On the morning of August 11, 2022, the cargo launch ceremony of the "Made in Liaocheng" cross-border e-commerce exhibition center in the Djibouti Free Trade Zone with the vision of "opening a new era of China-Africa cooperation" was successfully held at Shandong Linqing Inland Port. Wang Lingfeng, Deputy Director of Liaocheng Commerce and Investment Promotion Bureau, Guo Lingfei, Section Chief of the Foreign Trade Section, Zhu Rongguang, Director of Linqing Commerce and Investment Promotion Bureau, Han Zhiqiang, Executive General Manager of the Market and Commerce Department of China Merchants Port Group, Liu Fuqiang, Senior Manager, and representatives of exhibitors, etc. About 40 people attended the event.
In his speech at the ceremony, Wang Lingfeng pointed out that under the background of the continuous impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the complex international situation on traditional trade methods, the development of new foreign trade formats such as cross-border e-commerce and overseas warehouses is at the right time. In the next step, the Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Investment Promotion will take advantage of the opportunity of cooperation and development with China Merchants Holding Djibouti Company, give full play to the industrial advantages of Liaocheng and the advantages of China Merchants Group's resource integration, build an all-round cooperation mechanism, and integrate Djibouti's "Made in Liaocheng" cross-border electricity. The exhibition and sales center has become an important platform to help Liaocheng products go overseas.
Han Zhiqiang said that China Merchants Port is actively implementing the "Belt and Road" initiative, and China Merchants Port is willing to use the "Made in Liaocheng" Djibouti Exhibition Center as a rocker to continue to leverage the "Made in Liaocheng" trade flow to Africa, and at the same time form a replicable experience model , and further make "Made in Liaocheng" enter the economic circle of South Asia, Southeast Asia and South America.
As a representative enterprise of new foreign trade, the representative of Shandong Xintengwei Import and Export Co., Ltd. expressed his eager expectation for the "Made in Liaocheng" Djibouti Exhibition Center, hoping to open the East African market with the help of the overseas exhibition center platform.
The exhibits shipped this time are mainly from more than 30 local advantageous industries in Liaocheng. The exhibits are divided into ten categories of civilian and commercial products, such as textiles, home appliances, home furnishing, building materials, food, breeding equipment, agricultural machinery, auto parts, and industrial accessories. The holding of the shipping ceremony marks the phased achievement of the "Made in Liaocheng" cross-border e-commerce exhibition center in the Djibouti Free Trade Zone jointly built by China Merchants Port and the Liaocheng Municipal Government. Since the signing of the cooperation framework agreement in March this year, China Merchants Port Group Djibouti Company has cooperated closely with the Liaocheng Commerce and Investment Promotion Bureau. After more than half a year of active promotion, the project has finally been basically implemented today. The exhibition center project promoted this time will establish a platform and window for Liaocheng enterprises, combining the online and offline linkage mode of cross-border e-commerce business and DJimart e-commerce platform. With the help of a mature international marketing network, it helps enterprises to successfully borrow warehouses and go overseas, thus opening a new era of trade cooperation between Liaocheng and Africa.