Standard Bank will
host over 90 clients from six African countries at its networking activities, in
partnership with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), at the
upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) from
5-10 November in Shanghai.
The CIIE, now in
its second year, is the world’s most dominant import trade show and provides
opportunities for global exporters to expand their business to China and
develop beneficial trade relations with Chinese importers. Three thousand enterprises
representing 150 countries are confirmed to participate in the expo, and more than
1 million visitors are expected to visit over its duration.
As the global
market becomes increasingly complex with trade protectionism threatening the free trade system, China is
seeking to widen market access to the rest of the world to realise the
potential of its economy and support the multilateral trade system.
In recognition of
China’s intent to open its economy to imports of goods and services from other
countries, Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender and operator of the
Africa-China trade corridor, is exposing export-ready clients to trade
opportunities at the CIIE this year.
This is the second
time in which Standard Bank has hosted a large delegation at the CIIE, and the
2019 delegation includes clients from South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria,
Mozambique, Angola and Ghana spanning a range of sectors …read more