/ Deputy Minister Grudev opened the Bulgarian Pavilion in Hangzhou


“It is an honor for me to open the first Bulgarian Pavilion in the Pilot Comprehensive Cross-border Zone for Cross-border E-Commerce in Hangzhou,” said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Vasil Grudev during the opening of the Bulgarian Pavilion. He also stressed that he’s considering extremely important the future development of the cooperation in the field of agriculture and the food industry between Bulgaria and China. “I hope that more and more consumers on the Chinese market will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the agricultural products of our country, and today we are setting a good start,” Grudev said.

The Deputy Minister announced that this is the first pavilion of a CEE country to open with the assistance of the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and the CEE countries. Mr Li Bin, Director of Hangzhou E-Road E-Commerce, said the Pavilion is a kind of bridge of cooperation between the two countries and a window to Bulgarian products in China.

During the opening ceremony the visitors tasted the traditional Bulgarian yoghurt, honey, wine, jams and juices. The interest of the guests also aroused cosmetics with rose oil.

The project involves the development of cooperation through the provision of financial, logistics services and business standards in the Pilot Comprehensive Cross-border Zone. The Bulgarian side has announced its intention to build a logistics center located in the Port of Burgas.

During his visit, Deputy Minister Grudev visited duty-free shops, where he get acquainted with the ways of packing and distributing imported goods into China.