Intl commodities on show as East China Fair kicks off
The 29th East China Fair kicks off in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong New Area, on March 1. [Photo/IC]
The 29th East China Fair (ECF) opened in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, East China, on March 1, attracting over 4,000 companies from home and abroad to showcase quality products and explore business opportunities.
Running until March 4, the grand exhibition covers an exhibition area of 126,500 square meters and includes 5,868 stands under five categories including household goods, garment and apparel, textile fabrics, decorative gifts, and modern lifestyles.
A total of 452 overseas companies from over 10 countries and regions across the world including Japan, South Korea, and the United States are taking part in the four-day event.
Customs figures show China achieved a trade volume of $1.3 trillion with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 16.3 percent.
The annual fair, established in 1991, is jointly held by nine provinces and cities in East China. It is the largest regional trade fair organized in China which features traders from across the world and also has the highest turnover.