KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — The China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter Trade Fair 2019 (Winter Fair) recently held in Hainan, offered business opportunities and new cooperation.
According to a statement, the five-day fair, beginning Dec 12, attracted 5,300 merchants from 32 countries and regions with over 570,000 visitors.
The Winter Fair saw RMB 77.45 billion in value of orders for agricultural products on the site and from cities and counties, RMB 180 million sales volume on the site, and RMB 2.2 billion in transaction volume of orders from countries along the Belt and Road. (RMB 100 = RM59.09)
According to the Organizing Committee of the Winter Fair, the fair boasted three highlights.
First, through market operation, it has built a specialised platform for buying and selling and established the first official website in both Chinese and English (www.hntatf.com).
Second, the fair targeted at international markets helped promote agricultural cooperation with foreign countries and third, a poverty alleviation pavilion for agricultural industry was built.
In the future, Hainan will give full play to the role of the Winter Fair, enhancing market operation, improving participation, thus to build an important platform at Hainan free trade port for winter agricultural products exhibition and sales, as well as for international agricultural exchanges and cooperation.