Its purpose is to encourage foreign trade in Northeast Asia, promote international brands, and consumer goods and the Jilin economy, the official Chinese media has said.
The expo brings in both Chinese and overseas merchants to its 30,000-squaremeter site with 1,100 booths and five main halls, one for goods from the DPRK, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Russia, such as electronics, textiles, foodstuff, daily goods, special cultural items; another for goods from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan and from abroad, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan , Europe, and the US; a third is for goods from Jilin and other provinces; a fourth for electronic business service; and one for recreational and health care items. There is also an area for business talks.
To maintain standards, the expo has strict requirements for participants in hygiene, licensing, trademarks, and other documents. Chinese participants are expected to be able to handle online sales and guarantees on their products, especially foodstuff.
The organizers say that preparations are going well and that about 600 companies from Taiwan, HK, and Macao, and the ROK, DPRK, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, and Thailand have registered and will be bringing tens of thousands of products in light industry, foodstuffs, image and branding, arts and crafts, home supplies, medical instrument, and other areas.
The organizers are the China-Northeast Asia Expo secretariat, China 's Commerce Ministry foreign trade development council, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade - Jilin branch, and the China Chamber of International Commerce - Jilin branch.