CAWA Strengthened Sino-Spanish Market Exchange

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CAWA Vice Secretary General and Assistant Chairman Mr. Steven Jiang accompanied a 4-person Catalan delegation, led by Mr. Josep Maria Pelegri i Aixut, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment of Catalonia, to visit Xinfaxin Wholesale Market (the largest market in terms of both trade volume and turnover in China) in Beijing on November 16th. General Manager of Barcelona Wholesale Market (MERCABARNA), CEO and International Director of PROMOTORA D’EXPORTACIONS AGROALIMENTARIES were among the delegation.

Mr. Gu Zhaoxue, General Manager of the market received the delegation and hoped that quality Spanish products such as meat and wine can be introduced to Xinfadi Market by the delegation. Also, he expressed wishes to adopt advanced management experience of Mercabarna.

After visiting of the electronic trading center, transaction halls of pork and fruits, a meeting was arranged for exploring potential cooperation opportunities between the delegation and CAWA.

During the discussion, Mr. Josep Maria Pelegri i Aixut and Mr. Steven Jiang reached agreement on signing a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Environment of the Government of Catalonia and CAWA. Also, CAWA would assist in introducing the management model of Mercabarna appropriate to the needs and infrastructures of its member markets and strengthen bilateral exchange in cold-storage sector. The Minister also invited CAWA to have a spot investigation of Catalan agriculture industry and believed that the investigation would accelerate cooperation speed.

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