Azerbaijan’s second Wine House in China has opened in Shanghai, Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry said in a message.
Azerbaijan’s Wine House located in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, which is the International Trading Operation Center (ITOC) of Shanghai, will host exhibitions, wholesale and retail sales, as well as product tasting.
In Azerbaijan’s Wine House, there are more than 120 types of grape and fruit wines, other alcohol beverages, fruit distillates produced by Azerbaijani companies.
Speaking at an event timed to the opening of Azerbaijan’s Wine House, Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev noted that the successful development of Azerbaijani-Chinese relations based on mutual respect and friendship was gratifying.
He stressed the importance of political will, mutual high-level visits and agreements reached by the heads of two states in strengthening relations between the countries.
It was noted that Azerbaijan attached great importance to the expansion of economic ties with China, as well as to the implementation of mutually beneficial joint projects.
Cooperation in the trade sector is one of the important areas of economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and China, Mustafayev said, noting that in 2017 the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 20% and China ranked fourth in the foreign trade turnover of Azerbaijan.
The countries are carrying out comprehensive measures to further expand trade cooperation, the Trade Representation of Azerbaijan operates in China, a trade delegation was organized to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Urumqi in order to promote Azerbaijani products and the Made in Azerbaijan brand in China.
Besides, Azerbaijan’s Trade House was opened in Luzhou city, and Azerbaijan’s Wine House was opened in Urumqi city, products made in Azerbaijan are presented at various international exhibitions in China.
The minister said that the export of Azerbaijani wines to China, distinguished by their special taste and high quality, would be increased.
He noted that Azerbaijani wines received the highest award at the International Wine Challenge in June in Shanghai. It was reported that the first Azerbaijan’s Wine House abroad was opened in September in China, Urumqi. Azerbaijan’s trade houses and wine houses are planned to be created in other regions of China as well.
Deputy General Manager of the Shanghai company Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Group Co Ltd. Zhang Hao said in his speech that the Azerbaijani-Chinese relations were successfully developing in various fields.
Azerbaijan’s Wine House opened in Shanghai will not only contribute to the development of trade and economic relations, but will also play a significant role in terms of promoting Azerbaijani products among Chinese buyers, he noted.
Then the participants of the event familiarized themselves with Azerbaijan’s Wine House. Representatives of companies represented in the Wine House informed about wines and other alcoholic beverages.
The Azerbaijani delegation also visited the Direct Imported Goods (DIG) sales center.
The sale of Azerbaijani wines and other alcoholic beverages has already started in the DIG of the Shanghai ITOC. (Trend/Business World Magazine)