Shanghai, China (ANTARA News) - As many as 36 Indonesian companies are participating in the China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) in Shanghai held on October 5-10, 2018.

Among the 36 companies were large-scale ones such as Mayora Indofood, Sekar Laut, and Kapal Api, according information collected by Antara, here, Sunday.

The Indonesian companies participating at the largest import exhibition in China are mostly engaged in food and beverage industry, including swallow nests and its derivative products which are favored by Chinese people, as well as palm oil.

In addition to the 36 companies, there are 19 other Indonesian companies participating in the exhibition, including those which are exploring opportunities for exports to China.

The Indonesian Ambassador to China, Djauhari Oratmangun, hoped that the companies and associations participated in Shanghai exhibition could be better known in China and would have significant transactions.

"Of course we also hope to boost Indonesia`s exports to China. Especially with the status of the country of honor at CIIE, we hope there will be a lot of visitors coming to the Indonesian Pavilion," the ambassador said.

Through CIIE the Chinese government loosens its import policy. At the event the Chinese Ministry of Finance cuts tariffs for certain imported products.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Panjaitan and Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukito are scheduled to attend the event which is held in the richest city in China.

A week before the CIIE is held, security in Shanghai City is tightened. The number of security personnel, and protocols at airports, train stations, hotels and other vital objects is doubled.

The passengers checking at Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport using metal detectors is usually carried out once. Towards the international event, this procedure is conducted twice, namely, at the departure main door and the passenger`s identity card checkpoint.

Similarly, hotels in Shanghai are using metal detectors for every visitor when entering the building.

The atmosphere of CIIE can be seen in strategic places with light blue banners and mascots displayed at various places.

A giant e-commerce, Alibaba Group has launched the Indonesian Pavilion which showcases a number of superior products from Indonesia. These products are sold in an online sales platform, Tmall Global`s.

Reporting by M. Irfan Ilmie
Editing by Libertina Widya Ambari

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