Urals Customs Administration

Urals customs officers and their colleagues from Harbin Customs discussed the registration of exhibits for the eighth Russian-Chinese EXPO

Published: April 16, 2024 13:32

Customs officials from the two countries discussed preparations for the Eighth Russia-China Expo at the Ural Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ural and Harbin customs officials discussed preparations for the Eighth Russia-China Expo

Ural and Harbin customs officers discussed customs clearance of goods and cargoes that will be presented on the “fields” of the exhibition. Efficient and timely clearance of goods and cargo will contribute to the success of the Eighth Russian-Chinese EXPO

The People’s Republic of China is one of the leading foreign economic partners of the Urals region. The Ural Federal District’s foreign trade turnover with China in Q1 2024 amounted to one third of the Urals’ total foreign trade turnover. Imports accounted for 36% and exports accounted for 64% of the total foreign trade turnover. The weighted volume of mutual trade of Urals enterprises with China in Q1 2024 amounted to 5.6 million tons.

The Urals’ foreign trade with China in Q1 2024 amounted to 5.6 million tons

I would like to note that the Urals region’s foreign trade turnover with China is stable from year to year. No external factors significantly affect either the value or weight volume of foreign trade. Today, there is a tendency towards the growth of exported food products, all other positions remain unchanged. Russia and China are long-standing and reliable partners,” emphasized Alexei Frolov, Head of the Urals Customs Directorate

President of the Urals Chamber of Commerce and Industry Andrei Besedin noted the importance of business participation in such exhibitions. “The Eighth Russian-Chinese EXPO has a special significance: the exhibition starts after a rather long break, when business had limited opportunities for active cooperation and direct dialog. But live communication is very important for Chinese entrepreneurs. Therefore, the Russian-Chinese EXPO in Harbin is certainly a great opportunity to get off to a good start again. The Sverdlovsk region is actively preparing for it, a large delegation is planned. I am sure that the result will be a sharp rise in trade turnover and the development of our cooperation in many sectors,” said Andrei Besedin

The eighth Russian-Chinese EXPO will be held from May 17 to 21, 2024 in Harbin, the capital of China’s northernmost province of Heilongjiang

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