In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold China International Import Expo (CIIE) starting from 2018.

To hold CIIE is a significant move for the Chinese government to push forward a new round of high-level opening-up, and an important measure to actively open the Chinese market to the world. Chinese economy now has shifted to the stage of high-quality development from the stage of rapid growth, and the demand for high quality and featured commodities and services is becoming increasingly strong. Hosting CIIE is to create an open platform for international cooperation where all countries may present their national image and conduct cooperation in international trade through opening up and sharing Chinese market. This not only helps satisfy the demand of Chinese people for a better life, but also promotes all countries to develop trade and open up the market, further advance economic globalization and an open world economy so as to build a community of shared future for mankind.


Name of Exhibition AreaProfile of the Exhibits
High-end Intelligent EquipmentArtificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation & Robots, Digital Factories, IoT, Materials Processing & Molding Equipment, Industrial Parts & Components, ICT Equipment, Energy Conservation & Environmental Protection Equipment, New Energy, Power & Electrical Equipment, Aviation & Aerospace Technologies and Equipment, Power Transmission & Control Technologies, 3D Printing, etc.
Consumer Electronics & AppliancesMobile Devices, Smart Home, Smart Household Appliances, VR & AR, Video Games, Sports & Fitness, Audio, Video HD Devices, Life Technologies, Display Technologies, Online Games & Home Entertainments, Product & System Solutions, etc.
AutomobileIntelligent Drive Vehicles and Technologies, Intelligent Connected Vehicles and Technologies, New Energy Vehicles and Technologies, Brand Automobiles, etc.
Apparel, Accessories & Consumer GoodsApparel, Textiles, Silk Products, Kitchenware & Tableware, Homeware, Gifts, Home Decorations, Festival Products, Jewelry & Ornaments, Furniture, Infant & Children Products, Toys, Culture Products, Skincare, Hair Beauty & Personal Care Products, Sports & Leisure, Suitcases & Bags, Footwear & Accessories, Clocks & Watches, Ceramic & Glass Products, etc.
Food & Agricultural ProductsDairy, Meat, Seafood, Vegetable & Fruit, Tea & Coffee, Beverage & Liquor, Sweet & Snacks, Health Products, Condiment, Canned & Instant Food, etc.
Medical Equipment & Medical Care Products

Medical Device: Medical Imaging, Surgical Equipment & Devices, IVD, High Value Medical Disposables, Mobile Health & AI, Medical Device for Home Use,Medical Dressings,etc.

Bio & Pharmaceuticals: Pharmaceuticals, Herbal Medicines,etc. 

Health Products: Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Fast Moving Consumer Goods with Health Function,etc.

Complementary Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), Scarce TCM raw materials, Herbal Products, Aromatherapy Products,Products for Alternative & Complementary Medicine,etc. 

Beauty Care & Cosmetic Surgery: Medical & Beauty care Products, Device for Beauty Care & Cosmetic Surgery, Functional Cosmetics,etc. 

Welfare & Elderly Care Products: Advance Health Examination, Senior and Elderly Care Facilities, Welfare & Rehabilitation Equipment, Massage Devices,Physical Therapy Products,etc. 

Machinery: Pharmaceutical Equipment, Packaging Machinery, Drug Delivery Equipment for Hospital Use,etc. 

Others: Medical Devices Design and Software,etc.

Reply: Visitors at the 1st China International Import Expo are divided into two categories: professional visitors, and social visitors with appointments.

Professional visitors include domestic and overseas buyers, as well as professionals from domestic and overseas government bureaus, public institutions and social organizations. Professional visitors are divided into two categories: trading delegation professionals and independent professionals, depending on whether they are in a trading delegation. Visitors at the 1st China International Import Expo are mainly members from the trading delegations of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, cities specifically designated in the state plan and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (regional delegations), as well as central enterprise delegations.

Social visitors with appointments are the general social public with the intent to visit the 1st China International Import Expo, and they should have passed appointment verification.

Reply: During the Expo, relevant departments of Chinese government will energetically provide various guarantees and convenient services for clearance of exhibiters and exhibits.

Reply: The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) issued the Measures of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China for Goods Temporarily Imported or Exportedin December of 2017 [No. 233 Decree of GACC] to stipulate the import and export of exhibits.

For specific procedures ofclearing different exhibits, you may consult the official freight forwarders of the expo and entrust them to go through the procedures.

Reply:Entry exhibits and other non-tradable goods are exempted from inspection.

Reply:A standard booth comprises of long-beam spotlight * 4, power supplysocket * 1, tall glass cabinet (with lights) * 1, low cabinet * 1, flat shelf * 3, reception desk * 1, negotiating table * 1, folding chair * 4, wastepaper basket * 1 (and 1trough plate for apparel exhibitors).

Reply:The expo will select a group of premium service providers in the industries for the exhibitors to selectto facilitate the participation. The name list and the contacts will be released on the expo’s official website and through other channels. Please stay tuned.

Reply:National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (NECC) has hosted a wealth of large expos with huge flow of visitors in a safe and orderly manner, such as China International Medical Equipment Fair and Auto Shanghai.As of now, the venue may receive 197,000 visitors at the maximum in a single day.