The Samoa-China Business Seminar was officially opened in Samoa yesterday by the Minister of Agriculture, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua.

“It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all this morning to the Samoa-China Business Seminar, said Lopaoo.”

“We have today an array of industry experts from China who will share some insights into their work and provide guidance to you our local businesses planning to enter the Chinese market.  I am also pleased we have in our midst senior officials from General Administration of Customs of China (GACC), an important component of export facilitation to give you our exporters an understanding of import standards and market access protocols.”

“Today’s seminar is about building partnerships, strengthen collaborations and gauge business opportunities between Samoa and China.  I am confident that the deliberations and conversations from today will provide key tangible leads and outcomes for you, but also provide a flavour of what is to come over the next few days as Samoa hosts the 3rd China-Pacific Economic Development and Cooperation Forum later this weekend.”

The Seminar was organised and delivered by Pacific Trade Invest China in collaboration with the Government of Samoa through its Embassy in the People’s Republic of China, and supported by the Samoa Chamber of Commerce, Samoa Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

It offered a combined range of export facilitation services information, while also providing participants with a deeper understanding of the market opportunities in China.  The participants also learnt about market expectations and trends to help with their export or tourism plans for China.

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