Sustainable Development Conference of International Agricultural Markets Hosted

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The Sustainable Development Conference ofInternational Agricultural Markets, hosted by China Agricultural Wholesale Market Association (CAWA) and Asia-Pacific Regional Wholesale Markets Working Group of  World Union of  Wholesale Markets (APRG of WUWM), was held in National ConventionCenter, Beijing on September 6, 2021. The theme of the Conference is "NewSituation, New Framework and New Order" and present guests discussed the sustainable development path of agricultural markets around this theme. Distinguished guests including Mr. Jiang Zengwei, Vice-Director of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Mr.Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador ofthe Indonesian Embassy to China, and Mr. Tim Knox, Deputy Director General(China) of The Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand attended the Conference and delivered wonderful speeches.

In his speech, Mr. Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador of the Indonesian Embassy to Chinasaid that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of China and Indonesia, the two countries have achieved outstanding achievements in cooperation in variousfields such as economy and trade. It is hoped that through the exchanges at this conference, China can cooperate with the Indonesian industry in variousfields, especially the promotion of trade and investment and high-tech-based agricultural development cooperation.

Mr. Tim Knox, Deputy Director General (China) of The Ministry for Primary Industries ofNew Zealand, introduced the current agricultural trade situation and development prospects between New Zealand and China in his speech. He said thatthe New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries is looking forward to continuingactive cooperation with counterpart Chinese government agencies and industry associations. He believes that through understanding and exchanges, we can maintain consumer confidence, improve and maintain access to high-quality and safe nutritional products, and work together to builds a sustainable future ofthe industry.

The Conference received strong support from WUWM- Mr. Stephane Layani, Chairman of  WUWM, and Mr. Fabio Massimo Palottini, Chairman of  WUWM European Working Group and both of them made wonderful video speeches on the sustainable development issues of international agricultural market respectively.

Mr. Ma Zengjun, Chairman of CAWA and APRG of  WUWM, pointed out in his statement that the three new situations faced by the agricultural markets include model innovation, cross-border cooperation breaks through traditional boundaries, and more attention to the supply chain construction. Accordingly, these new situations bring about new opportunitiesfor agricultural markets such as the agricultural product markets should develop in harmony with the city, agricultural product dealers should improvethe degree of scale and specialization of their business, and we need to improve consumers’ satisfaction level.

It is of great practical significance to hold the conference specifically aimed at the circulation industry of agricultural products and discussion of the sustainable development of the industry during the CIFTIS. Under new circumstances in the new era, this conference aims to actively promote domestic and foreign demand, imports and exports, foreign investment introduction and coordinated development of investment abroad by making full use of domestic and international resources and markets, so as to obtain the development in China's domestic and foreign economy and form new advantage ininternational competition and cooperation. Taking this Conference as anopportunity, CAWA wishes to build platforms and bridges for communication among agricultural markets and contribute its wisdom and strength to the sustainable development of international agricultural markets.

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