by swisschambei in Business
A delegation from the China International Import Expo (CIIE) bureau visited Switzerland from January 9th to 11th to invite more local companies to participate in the CIIE this November. Led by Wang Bingnan, vice-minister of commerce and director of the CIIE bureau, the delegation visited the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, the World Economic Forum as well as a number of renowned Swiss enterprises. During the visit, Wang said that Swiss companies rank among the top in Europe in terms of the number of exhibitors and booth areas at the CIIE. He also expressed hope that Swiss businesses can seize the opportunities provided by the expo and increase their exports to the Chinese market. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, state secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland, said that the Swiss government would encourage more companies to attend the third edition of the CIIE. She also said that Switzerland would be an active participant in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.