The China Trade Week opened in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday with the hope of boosting the flourishing Sino-Ethiopian trade relations.
The trade show, from July 4 to 6, brought 38 Chinese companies from various sectors, including lighting & energy, home electronics, construction materials & machinery, clothing & textiles, and health & beauty.
The China Trade Week in Ethiopia is supported by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
According to Michelle Meyrick, the International Events Director of MIE Events (organiser of China Trade Week), the first China Trade Week in the East African country has attracted 38 Chinese exhibitors that are showcasing their products and services to get a taste of the Ethiopian market.
"The trade show provide an opportunity for the local business community to develop direct trading links with high-end Chinese products manufacturers," said Meyrick.
More than 40 of Ethiopia's total 121 foreign investment projects that were designed operational over the past six months from China with a capital surplus more than 3 billion birr (close to $ 130 billion).
Referring to the ever increasing Chinese investment in Ethiopia, Meyrick expressed the vision to make China Trade Week an annual event in Ethiopia.
Organizers expect over 3,000 Ethiopians to visit the three-day event.