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Ningbo enterprises attend Food Expo Greece

The three-day Food Expo Greece was rounded off in Athens on the afternoon of March 20. The four enterprises from Ningbo attended the expo and snatched a total import order volume of US$150 million, with such products as olive oil, red wine, seafood and health products, leading to new achievements of Ningbo's import from central and eastern European countries. 

Since its start in 2006, the Food Expo Greece has developed into the largest specialized food and beverage exhibition in Southeast Europe, serving as an important platform for businesses to explore the European market. This year's session of the expo has an exhibition area of 45,000 square meters, attracting over 1000 exhibitors.

"This time, we organized enterprises to participate in the expo to prepare in advance for the coming China-CEEC Expo." said Wang Jianming, Deputy General Manager of Ningbo Import Center. This year, in joint efforts with the Import Commodity Market of Ningbo Bonded Area, the center organized a total of 20 import traders to form a Ningbo procurement group to participate in the expo in Athens. In-depth communication with the organizing committee of the food expo was conducted half a month before leaving, helping enterprises to identify suitable suppliers in advance, which has greatly improved the efficiency of enterprises' negotiation abroad. Four enterprises reached cooperation intentions and signed letters of intent at the exhibition site, with a contract volume of US$150 million. Two enterprises, Ningbo Central and Eastern Europe Purchasing Alliance and Ningbo Union Changyun, both signed large orders of US$50 million.

So far, the preparation work is smoothly under way for the third China-CEEC Trade: 15 EU geographical indication products confirmed to participate in the expo; 29 official institutions and business associations in Central and Eastern Europe will jointly organize economic and trade activities with Ningbo; the import orders with a volume of two billion yuan have been scheduled, and it is hoped that the import orders with the volume of 10 billion yuan will be scheduled by the end of April

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