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Trade week to showcase China’s influence

Set to showcase and complement the growing influence of China within the country, the 3rd China Trade Week (CTW) is set to be launched in Addis Ababa inside the Millennium Hall. The three-day event is set to highlight and promote the work of Chinese producers and manufacturers looking to do business in Ethiopia.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the local business community to develop direct trading links with high-end Chinese producers and solution providers,” David Wang, the organizer of the event, said in a press conference held at Best Western on Wednesday.

A slew of producers of textiles, construction materials, food and beverages, home appliance and furniture, energy solutions, beauty products, electronics, biochemical and automotive parts are expected to take part. According to the Dubai-based MIE Groups, there are more than USD four billion worth of trade happening between Ethiopia and China, helping create more than 100,000 jobs within the two nations.

“We are proud to be hosting the third edition of the China Trade Week Ethiopia, which represents the trade and investment platform for Chinese producers and solution providers to conduct meaningful and long-term business within Ethiopia,” Zahoor Ahmed, the International Events Director of MIE Groups, told The Reporter. “CTW is fully supportive of the infrastructure investment and development of Ethiopia and we look forward in developing our B2B event further.”

The event is set to start on May 2nd and will run until May 4th, 2019.