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Quzhou welcomes African specialties, enhancing China-Africa trade ties

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: October 20, 2023 L M S

Quzhou's shopping malls displayed various African products for the first time, such as Tanzanian wood carvings, Ethiopian coffee beans, and Guinean African drums on Oct 18.

This was a positive response to the China International Import Expo, which has been promoting the entry of African products into the Chinese market, said Jiang Jianling, deputy director of the Quzhou commerce bureau.

Quzhou has been focusing on China-Africa trade cooperation and exchanges in recent years. It has held forums and meetings with the China-Africa Bridge Cross-border Trade Service Platform for three years to help Quzhou manufacturing brands expand into Africa. The entry of African products into Quzhou is another step to boost Quzhou-Africa trade relations.

At the Dongfang Supermarket in Qujiang district, there are more than 10 kinds of African goods, including tea, coffee, liqueur, and wine.

Pan Guangzhuo, vice president of Quzhou Dongfang Group, said that setting up an African goods counter in cooperation with the China-Africa Bridge Cross-border Trade Service Platform was a way for local businesses to serve the country's Belt and Road Initiative and help African products make sales in China.

Quzhou plans to introduce more African products through the counter format, opening up a new channel for China-Africa trade cooperation.


An African goods counter at the Dongfang Supermarket in Qujiang district, Quzhou. [Photo/qz123.com]