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Friday, December 20 2019 - 18:21
AsiaNet
22-Year-Old International Winter Fair Attracts Merchants from 32 Countries and Regions
HAIKOU, China, Dec. 20, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

From December 12 to 16, China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural 
Products Winter Trade Fair 2019 (hereinafter referred to as "the Winter Fair") 
was held in Hainan, attracting 5,300 merchants from 32 countries and regions to 
seek business opportunities and new cooperation.

In "Belt and Road" National Pavilions, crowds were dazzled by the endless array 
of beautiful exhibits, including savory Russian mushrooms, mellow Brazilian 
coffee and delicately packed Malaysian cubilose. Mongolia was the first guest 
country of honor of the Winter Fair, making exotic displays and high-quality 
products the focus of the fair.

According to the Organizing Committee of the Winter Fair, the fair boasted 
three highlights: first, through market operation, it has built a specialized 
platform for buying and selling and established the first official website in 
both Chinese and English (www.hntatf.com); second, the fair targeted at 
international markets helped promote agricultural cooperation with foreign 
countries; third, a poverty alleviation pavilion for agricultural industry was 
built.

Based on the construction of Hainan free trade zone and Hainan free trade port 
with Chinese characteristics, its agricultural cooperation is expanding. During 
the Winter Fair, Hainan signed Memorandums of Understanding with the Ministry 
of Food, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Light Industry of Mongolia and the 
Shirak State of the Republic of Armenia on cooperation in agriculture and other 
fields. In addition, Kampong Speu of Cambodia and Haiken Group have reached an 
agreement to jointly build a 200,000-mu coconut orchard in Hainan.

The Winter Fair attracted more than 570,000 visitors, with RMB 77.45 billion in 
value of orders for agricultural products on the site and from cities and 
counties, RMB 180 million sales volume on the site, and RMB 2.2 billion in 
transaction volume of orders from countries along the Belt and Road. At the 
Promotion Conference on Haikou, one of the Winter Fair's major events, RMB 1.7 
billion was invested in Hainan-Taiwan agricultural cooperation, while the value 
of orders for winter fruit and vegetables exceeded RMB 900 million.

In the future, Hainan will give full play to the role of the Winter Fair, 
enhancing market operation, improving participation, thus to build an important 
platform at Hainan free trade port for winter agricultural products exhibition 
and sales, as well as for international agricultural exchanges and cooperation.

Source: 2019 Winter Fair Organizing Committee

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   Caption: China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter 
Trade Fair 2019 attracted a lot of people, and the products from countries 
along the Belt and Road were very popular.

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