Why Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is the second largest export market for California Food & Agriculture, totaling over $3.5 billion. Because Hong Kong is one of the leading trading hubs in Asia, the Hong Kong Food Expo attracts buyers from all over Asia and South-East Asia, the fastest growing and largest regional market for California consumer goods and food products. In addition, Hong Kong’s sophisticated transportation infrastructure system provides perfect opportunity for U.S. businesses to connect with other Asian markets.
- Chile is stable, prosperous and consistently ranks high on international indices relating to economic freedom, transparency and competitiveness.
- Macroeconomic stability and growing integration with international capital markets has earned Chile an A+ credit rating, the highest in Latin America.
- Under the United States – Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA), 100 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial goods exports to the region are no longer subject to tariffs.
- U.S. brands are the top sellers for heavy vehicles. Best prospects include but are not limited to: engine kits, differential gears, clutches, rings, accessories, lights, pneumatic suspension systems, batteries, filters, oil, joints, rods and fifth wheels.
- In the market for light vehicles, the best prospects include but are not limited to: engine components, clutches, mufflers, tires, catalytic converters, lights, gearboxes, air filters, brake components and windshields.
First held in 1926, TIF enjoys significant international appeal. It is held annually in September in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and an important administrative, cultural, and business hub of SE Europe. TIF attracts a large number of exhibitors, visitors, professionals and business representatives from across Greece and the neighboring countries.
The theme of the U.S. presence at the Show in 2018 will be “Harnessing Innovation”, intending to showcase American leadership in driving ingenuity and creativity in a variety of business sectors. Since the USA will be the honored country, the participating American companies will attract the interest of the public, government officials, as well as officials from neighboring countries. The Prime Minister of Greece will attend the opening and inaugurate the American Pavilion along with a high-level delegation from the U.S. Government.
Trade between the U.S. and Taiwan is highly complementary. Taiwan is the U.S.’s 11th largest trade partner while the U.S. is Taiwan’s 2nd largest. With the aim of augmenting Taiwan-US bilateral business cooperation, both the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and TAITRA are co-hosting “US Business Day” in Taipei, for the 7th consecutive year. The one-on-one business meetings facilitated by TAITRA will serve to help US businesses tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain, and vice versa. The event will reimburse qualified buyers for travel expenses incurred during their visit.
In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.
It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.
The Chinese government sincerely welcomes government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. We would like to work with all countries, regions and international organizations to make CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade.
China to Focus on Imports with International Expo in November
CalChamber, January 26, 2018