The Bridge of BRICs
Made-in-China.com and Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry corporately held the business banquet (buyers- suppliers face to face meeting) during the 106th Canton Fair.
In order to better help Chinese suppliers to open the South American market, such as Brazil, at 6:00 p.m., 17th October, 2009, Made-in-China.com and Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry corporately held the business banquet (buyers-suppliers face to face meeting) during the 106th Canton Fair in Shangri-La Hotel. This was the second event after the Dongguan private sourcing event which was the fist cooperation between Made-in-China.com and Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
For exact matching the buyers and suppliers¡¯ needs, this event was mainly focus on the following industries: Machinery, Tools & Hardware, Auto Parts & Accessories, Construction & Decoration, and Consumer Electronics. Nearly 50 suppliers and more than 100 buyers from Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Pakistan, etc. came for this event. These buyers included the clients from Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also the high quality members from Made-in-China.com.
As members of BRICs, China and Brazil have a close trading relationship. In 2008, the volume of trade between China and Brazil reached 36.442 billion US dollars, up 55.9% over the same period of 2007; while Brazil¡¯s import from China was 20.039 billion US dollars, up 58.8%, 15.2% higher than Brazil¡¯s total import growth rate. Under this background, Made-in-China.com was keen to grasp the trend of foreign trade development, and corporately held 2 sourcing events with Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dongguan and Guangzhou. It is said that this was just the beginning of their cooperation and there will be more activities in future.
Marcio Abdenur, Vice-President Executive of Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Uta and Morna, directors of Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry attended the meeting as well. Mr. Marcio Abdenur said Brazil-China trade has developed rapidly and Brazil has a large purchasing demand on Chinese market, such as machinery, electronics, textiles, etc. Brazilian businesses are eagerly for having more opportunities to understand China. Made-in-China.com, as a competitive B2B e-commerce service provider, owns millions of Chinese suppliers. Brazil-China Chamber is willing to complement their advantages, and corporately organize some activities to promote trade between China and Brazil. This sourcing event is just a beginning of the cooperation.
Uta was happy to bring many Brazilian purchasers to China and have face to face talks with Made-in-China.com¡¯s members. She said Made-in-China.com is China¡¯s famous B2B e-commerce website which has the powerful service ability and perfect reputation, has built a convenient trading bridge for Chinese and Brazilian businesspersons. This event will be the beginning of the cooperation between Brazil-China Chamber and Made-in-China.com. Uta also encouraged the Brazilian purchasers to fully use Made-in-China.com to find their desired suppliers. It is reported that all the Brazilian buyers who attended this event were all the pre-selected high quality clients from Brazil; they all have the powerful purchasing ability and strong business intent. ¡°I am coming China for finding the business cooperator¡±, a Brazilian businessperson said.
Because of the influence of Brazil-China Chamber, the scale of this event is larger than all the events before. Made-in-China.com also picked some buyers from other countries besides Brazil. During the first-phase preparation, Made-in-China.com selected the buyers through many methods, such as emails and phones. All the buyers who attended this event were professional and honest buyer members, while the suppliers were also Made-in-China.com¡¯s high quality members who had strong producing ability and good reputation in trading.
One Brazilian buyer who successfully found his satisfied LED suppliers during the event said that he purchased from the European and American countries before, such as Italy, but now he was happy to find Chinese suppliers who could offer the good price and high quality products. Dongguan Tongli Timber Products Co., Ltd. who professionally makes decoration materials had earned a lot. Ms. Fang from the foreign trade department said that the sales of their company had a great performance this year. During the financial crisis, their trade increased by 50% with the support of government and Made-in-China.com¡¯s services. Ms. Fang also said that what she earned most was to know the employees from different departments of Made-in-China.com
About this event held during the Canton Fair, Ms. Li Lijie, the general manage of operation department from Made-in-China.com, said our services have been innovating all the time. In 2009, we put forward the upgrading 2009 service idea, which is in a purpose of providing our clients with more perfect and valuable services. With the advantages of Dongguan 3C EXPO and Brazil-China Chamber, we held the sourcing event on 15th in Dongguan, during which some businesses got the orders. I hope this sourcing event which has a new form could build a business platform for Chinese suppliers and global buyers and could also bring them value.
Meanwhile, Ms. Li Lijie also mentioned that Brazilian government pays much attention to the trading with Chinese and Brazil-China Chamber has more than 15 years¡¯ history to bring Brazilian businesses to attend the Canton Fair. Uta who has 8 years¡¯ experience to bring Brazilian businesspersons to attend the Canton Fair came to China 3 times one year, among which 2 times were for the Canton Fair.