterprises in the UK,For the first time through the China International Import Expo, it has established a cooperative bond with the Chinese market.
British Trade Envoy to China Wu Qiaowen: For many British companies,There are two major challenges in 2020,One is the huge impact brought by the epidemic,The other is that the UK will officially “Brexit” at the end of the year.This means that we need to seek more international markets outside the EU.So this year’s CIIE is very important to us.Especially for our SMEs.
Wu Qiaowen pointed out,China is Britain’s third largest trading partner,Last year the trade volume between the two countries exceeded ￡100 billion for the first time.And the cooperation between China and Britain,Not just trade,It also includes working together to promote the sustainable recovery of the global economy in the “post-epidemic era.”
British Trade Envoy to China Wu Qiaowen: Green economy recovers, low-carbon clean world,This is also a key area where Britain and China can cooperate.We are full of confidence in cooperation in this area.