(Yicai) Nov. 10 -- Chinese companies attending the Cultural Exchange Exhibition Area of the sixth China International Import Expo have secured many orders from foreign customers at the event.
A Thai client ordered 500 bottles of wine on Nov. 8, said Zhang Zhenxu, a wine merchant at the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region’s featured products exhibition area of the CIIE. Zhang attended the CIIE for the first time this year. He was very impressed about receiving many orders from Thai and South African customers.
Zaokang Wolfberry relies on distributors from the Netherlands, United States, and Canada, but through the CIIE, the firm hopes to let more foreign customers in different countries know about wolfberries, or goji berries, thus increasing its sales volume, said Xu Wenqiao, a staffer at the company.
Wolfberries are another representative product of Ningxia, together with wine.
Bunny- and owl-like crafts made of sedge species Carex meyeriana from Jilin province attracted widespread attention at the CIIE. These products are mainly sold to North America and Western Europe as gifts for traditional holidays, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Halloween, said Yan Li, head of Qin-Hang Arts and Crafts Manufacture.
Qin-Hang Arts and Crafts outsources the production process to peasants, who craft the products at home, and then recycles, packs, and exports them. The company’s annual output value is about CNY30 million (USD4.1 million).
Moreover, silk textiles from Jiangsu province, bamboo crafts from Anji province and Zhejiang province, and peach wood carvings from Shandong province also attracted many Chinese and foreign visitors at the CIIE.
Editor: Futura Costaglione