On July 28th, the 2021 RCEP Members International Trade Digital Expo (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) opened in Beijing.
Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), said in his remarks at the opening ceremony that the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal highlights that openness and cooperation remain the trend of history and mutual benefit is desired by people of all participating countries. The implementation of RCEP will surely promote the wider opening up of China, and increase the cooperation between China and other RCEP member states in trade and investment. As an important bridge between domestic and foreign business communities in terms of commercial exchanges, the CCPIT will vigorously promote and implement free trade agreements, injecting new impetus to economic recovery and growth in the region and the world at large.
With over 2,000 exhibitors, the Expo will last 10 days and attract more than 20,000 buyers from RCEP member states to visit online. Several industry matchmaking events will also be held during the Expo.