Polish Exhibitors attending the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai signed agreements over the weekend with Chinese importers on the supply of a wide range of polish products including dairy products, alcoholic drinks, farm produce and sideline products, valued at more than 100 million yuan (about 15 million U.S. dollars).

The Chinese importers of the Polish goods include Greenland Global Commodity Trading Hub Group and operators of the China-Europe Freight Trains, while Polish the exporters include the largest independent beer manufacturer in the country and some economic and trade enterprises.

The imported products will be supplied to major supermarkets and convenience stores in China

Poland is an active responder to the mechanism of Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEEC, also 17+1) and the Belt & Road Initiative. In 2019, bilateral trade between Poland and China reached 27.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 13.4 percent year on year.

The sales of Polish food products in China have continued to increase despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The export of Polish dairy products to China increased by 70 percent so far this year. The sales of desserts, apples, blueberries and other fruit foods from Poland have also seen significant increases in China.

Having participated in the expo for three consecutive years, Poland this time focuses on exhibitions of high-quality food and cosmetics, bringing more high-quality products to Chinese consumers.

“The opening of so many trade ports and free trade zones and the launch of more and more supportive measures in China have provided platforms for many small but exquisite brands’ entry into the country. It’s a widely held belief that the 21st century is a particularly crucial era for Asia and China. Our purpose of coming to the CIIE is to find right partners and offer more Polish products to Chinese consumers,” said Andrzej Juchniewicz, chief representative of China office of Polish Investment and Trade Agency.