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March 6, 2018- Meeting between representatives of Yantien Port and APACCCEEC
March 6, 2018
On March 6, 2018, a meeting was held between representatives of Yantien Port and APACCCEEC. The meeting was attended by: Yaming Tong, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd; Peihang Wang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Dean of Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd.; Nanang Liu, President of Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd; Yang Wang, Vice President of Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd.; Stephen Wu, Head of Investment & Development Department at Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd.; Sue Ning, Chairman of Supervision Board at Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co. Ltd.; Fu Liang, Chairman of Shenzhen Yantian Port Logistics Co. Ltd; Kevin Han, Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Yantian Port Logistics Co. Ltd; Helen Zhu, General Manager of the National Pavilions Project, and Michael Wong, Managing Director, Shenzhen Energy Logistics Company Ltd.
The Bulgarian side was presented at the meeting by Mr. Vasil Gelev, Director of APACCCEEC, Mrs. Svetla Yancheva, Deputy Rector of Agrarian University - Plovdiv, Mr. Veselin Rashkov, Representative of Rashkov & Co. Law Firm, Ms. Yovka Yaneva, Expert at APACCCEEC , Mr. Yu Haobo, External Expert at APACCCEEC and representatives of Trakiya Economic Zone - Plovdiv in Shenzhen.
The official announcement for the development of "16+1 e-Commerce Logistics Hub and Pavilion for Agricultural and other Products" - Shenzhen, PRC shall be at the meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of China and the CEE countries, on May 25, 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Chinese side informs us that, due to the fact that Yantien Port is a state-owned enterprise, they have the greatest advantage over all others in creating the so-called "green channel" for import. By acquiring a subsidy from the China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs from Yantian Port, $ 150 million in commercial transactions could be made by the end of 2018.
We are also actively engaging with other stakeholders in the creation and development of "16+1 e-Commerce Logistics Hub and Pavilion for Agricultural and other Products" in other Chinese cities such as Xian, Chengdu and Hangzhou. The formal signing of the agreements could be signed during the Seventh Summit of the 16 + 1 Initiative.
Yantian Port Exhibition and Trade Center is developing a project for the creation and development of National Pavilions of the CEE countries and those countries included in One Belt One Road Initiative. At present, Slovenia and Spain have set up their own national pavilions, currently making transactions worth more than EUR 10 million for goods from the agricultural sector.
During the meeting the delegates discussed the possibilities for cooperation and opening a common 16+1 Pavilion. Part of the concept of cooperation is that at least eight of the sixteen countries join the general pavilion. Yantian Port assumes the decoration, transportation, logistics and necessary overhead for the normal operation of the pavilion. APACCCEEC is expected to support the collection of samples and related documents. The conception of the pavilion is that the CEE countries send free of charge a sufficient number of samples for the organization of tastings and marketing events. The interested parties, such as suppliers and users, will be able to get acquainted with the offered agricultural products.
The online platform www.16plus1cloud.org was developed by APACCCEEC for the development and the popularization the Project "16+1 e-Commerce Logistics Hub and Pavilion for Agricultural and other Products" – Plovdiv, Bulgaria.