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China-CEEC Joint Chamber of Commerce establishes liaison office in Ningbo


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The sixth China-CEEC Cooperation Seminar for Chambers of Commerce is held in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province in June. [Photo/cnnb.com.cn]

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade recently approved the establishment of the Ningbo liaison office of the China-CEEC Joint Chamber of Commerce, according to local media reports.

The office will be the only liaison office set up in China by the Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce.

The move came after more than 23 business associations from 17 CEEC agreed to establish the office while attending the inaugural China-CEEC Expo held in Ningbo in June last year.

Xu Guangxian, head of the Ningbo Council for the Promotion of International Trade, pointed out that the office will help advance links among business associations form China and CEE and boost the construction of Ningbo into a demonstration zone for China-CEEC cooperation.

In 2019, imports and exports between Ningbo and 17 CEEC countries reached 28.48 billion yuan ($4.25 billion), up 8.4 percent year-on-year, according to the latest customs data.