Macau: Ipim organises Macau business mission to Brazil and Mozambique

25 July 2008

Macau, China, 25 July – The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) is organising a Macau business delegation to travel to Brazil and Mozambique between 23 August and 4 September.

According to IPIM, this mission aims to explore the markets of the Portuguese-speaking countries, making sue of Macau’s role as a services platform for economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries and boost economic and business relations between these countries.

The visit by the Macau mission to Sao Paulo also aims to develop bilateral contacts in the areas of food products, construction, services, franchising, import and export.

In Maputo, the delegation will visit Facim (Maputo International Fair), take part in contact meeting and visit official bodies and associations.

Recently a mission from the Macau Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries visited Brazil to promote bilateral cooperation.

In Sao Paulo the Macau delegation took part in the 17th edition of ABF-Franchising Expo, where it held a session to present the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries and the 12th International China Trade and Investment Fair, which will take place in Xiamen in September.

The Sao Paulo Trade Association (ACSP) said in June it planned to open a representative Office in Macau to support small and medium-sized Brazilian companies that want to work in the People’s Republic of China, which will be located in the Macau Business Support Centre of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.

Macau is a fundamental factor for carrying out Brazil’s objectives of increasing exports to China, the Brazilian secretary for foreign trade, Welber Barral said on a recent visit to Macau.

“The cultural proximity between Brazil and Macau and the logistic possibility of the territory as a services city is being publicised in Brazil in order that it be used as a gateway for Brazilian companies into the Chinese market,” said Barral, who was in Macau heading up a mission from the Brazilian government.

The People’s Republic of China decided to create in 2003, and based in Macau, the Forum for Economic and Commercial Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking world, with the aim of promoting trade relations with Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor. (macauhub)

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