Share open development opportunities with the world

  ——Written on the eve of the opening of the first China International Consumer Goods Fair, our reporter Feng Qiyu

  Hainan in May is about to usher in another event that attracts worldwide attention-the first China International Consumer Goods Expo will be held in Haikou from May 7th to 10th.

  The Consumer Expo will focus on the construction of Hainan’s "International Tourism Consumption Center" to create a global display and trading platform for international consumer boutiques.

“Consumer Expo is held in Hainan to gather the policy advantages of the free trade port, gather global popularity, and cultivate and form a world-class consumer boutique exposition.” Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan said that the Consumer Expo is to build a new development pattern. The new carrier is a new platform that meets the needs of the people for a better life, and is also a new window for implementing a high-level opening up. "We welcome all countries to take the'free ride' of China's development, share the big market of China, and promote common prosperity in the world." .

  Foreign companies are optimistic about the Chinese market

  "China International Consumer Goods Expo is China's first national-level exhibition with the theme of consumer products, and it is an important measure for China to continue to expand its opening up." Wang Wei, director of the Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council, told reporters that the current global new technological revolution The accelerated development of consumption innovation is being promoted, and the trend of consumption improvement and upgrading has become more prominent.

  From the perspective of the participation structure of the first Consumer Expo, foreign-funded enterprises and foreign-owned brands accounted for the majority.

Shen Danyang, Executive Vice Governor of Hainan Province, recently introduced that the International Exhibition Area of ​​the first Consumer Expo has 60,000 square meters, accounting for 75% of the total exhibition area.

  “The holding of the Consumer Expo demonstrates the Chinese government’s firm determination to promote high-level opening up to the outside world. It also fully demonstrates that foreign-funded enterprises are optimistic about the Chinese market and have full confidence in China’s economic development.” Wang Bingnan said that China, as the world’s most potential consumer market, holds The Consumer Expo is a pragmatic measure for China to accelerate the construction of a new development pattern.

  Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce Research Institute, believes that the Consumer Fair will bring more development opportunities to the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.

The Consumer Fair will expand the popularity and influence of Hainan, and global businesses can also take advantage of the various conveniences brought about by the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port to gather on the consumer fair trading platform.

  “The Consumer Fair will be the key for Irish companies to open the Chinese market.” Liu Yupeng, chairman of the Irish Federation of Industry and Commerce, said in an interview with a reporter from the Economic Daily. He hoped that through the two platforms of the Consumer Fair and the Irish Federation of Industry and Commerce, Irish companies could gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese market and Consumer demand.

  "Four Highs" highlights the highlights of the exhibition

  According to the Organizing Committee of the Consumer Fair, the Consumer Fair focuses on “high, new, high-quality and special” consumer products, which not only provides exhibition and transaction opportunities for consumer products from various countries to enter the Chinese market, but also creates business opportunities for Chinese products to be sold to all parts of the world.

The highlights of the first Consumer Expo were numerous, mainly reflected in the "Four Highs".

  One is the high level of exhibition.

The investment invitation for the Consumer Fair has been basically completed.

The exhibition area is 80,000 square meters, and the proportion of special booths exceeds 90%.

It is expected that the Consumer Fair will become the largest boutique exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region.

  The second is the high enthusiasm for participating in the exhibition.

In terms of exhibition recruitment, there are currently 648 companies from 69 countries and regions participating in the exhibition, with 1,319 exhibiting brands; domestic exhibitors are very active, with 1,263 exhibiting brands.

In terms of investment promotion, it is expected that during the exhibition, there will be more than 20,000 professional buyers from outside Hainan Island, and more than 200,000 visitors of all kinds.

  The third is the high level of exhibits.

From an international perspective, many international brands from Switzerland, France, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom will hold 72 events and release hundreds of new products covering more than 20 categories.

From a domestic perspective, 10 places including Shanghai, Fujian and Guangdong will hold boutique release events.

  Fourth, it is highly effective in benefiting the people.

31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and two separate cities in Xiamen and Dalian will organize local consumer products and time-honored brands to participate in the exhibition.

At the same time, the tax exemption policy for overseas exhibits during the exhibition period has been introduced. Exhibitors who purchase related imported exhibits can enjoy tax exemption.

During the Consumer Expo, visitors outside Hainan Island can go to the duty-free shops in Haikou and Sanya to purchase duty-free goods not exceeding 100,000 yuan.

  New business models and models such as cross-border e-commerce and live streaming will be fully demonstrated at the first consumer expo.

“Online and offline linkage is a major feature of the first Consumer Expo.” Zhu Xiaoliang, Director of the Department of Market Operations and Consumption Promotion of the Ministry of Commerce, said that some well-known domestic e-commerce platforms will participate as professional buyers to help overseas brands better develop China. Market; some international e-commerce platforms will connect with domestic consumer products; some influential anchors will set up live broadcast rooms at the Consumer Expo site to carry out live broadcasts.

  Free trade port seizes opportunities to take advantage of the trend

  "Consumer Expo must have characteristics." Shen Danyang said that Hainan Province will fully promote the distinctive features of a national-level exhibition with consumer products as the theme, and build the Consumer Expo into a landmark project in the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.

  To this end, Hainan’s innovative exhibition concept proposes to work hard on “marketization, internationalization, specialization, and informationization” to ensure that enterprises’ participation in the exhibition will achieve real results, strive to improve the efficiency of the exhibition, and give full play to the spillover effect of the exhibition to contribute to the economy and society. Various developments have brought positive effects.

  “Holding the Consumer Expo is an important starting point for promoting the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, which will help promote the free trade port to accelerate the development of service innovation and create a new highland for opening up." Wang Bingnan said that Hainan Free Trade Port has implemented 59 national entry With policies such as visa exemption, outlying island duty exemption, and import duty exemption list, many world-renowned brands and duty-free operating companies have gathered in the free trade port.

The Consumer Fair will rely on and utilize the unique location and policy advantages of Hainan Free Trade Port, focusing on consumer products, and strive to enhance the influence and attractiveness of the exhibition.

  Not only that, Hainan is also focusing on making full use of the policy advantages of the free trade port and Hainan's unique advantages of facing the world and relying on China's large market to actively promote the construction of Hainan as an international tourist consumption center.

"We plan to build a special project in Haikou, temporarily called the global consumer boutique center project." Shen Danyang revealed that the project will promote global consumer boutiques and create a perennial display order window and fashion release platform for global consumer boutiques. "I hope this project After its completion, it will complement the Consumer Fair and become a consumer fair that will never end."