The 2018 Guatemala-PRC Trade Exposition kicked off in Guatemala City on September 6.
The four-day exposition covered an exhibition area of more than 3,000 square meters and invited 26 enterprises from 11 provinces of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Zhejiang, etc. The display at the exposition included automobiles, electric appliances, smart electronic products, lighting equipment, agribusiness equipment, building materials, security and defense equipment, and products for daily use. China’s renowned enterprises, such as Chang’an Auto, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, etc participated in the exposition. In addition, small-and-medium-sized emerging enterprises were also displaying their products. China’s long and brilliant history, spectacular beauty and scenery, unique customs and social and economic development were also on display at the exposition through multimedia, pictures and models.
Zhang Wei, Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the host of the exposition, said it is the right time for China and Guatemala to enhance cooperation in the process of economic globalization and regional economic integration, despite the remoteness between the two countries. As the continuous growth and opening up of Chinese economy, Chinese government encourages Chinese enterprises to conduct import-export trade and investment overseas, which will bring huge business opportunities for the world, including Guatemala.
More than 200 participants from major business community, trade agencies, media outlets, and enterprises of Guatemala, as well as diplomatic missions in Guatemala participated in the opening ceremony of the exposition.
The 2018 Guatemala-PRC Trade Exposition is the fifth of its kind held by CCPIT in Guatemala since the previous four in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014 respectively. After more than a decade of joint efforts, the exposition is a brand and flagship trade event between China and Guatemala and it has become an important trade exchange platform for China and Central American countries.