The first China International Import Expo, or CIIE, will be held from November 5 to 10, 2018, in Shanghai to further optimize the country's trade structure with rest of the world, the Ministry of Commerce announced.
The ministry established the China International Import Expo Bureau earlier this week to gear up preparation for the first expo.
Fu Ziying, China's international trade representative and vice-minister of commerce, said the expo is expected to host businesses from more than 100 countries and regions.
The sponsors of the expo will be the Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal Government.
The total exhibition area of the CIIE will exceed 240,000 square meters, covering both national trade and investment fair and business fair.