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Ningbo and Sanya to build the “Home of CEEC”

"This is our exhibition booth on the CCTV1 program." Zhong Kai, in charge of the "Ningbo Home of CEEC" located at Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, said excitedly upon receiving the picture from a colleague on the exhibition site at 4:30 pm on the afternoon of May 7.

He referred to the report of the first China International Consumer Goods Expo by the CCTV1, and the picture showed the "Ningbo Home of CEEC" at the No.4 exhibition hall on the screen.

At this time, the exhibition site in Haikou greeted a number of visitors. Guo Xiao, head of “Ningbo Home of CEEC”, was very busy at the site. "On the morning, we just signed a framework agreement with Sanya Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park Co., Ltd. on co-

building the 'Home of CEEC' in Sanya. It is expected to achieve a total import volume of US $20 million within five years.” Guo Xiao said, "Of course, it's just the initial objective. If possible, it may be finished within two years."

As an important part of the theme contracted procurement projects in Zhejiang Province, the "Home of CEEC" project jointly built in Sanya is regarded as the product of the combination of Ningbo's advantages in the CEEC platform building, and the policy advantages of Hainan Free Trade Port and the first consumer goods expo.

The Sanya Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park Co., Ltd., which signed the contract with Ningbo, was officially established in June 2020. According to the 39 specific policies in 11 aspects, including free and convenient trade, free and convenient investment, and free and convenient cross-border capital flow, in the overall plan for the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, Sanya cross-border e-commerce Industrial Park will give full play to its policy advantages. With the focus on the development of air cargo system, by fully integrating the resource advantages of Sanya's tourism and cultural industry and modern tropical agricultural industry, the industrial park will rapidly expand Sanya's cross-border e-commerce industry and help build an international tourism consumption center.

"We have an Imported Commodities Exhibition Center, with an area of 12,000 square meters, in Sanya. In the first stage, we will focus on high-quality food, seafood and daily necessities from the Central and Eastern Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia and other places." said Wang Dongqing, Chairman of Sanya Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park Co., Ltd. The "Sanya Home of CEEC" will make good use of Ningbo's product channels in the Central and Eastern European countries to import directly to Hainan by sea. With the help of Hainan's tax policy advantages, the home will carry out comprehensive promotion.

According to Guo Xiao, for the next step, the wine products are expected to account for 50% to 60% of the imports from CEEC, and other characteristic consumer goods include biscuits, coffee and mineral water. "Because the partners are licensed and duty-free, the price of wine imported from Central and Eastern Europe will be about 45% lower than that of other places, while the price of mineral water will be 17% lower, which is very competitive."

Currently, in addition to the headquarters in Ningbo, five "Home of CEEC" centers have been established in Hangzhou, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Xishuangbanna and Sanya respectively. It is expected that 60 such "Homes of CEEC" will be open by the end of this year all over the country

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