China Import and Export Fair will on Tuesday hold a one-day workshop in Harare to lure local businesses to exhibit at the country’s import and export fair scheduled for April.
The event is held every year with close to 200 countries taking part.
The fair’s vice-president and secretary-general Wang Zhiping said the expo would provide a platform for the two countries to co-operate.
The import and export fair will be held in Guangzhou, China, from April 15 to May 4 in three categories, construction and dismantling phase, machinery and electric products and light industry consumer products.
Zhiping said the group planned to meet officials in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to discuss how they can cooperate to promote local products.
He said this year the fair would introduce Zimbabwean agricultural products with potential in the Chinese market.
“We will be introducing Zimbabwean tobacco to our market, as the bulk of Chinese nationals are smokers,” said Zhiping.
“We have realised that local tobacco is of high quality.”
Zhiping said they would encourage local companies to showcase their products in China, that way boosting trade between the two countries.
He added that local miners were also invited to the expo, given China’s huge “appetite” for minerals.
“Indeed we are working out a plan to work with locals at the China Import and Export Fair this year,” Zhiping said.