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China Xinjiang Export Commodities Exhibition in Georgia, 2012 to Further Deepen Trade-Economic Relations between the Two Countries

Published: November 16, 2012 | 2:24 pm
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Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) together with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Georgia, Xinjiang Urumqi Autonomous Regional Commerce Department and Urumqi City People’s Government, will hold China Xinjiang Export Commodities Exhibition in Georgia, 2012 on November 22-23 in Tbilisi.

The exhibition is aimed at actively strengthening the economic and trading contacts between China and Georgia, especially the contacts between Xinjiang Urumqi of China and Tbilisi of Georgia, promoting the communication and cooperation between the two countries and the two places, encouraging the investment and trade conveniences.

“This is the first exhibition in Georgia that organized by Chinese government. In the future, we’ll hold it annually. Bilateral trade between Georgia and China is developing very rapidly. China has become Georgia’s fourth largest trade partner. With this exhibition we’d like to further enhance bilateral trade between the two countries and also get Georgian people informed about Chinese commodities. In the frame of the exhibition face-to-face meetings between the representatives from the two sides will be organized as well,” Lio Bo, Counslellor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Georgia, Economic & Commercial Councellor’s Office, told The COMMERCIAL TIMES. “I believe that through this exhibition, many Chinese companies will get interested in Georgia’s investment opportunities.”

Around 200 enterprises, almost 400 entrepreneurs, and more than 300 presidents and general managers of different enterprises coming from China will participate in the exhibition.

According to the organizers, China’s Xinjiang Export Commodities Exhibition in Georgia2012 is the first grand meeting which roundly demonstrates the strengths of Xinjiang enterprises’ products. The categories of the products are comprehensive; the commodities exhibited touch a high scientific and technological level, and the products have highest quality. The exhibition also can drive the development of the relevant industries in Georgia like real estate, tourism industry, subsidiary agricultural products processing, export and trades, and so on.

“It should be stressed that this exhibition is the largest-scale Chinese event of its kind held in Georgia.  I believe this exhibition, which will be held annually, will become of regional importance and will draw an interest from Armenia and Azerbaijan,” declared Zurab Simonia, Vice President of GCCI. “This exhibition will be a good opportunity for Georgian companies to establish contacts with Chinese counterparts. In addition to deepening trade relations between the two countries, another goal of the event is focusing attention on Georgia’s various investment projects.”

The exhibition categories include: Construction and decoration, ceramic and sanitary ware, electromechanical appliances, arts and crafts, family appliances & lighting, hotel products, exceptional subsidiary agricultural products, apparel, bed necessaries, daily necessities, etc. altogether 23 categories. There are altogether more than 120 kinds of products. The area of the exhibition hall is 4000 square meters.

“Since 2007 Chinese Xinjiang Hualing Industry and Trade (Group) entered Georgia and made its first investment in Kutaisi, where in future Free Industrial Zone will be formed. Another project by the group is Hualing International Special Economic Zone in Tbilisi. The two projects stand as a platform for other Chinese companies which are going to invest in Georgia. These projects look also promising in terms of adding a broader regional importance character. Through this exhibition Chinese companies will have a closer look at Georgia’s investment market,” noted Deng Xin, Vice President of Hualing Group.

“Hualing International Special Economic Zone is the biggest Chinese investment in Georgia that spread on 420 hectares. The project includes the construction of a housing complex, also logistics and entertainment center, large-scale trade center,” stated Wang Sheng Xin, Hualing Group Georgia, General Director. “250 thousand sq.m housing complex must be construct completely by March, 2015 for 2015 Youth Olympic Games (which will be held in Tbilisi). The housing complex includes 6 buildings, 5-star hotels, 100 thousand sq.m trade center and etc. The project value is 150 million USD .”





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