On the afternoon of February 3rd, the Malaysia-China (Lanzhou) Agricultural Products Online Trade Exchange Matchmaking Meeting, was held by Lanzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, and by video. 92 Malaysian enterprises and 25 local enterprises including Lanzhou International Plateau Summer Vegetables Non-staple Food Procurement Center participated in the exchange matchmaking meeting.
The in-depth promotion of the “One Belt And One Road” initiative has brought unlimited business opportunities to the economic and trade cooperation of the countries and regions along the routes. Lanzhou, as an important node city along the “One Belt And One Road” routes and a frontier passageway opening to the west, has a largest railway marshalling yard in western China, a comprehensive large-scale transport airport and an international air port. In recent years, Lanzhou comprehensive bonded zone and Gansu (Lanzhou) international land port have developed rapidly. There are 9 designated import ports for importing carloads, fruits, and frozen fresh seafood products. Up to now, there are 12 international cargo airlines, including Lanzhou-Lahore, Lanzhou-Dubai and Lanzhou-Bangkok airlines, as well as 4 international block trains including China-Europe, Central-Asia and South-Asia highway-railway combined transport and a new international land and sea trade route. Lanzhou has become a trade channel, a logistics hub and an industrial base of inland China facing Central Asia, South Asia and West Asia countries by virtue of its unique geographical advantages and ever-expanding logistics throughput capacity. Relevant statistics show that in 2020, the trade volume between Gansu Province and Malaysia has reached RMB 340 million, among which the import and export volume between Lanzhou City and Malaysia has reached 270 million yuan.
The purpose of this Malaysia-China (Lanzhou) Agricultural Products Online Trade Exchange Matchmaking Meeting is to further strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between Malaysia and Lanzhou, to promote bilateral agricultural product trade, and to build a cooperation platform for enterprises in the two places. 92 enterprise representatives such as Malaysia Bosch Oil Co., Ltd., Malaysia MBG Fruit Co., Ltd., and 25 local high-quality agricultural products and logistics enterprises such as Lanzhou International Plateau Summer Vegetables Non-staple Food Procurement Center and Gansu Kangyuan Modern Agriculture Co., Ltd., participated in the communication and discussed related business cooperation. At the exchange meeting on the same day, Lanzhou International Plateau Summer vegetables non-staple food Procurement Center and Malaysia Top Fruits Sdn Bhd have reached a preliminary cooperation intention.