Kazakhstan has opened the first trade center in Shanghai’s free trade zone
Kazakhstan’s first trade center opened in Shanghai’s free trade zone. The shopping center will only offer products manufactured in Kazakhstan only. This is a great opportunity for Kazakh entrepreneurs to enter the 30-million Shanghai market that is located next to the three provinces with the total population of 200 million people. For Chinese buyers, the center provides a better access to eco-friendly consumer products.
BINGANG QIAN, CHAIRMAN, INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER ‘LINGHAI’
In recent years, Kazakhstan’s products triggered great interest among Chinese people. Therefore, I can say with confidence that the trade center and all the available goods in it will always be in demand.
Nearly 100 types of goods are available at the shipping mall now. Kazakh producers are planning to bring fish, beef and mutton for sale. China imports 7 million tons of meat from abroad every year. Kazakhstan can cover some part of this demand.
KAISAR KANALYM, ENTREPRENEUR
We concluded contracts with 24 companies. This huge refrigerator can store up to 40 tons of meat. We are going to store fish and meat here.
WANG YIMIN, SHANGHAI RESIDENT
We are happy about the launch of the Kazakh Trade Center. Chinese government will soon give permission for importing fish products from Kazakhstan. This is good news. I hope that Kazakhstan’s products are delivered even in bigger volumes.
Kazakh producers will be assisted in selling their goods. The businessmen will be assisted with paperwork, translations and receive consultations
ZHOSHYKHAN KYRAUBAYEV, KAZAKH CONSUL GENERAL IN SHANGHAI
At present, many countries are trying to enter the Chinese market since there are 1.5 billion people living here. Kazakh businessmen should use this chance as well. 2 tons of products have been delivered here and everything was sold out just in 2 hours.
Previously, Kazakhstan used to export only raw materials to China. However, experts believe that it is necessary to boost export of agricultural products the price for which is consistently high.
ALEKSEI YEVSIKOV, RUSSIAN CONSUL GENERAL IN SHANGHAI
I think that the export of food to the Chinese market has a great potential for Kazakhstan and Russia taking into account the cost advantage, quality and environmental friendliness. Your experience in creation of such Trade Center in the most dynamic regions of China is particularly valuable for us.