State-owned and private companies from Angola, as well as official entities, will attend the China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a member of the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIA).
Jose Alentejo, director of support to the private sector of the CCIA, said that in addition to at least 36 public and private companies representatives of the Ministries of Commerce, Economy and Planning, Fisheries and the Sea, Private Investment Agency and Promotion of Exports (Aipex) and the Institute of Tourism Development of Angola (Infotur) will also attend the Expo.
The official told state newspaper Jornal de Angola that the Angolan representation “will show the new potential of the country, so that they can be included in the export group in a short time, with the evolution of the Support Programme for Production, Diversification of Exports and Substitution of Imports (Prodesi) and, with that, to achieve new partnerships.”
Trade between Angola and China reached US$15.82 billion from January to July, a year-on-year increase of 18.28%, according to official Chinese figures released by Forum Macau.
The China International Import Expo, the first ever held in the country focused exclusively on imports, takes place from 5 to 10 November in Shanghai. (macauhub)