PCCI prods local firms to connect with giant China economy
They will also meet their counterparts in the Philippines involved in import and export, services, transportation, construction, agriculture and leather goods manufacturing.
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) president Atty. Miguel B. Varela said Philippine firms can take advantage of their presence at the China-Philippine Trade and Investment Forum and Networking Sessions slated on April 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati City.
Varela said China’s fast-growing economy, large population and emerging status as economic superpower require its strategic business sectors to secure stable business relationships that will supply raw materials, products and services in shortage or not available within China.
“It has been two years since the last forum and networking sessions in Guangzhou,” Varela said. “That the CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) is resuming talks and staging the event here signifies the commitment of China to grow business relationships with the Philippines.”
“No less than Mr. Yu Ping, the vice-chairman of the CCPIT, is heading the group,” he said. The CCPIT a national organization of foreign economic relations and trade composed of representative personages, enterprises and organizations from China’s economic and trade circles. It was authorized by the State Council of China to also use the alternate name China Chamber of International Commerce. The PCCI and the CCPIT have advisors and experts to help entrepreneurs start or transact business with the Chinese, Varela said. Dr. Francis Chua, chairman of the Philippine-China Trade and Investment Council, will deliver the welcome remarks during the event. Varela and CCPIT vice-chairman Yi Pung deliver statements on the advocacies of their respective chambers for expanding business relationships. Ambassador Ma Que King of China will deliver a message about China’s policies on international trade. Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory T. Domingo, will discuss Philippine-China Trade and Investment Relations. The PCCI and the CCPIT organized the event in cooperation with the Philippine-China Trade and Investment Council in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Trade and Investment Center in Beijing.
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