Mexican companies to promote exotic produce at CIIE

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-31 15:44:20|Editor: mmm
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SHANGHAI, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- New Mexican food and agricultural products will make their way to ordinary Chinese households via the upcoming first China International Import Expo (CIIE), according to Yonanetl Zavala Cadena, president of the Shanghai office of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China.

Avocado is no longer new to the Chinese market, but avocado oil is still alien to many. Dozens of Mexican companies will bring "a bite of Mexico" to the expo, including chilli sauces, blueberry, raspberry, tortilla, seafood, beer, coffee and even canned nopal, said Cadena.

Mexican firms will also bring high-end organic food to meet rising consumer demand in China, said Cadena.

China's recent tariff cuts are good news for Mexican businesses, making them more confident in the Chinese market, she said.

"The CIIE marks the beginning. We expect more companies with authentic Mexican-flavoured food to come to China," Cadena said.

The majority of the Mexican food and agricultural products showcased at CIIE will continue to be exhibited in the Greenland Global Commodity Trading Hub after the expo's closing and many will even make it to ordinary Chinese people's dining tables through channels like high-end supermarkets.

The first CIIE is slated to be held in Shanghai from Nov. 5 to 10.

China is Mexico's second-biggest trading partner while Mexico is China's second-largest trading partner in Latin America.