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Second Chinese purchasing delegation on its way

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

A second Chinese purchasing delegation is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on July 12 and is expected to generate huge business opportunities for local suppliers, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The delegation consists of 167 people from 85 companies, mostly department store chains, supermarkets and logistics providers, including Beijing Hualian Group (北京華聯集團), Beijing Wangfujing Department Store (北京王府井百貨), Hefei Department Store Group Co (合肥百貨) and Wuhan Zhongbai Group Co (武漢中百集團), TAITRA said.

The visit is being organized by China’s Association of Economy and Trade Across the Taiwan Strait (AETATS), the press release said.

On July 13, TAITRA will hold a seminar on business opportunities arising from China’s latest economic stimulus measures, the press release said.

One-on-one sessions will be arranged in Taipei and Tainan on July 13 and July 15 respectively.

Suppliers can sign up to participate at www.mainlandchina.taiwantrade.com.tw/.

Members of AETATS’ first purchasing delegation, which visited Taiwan from May 31 to June 5, placed US$2.2 billion in orders for home appliances and consumer electronics, TAITRA said.

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