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Trade Volume of 16th CATF Reaches 33.7 billion RMB

DATE:2018-11-08       SOURCE:MARA


On November 5, the 16th China International Agricultural Trade Fair (CATF) and the 20th Central China (Hunan) Agriculture Expo were concluded at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center. Trade volume of the trade fair and the expo is 33.7 billion yuan RMB and 26.6 billion yuan RMB respectively.  Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, was announced as the host city of the 17th CATF.


According to the statistics, the trade fair and expo welcomed over 50,000 person-times purchasers and professional visitors including 40 key global purchasers and the number of exhibition visitors beyond 400,000 person-times. In addition, 299 Gold Awards for CATF Products, seven Yuan Longping Special Awards and 53 Gold Awards for Products of the Central China (Hunan) Agriculture Expo were unveiled during the trade fair and the expo.


It is reported that, under the theme of “High-quality Agriculture, Brand-oriented Agriculture, Green Development and Rural Vitalization”, the 16th CATF is a distinctive trade fair with unprecedented scale, outstanding and comprehensive benefits and profound international impact. As the gust countries of CATF 2018, Uganda and Thailand respectively hosted exotic and popular national theme day activities and promotion conferences. There were also more than 200 enterprises from 20 countries and regions such as India, Malaysia and France participating in the trade fair. At the same time, there were three guest provinces including Sichuan, Henan and Zhejiang and over 20 provinces such as Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Guangdong, Anhui and Shaanxi, selected their own guest counties to highlight characteristics of regional agriculture. The design of three-level guests of honor is efficient to mobilize the participants, and the results of trade and economic cooperation far exceeded the expectation. As a result, the fair’s economic, cultural and social benefits were maximized.


During the 16th CATF and the 20th Central China (Hunan) Agriculture Expo, 13 major events were held, such as the China Rural Vitalization Strategy Summit Forum, the Ministerial Forum on Global South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, the Promotion Activity of National Agricultural Product Brands, Risks Management and Agricultural Brands Forum and the 4th National Promotion Conference of Geographical Indication of Agricultural Products. Experts, scholars, leading figures from all sectors and famous entrepreneurs gathered together to pool wisdom in areas of rural vitalization, targeted poverty alleviation, brand building as well as agricultural innovation and put forward suggestions for agricultural development in China. At the same time, the exhibitors also organized 27 activities.

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