The upcoming import expo in Shanghai is a chance to increase Egyptian exports to the Chinese market, said Egyptian businessman Ashraf el-Adawi, head of an Egyptian company exporting citrus to China.
"It is an opportunity for Egyptian companies to get in touch with their Chinese counterparts and boost mutual trust between the two sides, especially that the Chinese market is new to us," Adawi, chief of the Nile Establishment for International Trade told Xinhua in a recent interview at his office in Qalioubiya province, north of the capital Cairo.
The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai.
Founded in 1985, the Nile Establishment for International Trade is a member of El-Adawi Co. for International Trade, a group that annually exports about 100 tons of citrus to several countries across the world. Half of them were exported by Nile Establishment alone.
"Nile Establishment began to export orange to China only two years ago. We started with two tons in the first year and 10 tons in the second," Adawi told Xinhua, expecting his company to export 20 tons of oranges to China next year.
The Nile Establishment chief said that his company would like to know more about Chinese companies and open channels for cooperation. He expected the upcoming Shanghai import expo to serve the purpose.
"We are currently studying exporting grapes and pomegranates to China and we have started taking specific measures in this regard," Adawi stated. "The Chinese market looks promising to us and the Shanghai import expo is a good chance to bring together Egyptian exporters and Chinese importers."
Source :- Freshplaza.com