| Achong Tanjong |
BRUNEI products will get a spotlight at the 11th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) to be held on September 16-19 in Nanning, China.
The 11th CAEXPO will present an important platform for China and Brunei to enhance friendly exchanges and cooperation.
To facilitate the participation of the Asean business professionals in the 11th CAEXPO, temporary direct chartered fights between the major cities of the 10 Asean member countries and Nanning will be opened. Participants from Brunei including government officials as well as local media representatives will leave Brunei on September 13 for Nanning.
According to Secretariat of China–Asean Expo, the Agricultural Exhibition will arrange 600 in-door standard booths and an outdoor exhibition area of 2,000 m2.
The China-Asean Fishery & Animal Husbandry Show will make its debut this year. The show will showcase aquatic/marine products, livestock breeding and related products and technologies.
The China-Asean High-Quality Fruits Promotion will be arranged to upgrade the matching of the fruit industry of the two sides.
According to a press release, Asean Coffee Section will be arranged as usual. Asean countries are major fine coffee producers that are widely recognised in the world. Blessed with favourable natural conditions, Asean countries are home to many coffee brands that boast high yield, good quality and special taste.
With the establishment of China-Asean FTA, Asean countries have soaring demands for made-in-China agricultural machinery, which is more competitive compared to the European and American brands.
The Agricultural Machinery Show will showcase the Chinese farming/breeding equipment and agricultural products and food processing equipment that cater to the Asean markets.
Targeting the theme of the 11th CAEXPO, that is ‘Building the Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century’, the 2nd Brand Refined Silk Show will gather leading Chinese companies and silkworm breeding and processing enterprises and arrange programmes like onsite silk producing demos and silk cocoon show.
To promote the China-Asean cooperation in agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture of China will organise the China-Japan-Korea Strategic Roundtable Meeting on Food Security. Agriculture officials of the countries concerned will be invited to share their insights on multilateral cooperation.