Press Conference Release of the Opening of the 114th Session of China Import and Export Fair

Dear friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen,
Good morning! Welcome to the press conference for the opening of the 114th session of China Import and Export Fair.
After preparing for half a year, we are ready for the 114th session of the Canton Fair, which will open tomorrow. At present, the world economy is slowly recovering, but the slow growth situation is hard to be improved in a short term and the risk of economic downturn still exists. China is in the key period of transformation and upgrading. Currently, the economy performs well and is improving steadily. Policies and measures to stabilize foreign trade growth, and restructure the economy have been issued to boost the confidence of enterprises to expand their import and export business, and now there have been some progress. According to the customs statistics, the volume of import and export totals 19.07 trillion RMB (or 3.06 trillion US dollars) in the first three quarters this year, increased by 7.7% year on year after deducting the factor of exchange rate. While the growth rate of foreign trade is steady at a low level, the quality and efficiency of foreign trade have been improved. And there has been a positive process in the transformation of trade modes and economic restructuring.
As a crucial platform of China’s foreign trade, the 114th Canton Fair continues to adopt the policy “keep the momentum and make progress, forge ahead and spur innovation”. On the one hand, “economic restructuring” is promoted through improving the exhibition quality and standard of exhibition organization as well as information communication and trade facilitation; on the other hand, by strengthening promotion and invitation and stabilizing the external demand, “steady growth” is motivated. Besides, we provide great negotiation environment for exhibitors and buyers with improved services and security.
Now, on behalf of the Canton Fair Leading Committee, I will brief you on the preparation of the 114th session of the Canton Fair.