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Bahamas-China (Yiwu) Trade Cooperation Forum Recap | August 8th, 2022

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between The Bahamas and China. In the interest of building a platform of cooperation between the Bahamian business community and China, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation supported the Bahamas-China (Yiwu) Virtual Trade Cooperation Forum that was scheduled for Monday, 8 August 2022 at 8:30 pm via Zoom.

Yiwu city of Zhejiang province is widely known as the capital of small commodities in the world, and maintains close trade relations with more than 230 countries and regions. Yiwu International Small Commodities Fair, well-known as Yiwu Fair, enjoys a worldwide reputation, attracting more than 200,000 professional visitors and tens of thousands of purchasers from all over the world every year. Millions of people also participate in the Fair online. There’s much economic complementarity to be tapped between The Bahamas and Yiwu.

The Forum was attended online by representatives of government departments, companies and media of both sides. There was opportunities for Q & A and direct exchanges between companies of both sides.

Keynote Speakers for the event were Senator Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Mr. Wang Wei, Vice Mayor of Yiwu.

Below are copies of the presentations and speeches from the event that are available for download.