Cooperation | Institutions discuss Sino-Portuguese platform development

Representatives from the Macau delegation of the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) recently met with the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) to discuss and exchange ideas on the enhancement of Sino-Portuguese platform positioning.

The delegation, led by its president Bernie Leong, was received by the board of directors, president Jackson Chang and executive director Gloria Batalha Ung, according to a statement issued by the chamber.

According to Chang, Chinese enterprises are keen to enter the market of Portuguese-
speaking countries to expand their business network.

The chamber can then utilize its own business network to promote the establishment of the platform, in order to further promote the role of a Sino-Portuguese platform to China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and establish closer economic and trade relations.

Ung hopes that the Macau delegation of the CCILC would help to attract more professional business visitors to participate in the forthcoming 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF).

Meanwhile Leong said that the chamber, which has over 20 corporate members from different economic fields, including subsidiaries of Portuguese enterprises, has been fostering the economic and trade cooperation between members and regions.

He noted that in addition to the expansion of membership base being the main development strategy in 2018, the chamber would focus on the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area under the national strategic context of “Belt and Road Initiative.”

The move is to attract more Chinese enterprises to join as members, so as to leverage their network and information advantages to assist China and Portuguese-speaking countries further develop business activities and establish an economic platform.

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