CAWA Was Invited to Accompany the New Zealand Embassy to China to Visit Beijing

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On July 13, 2021, in response to the request of the New Zealand Embassy to China, China Agricultural Wholesale MarketAssociation (referred to as "CAWA") organized a visit to Beijing Jingshen Seafood Wholesale Market for the delegation from the New Zealand Embassy to China. Deputy Minister of Primary Industries of New Zealand Embassy to China Mr. Tim Knox, Animal and Plant Quarantine Counsellor Mr. Ivan Veljkovic, Business Counsellor Mr. Andrew White, First Secretary for Animal and Plant Quarantine Affairs Mr. Ron Xavier, First Secretary for primary industries Ms.Ashlin Chand, Second Secretary for Primary Industries Ms. Eileen Nowland-Walker, Business Officer Ms. Liu Jing, Policy Advisor of Agriculture Group Ms. Ning Chunxiang was concluded to the embassy's delegation. Representatives from Jingshen Seafood Wholesale Market including General Manager Ms. Liu Cuimiao, Deputy General Manager Mr. Lin Kunsong, Deputy General Manager Mr. Wu Jiangtao and Office Director Mr. Zhuo Shaoxun received the guests. Vice Secretary-General of CAWA Ms. Zhang Juan, Head of International Department of  CAWA Ms. WangLijuan, Commissioner of Foreign Affairs Ms. Guo Bixi accompanied the visit.

Mr. Lin Kunsong Introducing ImportedLobsters to New Zealand Delegation

A Group Photo at the Anwantong Seafood Retail Store

The Discussion between the Delegation from the New Zealand Embassy, CAWA and Jingshen Seafood Wholesale Market

At the meeting, the New Zealand delegation had an in-depth understanding of the timeliness, customs clearance procedures and logistics speed of China's imported seafood from New Zealand during the COVID-19 epidemic. The representative of the Jingshen Seafood Market introduced to the participants the effective measures taken by the market to ensure the safety of personnel and food in the market during the epidemic, as well as some measures for the market's current transformation and upgrading. Ms. Zhang Juan,Vice Secretary-General of CAWA, introduced to Mr. Tim Knox the development trends of the overall intelligence and standardization of China's agricultural product wholesale market industry, the normalized response measures for epidemic prevention and control, and the important role of wholesale markets inpromoting international trade of agricultural products.

Mr. Tim Knox expressed his gratefulness to CAWA's liaison and Jingshen Seafood Wholesale Market's reception. He indicated that through the visit, he got to learn about the role of wholesale markets, especially seafood markets, in international trade, and had a preliminaryunderstanding of the sales of New Zealand seafood in China.

Besides, he welcomed CAWA to organize buyers to conduct field visits in New Zealand after the epidemic. Ms. ZhangJuan, Deputy Secretary-general of CAWA, responded that according to the global situationof the COVID-19 epidemic, if permitted, CAWA would like to organize members tohead for New Zealand to help the long-term development of China-New Zealand bilateral agricultural trade. Moreover, CAWA also will be happy to build anexchanging platform like this to promote the implementation of substantial international trade cooperation, so that more Chinese consumers may have ataste of the abundant agricultural products from New Zealand, such as high-quality seafood through the agricultural wholesale market circulation.

A Group Photo of the Delegation from New Zealand Embassy, CAWA Representativesand Staff of Jingshen Seafood Wholesale Market

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