Tanzanian companies are gearing up for the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China, with high expectations of unlocking opportunities in the vast Chinese market. The 6th CIIE, scheduled for November 5-10, will provide a platform for Tanzanian products, including coffee, tea, wine, dried foods, cassava, and soybeans. Frida Archard, the finance and procurement manager for Alko Vintages, a Tanzanian winery, expressed hope that their three types of wines, including red, white, and rose wines, would attract the Chinese market.
Salum Kabuluta, international sales, and logistics manager for Elven Agri Company, which specializes in dried foods and spices, looked forward to expanding the market for products like dried mangoes, pineapples, bananas, papayas, and jackfruit. It’s the first time Elven Agri Company will participate in the CIIE, and Kabuluta expressed gratitude for the support of both the Chinese and Tanzanian governments, including a free booth allocation for the exhibition.
Chen Mingjian, the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, emphasized the CIIE’s role in introducing Chinese consumers to “Made in Tanzania” products. She hoped that Tanzanian products and services would establish close cooperative relationships with Chinese partners and enter the Chinese market effectively through the CIIE.