A wealth of opportunities: China's import expo to create new demand for world2019-10-16
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 is expected to create new demand for enterprises worldwide amid the current uncertainties and challenges in the world, and give the slow-recovering world economy an extra boost, a senior executive of a German global service provider said.
"The current world economic situation seems to be more uncertain than five years ago, and the well-established multilateral mechanism is under pressure," said Hartmut Mueller-Gerbes, senior vice president for communications of TUV Rheinland, a leading testing and certification service provider based in Cologne, Germany.
Imported goods will become more popular in everyday life of the Chinese, and foreign merchants will share the benefits brought by the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese market, he told Xinhua in a recent interview.
"We see that China still has huge room for import growth in many fields," he said. "Through CIIE, China shares a wealth of opportunities with companies worldwide."
The second CIIE, slated to take place in early November in China's eastern city of Shanghai, has attracted more than 3,000 companies from over 150 countries and regions to sign up, which surpassed the numbers of the first expo in November last year.
Mueller-Gerbes said his company had witnessed robust interaction with government delegations and representatives from various Chinese companies at the first CIIE.
"TUV Rheinland is resolutely aligned with the Chinese government's resolve for an open, fair, and transparent international business climate," he said.
TUV Rheinland, which entered the Chinese market in 1989, is one of the first companies that confirmed their attendance in the second CIIE even before last year's expo closed.
At the upcoming expo, it expects to bolster communication and engagement with stakeholders and industry players, support large state-owned enterprise groups to promote international trade, as well as to showcase its own competitive edge, said Mueller-Gerbes.
New services in nuclear safety solution, smart healthcare, and cybersecurity will be launched at this year's CIIE, he revealed.
"Growing alongside the dynamic China market -- pacing its growth with the China's industrial developments -- is crucial for TUV Rheinland's continued success in this region," he said.
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