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METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Shanghai, China

November 7, 2018

From November 4 (Sun.) to 6 (Tue.), 2018, Mr. Yoshihiko Isozaki, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited Shanghai, China, to attend the First China International Import Expo (CIIE).

1. First CIIE

The CIIE is a large-scale exhibition and matchmaking meetings held by the Government of China, aiming to expand imports and promote trade liberalization. At the exhibition, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) served as the general liaison counter for Japan, and over 450 Japanese companies and associations presented displays, the largest number of participating companies in all participating countries.

Date:
From November 5 (Mon.) to 10 (Sat.), 2018
Venue:
National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai
Scale of the venue:
300,000 square meters (National Trade and Investment General Exhibition and Enterprise Commerce Exhibition)
Hosts:
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government
Organizers:
China International Import Expo Bureau, and National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Partners:
World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Exhibitors:
Companies, associations and other entities with corporate status outside China from 172 countries and regions
Visitors:
Domestic and overseas buyers (400,000 people), general visitors, governmental stakeholders and others

2. Program

[November 4 (Sun.) and 5 (Mon.), 2018]

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Moreover, Japan requested that China terminate or relax regulations over imports of Japanese foods as early as possible and encouraged China to promote tourism by Chinese people to Japan, including the Hokkaido region.

[November 6 (Tue.)]

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Division in Charge

Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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