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5–10 November 2018
National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai

Hosts: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government
Organisers: China International Import Expo Bureau, National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the China International Import Expo (CIIE). This international fair will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November 2018.

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018. It is a significant move for the Chinese Government to hold CIIE to firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world.

The CIIE is hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and supported by the World Trade Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The Fair is organised by the China International Import Expo Bureau and the China National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

China is the second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer and consumer in the world. China has entered a new development stage at which consumption keeps increasing, indicating an enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valuing more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars, which provides a historic opportunity for enterprises across the world to enter the large Chinese market.

The following sectors will be represented in the Fair:

    • High-end intelligent equipment
    • consumer electronics & appliances
    • apparel, accessories & consumer goods
    • automobile
    • food & agricultural products
    • medical equipment & medical care products
    • trade in services (tourism, education, emerging technologies, culture, creative design and service outsourcing)

More information and booking details: can be found at the official website of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) at www.neccsh.com.

European companies interested to participated are kindly invited to send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On 16 March, an information session on this important Expo will be organised in Brussels by the Chinese Embassy in Belgium in close cooperation with the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce.