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Yiwu to hold first imported commodities expo

(Xinhua)    16:47, April 17, 2015

SHANGHAI, April 17 -- China's eastern city of Yiwu, the world's largest wholesale market for small consumer goods, will hold its first imported commodities expo this June.

About 1,200 companies will attend the four-day expo, which will be held at the Yiwu International Exhibition Center in Zhejiang Province from June 4.

The expo will showcase 100,000 imported commodities produced mainly by countries and regions along the Belt and Road trade routes, and East Asia.

Yiwu attracts 10 million domestic and 500,000 foreign buyers every year, and around 13,000 merchants have established permanent offices in the city. Foreign and domestic e-commerce companies also have purchasing centers there, aided by over 2,500 logistics companies for global distribution.

In November, an international cargo train service linking Yiwu with Madrid, Spain, by way of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was launched. Enditem

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