Exporters to get help in expanding order books

BEIJING: China will support its exporters to participate in various business exhibitions abroad and closely cooperate with trading partners to put its foreign trade growth on a firmer footing in 2023, government officials say.

Against external headwinds including cooling prospects for overseas demand and lingering geopolitical conflicts, these activities will create more opportunities for China’s export-oriented companies, and a series of offline domestic trade fairs, like the China Import and Export Fair, or Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, will be fully resumed this year, they said.

Addressing a news conference in Beijing, Li Xingqian, director-general of the department of foreign trade at the Ministry of Commerce, said the government will support the innovation of new foreign trade formats like cross-border eCommerce and overseas warehouses, to reinforce the competitiveness of the country’s foreign trade.

China’s goods trade surged 7.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) to a record 42.07 trillion yuan ($6.26 trillion or RM27 trillion) in 2022, making the country the world’s largest trader in goods for the sixth successive year, said the General Administration of Customs.

After years of upgrading and growth, Li said that high-tech, high value-added and green transformation-related products have become new growth engines for Chinese exports.

For example, China saw exports of electric vehicles and photovoltaic products soar 131.8% and 67.8% on a yearly basis, respectively, in 2022, while its exports of lithium batteries jumped 86.7% from the previous year.

With China entering a new era of green and innovation-led growth, Chinese manufacturers from many industries have begun to export more high-end products ranging from electric buses to liquefied natural gas carriers and regional passenger jets, said Wang Xia, vice-president of the China Machinery Industry Federation in Beijing.

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