The upcoming 130th Canton Fair will be the fair's first time to be held both online and offline. Various Hong Kong commercial and trade institutions as well as businesses are ready to participate in this fair, so as to seize business opportunities at home and abroad.
Joint efforts to help Hong Kong enterprises attend the Canton Fair
Despite the impact of global trade competition and the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong traders are still active in both China and international markets, said Mandy Ng, Southern China Regional Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The resumed offline Canton Fair demonstrates China's achievements in opening up and epidemic prevention and control.
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Learning that the Canton Fair will take place both online and offline for the first time, HKTDC has secured a number of services to encourage Hong Kong businesses to participate in this event. These services include: "one-stop" application of VIP buyer badges, overseas VIP club services, access to various forums and business matching sessions.
Chan King, vice president of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' and Exporters' Association, said that the online and offline Canton Fair has broken the geographical restrictions. Their members can use the fair as a platform to engage in the Chinese domestic market and expand the market along "the Belt and Road".
To help its members, the association has urged them to register for the online Canton Fair, learn how to launch products, participate in transactions and other issues. By virtue of the Canton Fair, they can also get access for more information about the development of Hong Kong businesses in the Chinese mainland.
Hong Kong will further blend into China's dual circulation strategy
"Dual circulation" is the theme of the 130th Canton Fair. According to the spokesman of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, the rapid development of the China's economy will certainly bring Hong Kong tremendous new opportunities. In recent years, some Hong Kong businesses have shifted their focus from traditional overseas markets to sales in the Chinese mainland.
Hong Kong will continue to take an active part in China's international trade and investment activities, and meanwhile, through the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, then tap into the Chinese mainland market.
Chan King also believed that Hong Kong will continue to work as "super-connector" to bridge the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world. Its achievements in technology, law, insurance, accounting, risk assessment, project management and other areas can provide support to"dual circulation", and its trade, logistics and shipping industry may serve as a platform for international exchange.
Author: Will, Ray (intern)
Editor: Wing, Nan, Jerry