NINGBO — The China-Central and Eastern European Countries Expo opened on June 8 in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang province.
Themed “deepening opening-up and cooperation for mutual benefit,” the expo has attracted over 6,700 buyers from more than 40 Fortune 500 firms and other leading international enterprises in 22 countries and regions.
More than 700 government officials and businessmen from the Central and Eastern European countries attended the expo, said Fang Liqun, deputy head of the provincial department of commerce.
The expo, scheduled to close on June 12, includes over 20 events such as the image exhibition of Eastern European countries and the European commodity exhibition.
According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, the total trade volume between China and Central and Eastern European countries reached $28.55 billion in the first four months in 2019, up 7.9 percent year-on-year.