Standing out from the other trade fairs, the CAEXPO bears the mission of consolidating the friendly relationships between China and ASEAN, accelerating the CAFTA construction and promoting the cooperation between both sides in various fields.
It is a government-sponsored event that wins supports of all parties concerned and attracts the active participation of enterprises of both sides.
It drives forward cooperation in trade, economy, and other fields as well as the people-to-people exchanges with its great political and diplomatic influence. And the rich outcomes produced in sectors like trade, economy and people-to-people exchanges in turn increase the bilateral political mutual trust and friendly exchanges.
Six Defining Features
The CAEXPO highlights China's import and focuses on opening the market to ASEAN. It provides an effective bridge for ASEAN products to enter the Chinese market.
2. Investing Abroad + Investment Inviting
The CAEXPO, keeping close pace with the CAFTA Investment Agreement, aims to build a platform for Chinese enterprises to make the overseas investment in ASEAN.
3. Commodity Trade + Trade in Services
In accordance with the CAFTA Agreement on Trade in Goods and the Agreement on Trade in Services, the CAEXPO boosts the trading of tariff-reduction commodities in the CAFTA and cooperation in services trade.
4. Exhibitions + Conference
The CAEXPO incorporates exhibitions, seminars, briefing conference, contract-signing ceremonies, as well as high-end fora that attract wide attendance of government officials, entrepreneurs, scholars, and experts, which wins it a reputation as a salad bowl of exhibitions and conferences.
5. Trade Fair & Diplomatic Stage
The CAEXPO makes the business opportunities of the CAFTA more accessible to enterprises, meanwhile, it carries good wishes of the friendly cooperation between China and ASEAN.
6. Business Programs + Cultural Exchanges
Apart from business promotion and network activities, diversified cultural and sports programs are also held concurrently with the CAEXPO, including China-ASEAN Auto Rally Race, golf elites' invitational, tennis games, fashion shows, food festivals, and so on.