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Ningbo to set up National Pickled Food Quality Supervision and Inspection Center

People in Ningbo can trustingly eat traditional pickled food such as pickled mustard root, smelly wax gourd, brined vegetables,brined fish, brined mud snails, etc. Recently informed by Ningbo Quality Supervision and Inspection Administration, the preparation work and construction scheme of National Pickled Food Quality Supervision and Inspection Center have passed experts’ evaluations and it will be set up in Ningbo.

This center will become the only authoritative institution specialized in pickled food. Its works mainly include the following: exploring inspection skills, doing standardization researches, inspection and technical consulting services. The center will be equipped with advanced inspection equipment having high quality and safety and being able to examine illegal additives and true property. The examination range covers all pickled food such as vegetable products, fruit products, egg products, meat products, bean products, aquatic products, etc.

Zhejiang Province has long been the main producing area of pickled foods. The pickled food industry in Zhejiang Province is developing rapidly in recent years, covering over 80% of market share with Sichuan Province. Ningbo is Zhejiang’s main pickled food production center gathering 127 pickled food enterprises accounting for a third of those in Zhejiang

The 7th Ningbo Innovation Contest Closed

The 7th Ningbo Innovation Contest was closed on November 11. This contest gave out more than 210 awards with premium totaling 669,000 yuan, both of which reached recorded high. Yu Hongyi, a member of municipal standing committee and also vice mayor, presented the awards to the winners.
It is learned that the contest was co-sponsored by Ningbo Sci-tech Bureau and Hi-tech Zone Administration Committee, taking the theme of “Invention creating value and innovation stimulating vitality”. Compared to previous contests, it has more varieties and higher level, especially new materials and energy saving and environmental protection inventions.
This contest has collected 1295 items with an increase of 28.4%, among which there are 768 innovation awards and 509 design awards, up 17.5% and 49.7% respectively. After several rounds of appraisal and election, 116 won innovation awards and 76 design awards.
Besides, the contest this year had three new activities: the first 10 invention stars in Ningbo, the contest logo competition and collecting of slogans for the Contest. Nie Tongyuan as well as other nine people gained the title of Ningbo top 10 invention stars and other eight items gained the awards for contest logo design and public signs

Marine Economiy Fair to open in Ningbo

According to the news conference by the organization committee of the Marine Economic Fair, the first China Marine Economy and Investment Fair is to open tomorrow in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center.

The theme of the fair is “scientific use of land and promote the industrial upgrading and transformation”. By such means as exhibitions, project signing, project promotion, invitation of human resources and forums, the fair aims to be a comprehensive platform for the cooperation, exchanges and investment of the marine economy so as to promote the development of the marine economy and the construction of the demo area of marine economy of Zhejiang. The fair is hosted by Zhejiang Provincial Government and the State Oceanic Administration guided by the National Development and Reform Commission, and organized by Ningbo Municipal Government, Zhejiang Development and Reform Commission, Zhejiang Provincial Oceanic and Fishery Department, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Commerce and the Office of Marine Economy of Zhejiang Province.

The principal part of the fair is the exhibitions. The venue for the exhibitions is the three exhibition halls in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center, totaling 20,000 square meters. There are four areas: the state area, the area for the pilot provinces, the area for Zhejiang, and the area for enterprises engaged in marine economy.

Agreement signing is another important part of the fair. Over 100 important projects of marine economy will be signed, including the auction of the deserted islands in Xiangshan and the projects of cooperation of mountain economy and marine economy proposed by Quzhou and Lishui. On the fair, Ningbo will propose some projects of staple commodities trade platforms.

It is reported that some enterprises, higher education institutions and research institutes will hold job fairs for personnel for marine economy. Over 30 experts and scholars including several academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Academy of Engineering will attend the forum of marine economy.

Ningbo Bulk Commodity Exchange Opens

On November 11, the Ningbo Bulk Commodity Exchange formally opened at Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center. Zhao Hongzhu declared the opening of the exchange and Wang Huizhong knocked gongs for the opening of the cathode copper trading, the first item of the exchange.

Xia Baolong, Chen Min’er, Pang Xiusheng, Wang Qinhua, Liu Qi and others also attended the opening ceremony.

Building a bulk commodity exchange platform is an important measure to carry out the national marine economy strategy, build the core demonstration zone of marine economy and forge the “trinity” of port, shipping and logistic service system. It is also an important move to deeply implement the “Six Speed-Ups” strategy and promote economic restructuring.

It is learned that Ningbo Bulk Commodity Exchange is an exchange for bulk commodity spot transaction and risk management tools for companies. It is operated mainly through internet, e-business and modern financial technology to connect the two markets at home and abroad and build the multi-spot settlement trading exchange platform.

The exchange mainly uses two transaction modes: spot deferred transaction and spot matching transaction. It aims to realize six functions: trading, financing, warehousing and logistics, information services, investment and hedging, providing public and transparent platform for production, trading and consumption companies to raise funds, save cost, increase trading chances and speed up capital turnover.

The exchange has been planned since last year. It has fully learned the successful experience in bulk commodity exchange both at home and abroad through market research and chosen cathode coppers as its first exchange item. Meanwhile it has signed cooperation contracts with several financial institutions, commodity inspection institutions and warehousing and logistics companies, having basically formed a network of trading, financing and logistics serving. Now the exchange has recruited 50 founding traders and nearly 200 companies have intentions to join.
In coming five years, the Ningbo Bulk Commodity Exchange will mainly be characterized in the following five areas: energy, metals, petroleum chemicals, mineral products and agricultural and forestry products and become a multi-functional, convenient and popular exchange, making it an important comprehensive commodities trading and pricing center in East China and other parts of China

Zhejiang Station of SS-GATE opened in Ningbo

On November 8, Zhejiang Station of South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) opened Jiangdong Hi-tech Park in Ningbo. This is an important event in the 11th Jiangdong District Technological Talent Week and the 5th China Patent Rights Week.

South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange was established in 2008, by the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Commerce of China and Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange (SUAEE). It aims to help enterprises to go out by means of technological transfer and to undertake development-oriented poverty relief in underdeveloped areas.

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