China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have agreed to further cooperation and advocate multilateral trade system.
The two trade promotion agencies reached the consensus as CCPIT Chairperson Gao Yan met with ICC Secretary-General John W.H. Denton in Shanghai on November 6 as the latter came to China for the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum, a sideline event of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) scheduled from November 5 to 10.
Gao Yan conveyed her gratitude for Mr. Denton’s participation in the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum and for ICC’s endorsement of an open world economy. Gao said, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced China’s new measures to expand opening-up and reiterated the commitment to jointly build an innovative and inclusive open world economy. Xi proposed all countries shall actively promote opening-up and cooperation to achieve common development.
“As an important economic organization, ICC and CCPIT, CCOIC have been committed to promoting economic and trade exchange and cooperation in the global business community. The voice and action of the business community are quite essential for the well development of global economic governance system amid the deep changes of the world economic situation. We hope both sides can continue to further cooperation to jointly build up fair, reasonable and transparent international economic and trade system, and to promote an open and intermingled global economy. CCPIT, CCOIC is willing to further exchanges and match-making with ICC to create more cooperation platforms for enterprises at home and abroad,” added Gao.
Denton said, ICC endorsed China’s action to expand opening-up and support global free trade. ICC expected all countries can jointly support multilateral trade system, tackle the current challenges and jointly promote the development of an open economy.