Portugal signed two cooperation agreements in Shanghai with local logistics and transport authorities to “improve access” of Portuguese products to that municipality of China, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.
“The aim is to make life easier for our exporters to China, particularly in the agri-food sector,” said the manager of AICEP (Portuguese Agency for Investment Promotion of Investment and Foreign Trade), Pedro Ortigão Correia, who signed the agreements.
Shanghai, a municipal area with around 25 million inhabitants, is considered the “economic capital of China” and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country.
The two agreements were signed by AICEP, the Maritime Transport Logistics Centre of the Port of Shanghai and the Shanghai International Maritime Transport Association.
From 2015, as part of a partnership involving Sonae and Portugal Foods, a “Portugal Store” will be set up in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to showcase Portuguese products on a permanent basis, Ortigão Correia said.
Wines, olive oils, preserves, biscuits, juices, chocolates, coffee and water are some of the Portuguese food products already on sale in China, and there are over 30 Portuguese companies approved to export dairy products to the country. (macauhub/EN/CN)