Rio Grande do Sul, the “Granary of Brazil”, Intends to Seek Business Opportunities at CISCE
Source：China News Network Release time：2023-11-14
News from CNS, Sao Paulo, Nov. 3 (Reported by Lin Chunyin) - “China is the largest trading partner for Brazil and for State of Rio Grande do Sul as well, and CISCE will make Rio Grande do Sul and China even closer”, said Evaldo Junior, Director of the Department of Trade Promotion and International Affairs (DPCI) of the Secretariat of Economic Development of Rio Grande do Sul, during an interview with the CNS journalist on November 3.
The first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE) will be held in Beijing from November 28 to December 2. At more than 400 booths that have been identified, five major supply chains will be featured as highlights, i.e., green agriculture, smart vehicle, clean energy, digital technology, and healthy life.
According to Junior, a number of large-sized agricultural enterprises in Rio Grande do Sul will participate in the CISCE in China. Currently, the investment promotion work has been completed, and these enterprises are preparing for the trip to China.
Located in Southern Brazil and with its capital based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul is the largest grain production base in Brazil and is thus hailed as the “Granary of Brazil”. According to Junior, China’s imports from Rio Grande do Sul have exceeded USD4.7 billion for now, mainly involving chicken, pork, beef, soybean, soybean oil, tobacco, leather, fur and other products. In addition, China has established a wide range of investment projects including infrastructure in Rio Grande do Sul.
Junior has noticed that the first CISCE highlights digital empowerment, which will match the information of exhibitors and purchasers through precise portrait and intelligent search in light of country, chain, industry, exhibit and purchase demand, among others. “This will help our vast market find Chinese partners in a more rapid and effective manner.”
Since the Expodireto Cotrijal International Agribusiness Fair will be held in Rio Grande do Sul next year, Junior is making a big push to attract investment from China. “The Brazil-China trade relations will develop further”, he told the journalist. This largest agribusiness fair in South America is also the origin of Brazil’s no-tillage technology. The fair will promote the transformation of Brazil from a major grain importer to a major grain exporter, and its spillover effect will definitely attract more Chinese enterprises for cooperation.
China and Brazil are not only embarking on a fast track of agricultural cooperation but also looking forward to cooperation in more fields. According to Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Zhu Qingqiao, the cooperation with Rio Grande do Sul in the next stage will focus on infrastructure, energy, telecommunication, innovation, agricultural and green transformation, and other fields.
According to Eduardo Leite, Governor of Rio Grande do Sul, the state attaches great importance to developing cooperation with China and expects to closely connect with China in such fields as agriculture, new energy, high-tech and talent training. Additionally, it will provide supportive and facilitation policies to welcome more Chinese enterprises to invest here.