The first batch of goods sold via cross-border e-commerce was transported to Nansha through the Lotus Flower Bridge border post in Macau, signaling the opening of the logistics channel between Macau and Nansha in the Guangzhou district, according to the Department of Economic Affairs (DSE).
The DSE noted in its statement that Macau products and products from the Portuguese-speaking countries sold through Macau companies can be placed with consumers across the country through this channel, creating favourable conditions for micro, small and medium enterprises to get involved in cross-border e-commerce.
“The newly opened logistics channel also helps enhance Macau’s role as a service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries and has a significant role in promoting the appropriate diversification of Macau’s economy,” the DSE said.
The first batch of 1,000 orders worth 40,000 patacas consisted of pastries and souvenirs from Macau, including egg rolls, almond cookies, biscuits and peanut candies.
At the Macau Dynamic Week held recently in Chunzhou, Fujian province, there were over 10 exhibitors who tried to promote and sell products to Chinese consumers through cross-border e-commerce, involving more than 160 types of products.
Among these exhibitors, there were micro, small and medium companies in the souvenir sector that received more than 100 orders and the products were sent to customers in this first batch of goods sold through cross-border e-commerce.
Following the exhibition, the Sino-Portuguese E-Commerce Chamber and the Macau Pastry Specialty Association signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement on Cross-Border Electronic Commerce, under which cooperation will be strengthened to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises sell souvenir products to China through this new logistics channel. (macauhub)