By Wang Fengjuan, Liao Bowen
“China is a priority market for the Philippines. We hope to export products and services, and we are also looking forward to attracting investment from China.” Mr. Ramon Lopez, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, told China Report ASEAN that Philippine exhibitors have a strong interest in the first import expo, and the Philippine government is very supportive and actively participates in the unprecedented Expo.
On November 6, 2018, Minister Lopez, Philippine ambassador to China Jose Romana, Director of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Commerce of China, Peng Gang, and Deputy Minister of Ministry of Trade and Industry of Philippine Nora Trado attended the opening day of the Philippine National Pavilion.
Under the theme of “Partner Philippines: Building Value Together”, the Philippine National Pavilion is bursting with some flawless fashion-forward silhouettes using indigenous Philippine textiles. The exhibition video highlights the country’s unique advantages, positioning it as a reliable source of high quality products and services.
Deputy Minister Trado said, “Since the opening of the expo, our offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai has been arranging business matching activities between major Chinese buyers and Philippine exhibitors.”She added, “We will measure how successful was our participation in this Expo by the number of new trade networks established.”