Government and Chinese businessmen from Zhongshan want more business with Brazil

23 July 2015

A delegation of government officials and businessmen from Zhongshan city, in the Guangdong province of China, is visiting São Paulo, Brazil, to study business opportunities, according to information from the Commercial Association of São Paulo (ACSP).

The vice president of the Zhongshan municipality, Yang Wenlong said during a meeting with Roberto Ticoulat, the ACSP vice president and president of the Brazilian Council for Import and Export Companies (Ceciex), that the Chinese city intends to do business in Brazil and he recalled that the GDP of Zhongshan was US$45 billion in 2014.

Liu Yuhang, who is part of the 30-strong delegation, said Zhongshan wanted its entrepreneurs use Brazil as a gateway to Latin America and for Brazilians to use Zhongshan to do business in China.

Ticoulat recalled that the ACSP has an office in Macau to support business with China.

In 2014 trade between Zhongshan and Brazil reached US$430 million. The traditional industries of Zhongshan include electronic products, lighting, tools, furniture and textiles. Zhongshan’s total exports reached US$28 billion and imports were US$9 billion. (macauhub/CN/BR)