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CSCCI’s first trade mission in China

The Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce Inc (CSCCI) successfully held its first international trade mission to China last week and signed a sisterhood agreement with the Junshan Chamber of Commerce in Pingtan and a Memorandum of Cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce in Zhangzhou, signaling a historic local initiative for long-term China-Philippines people-to-people economic and development ties.

Ramon L. Dy, CSCCII president, led a 30-man delegation visiting the governments and chambers of Pingtan and, on January 28, Zhangzhou on the invitation of the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office. This city has made new progress in building an open China-Philippines economic and trade innovation and development friendship.

During their stay in Zhangzhou, the delegation went to the Changtai Economic Development Zone to conduct on-site inspections of the intelligent manufacturing industry. They learned more about the company’s production operations, technology research and development, and market development.

A signing ceremony of the memorandum of cooperation between the Zhangzhou International Chamber of Commerce and the CSCCI was held, and the promotion activities of the Camarines Sur Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry were carried out.

The CSCCI delegation went to Hua’an County to inspect the cultural tourism and tea industry and carry out in-depth economic and trade exchanges and industrial docking.

Dy said that the delegation’s visit to Zhangzhou has achieved fruitful results especially with the signing of the agreement which will broaden the channels for economic and trade cooperation between Camarines Sur and Zhangzhou. He told reporters that the inspection team, except himself, are all Filipino locals and belong to the Philippines. As an overseas Chinese, he especially wanted to take this opportunity to “bring these local Filipino businessmen and women to see the rapid development of our powerful motherland in recent years.”

The CSCCI sent a letter of thanks to the Zhangzhou Municipal Government, expressing “sincere thanks to your city’s Foreign Affairs Office for its patient and meticulous assistance in many exchange activities. The enthusiasm of the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Changtai County, Hua’an County and relevant departments and professionalism made our visit successful and unforgettable. We look forward to more exchange and cooperation opportunities in the future.”

Dy hopes that through this time, the economic and trade cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between China and the Philippines can be further strengthened, and he expects that the friendship between the two countries will last forever.


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