President of Brazil China Chamber of Commerce and Industry Charles Tang. (Photo: YouTube/aprosojamt)
Good prospects for trade with China
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 16:30 (GMT + 9)
President of Brazil China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIBC), Charles Tang, said that there are good business opportunities between the Brazilian state of Pará and the Asian country.
During a meeting in this state, the official stressed the key role that the Chamber has had over 30 years in the business approach, in the reduction of cultural differences, in boosting the balance of trade, in exports and the implementation of projects that generate jobs for Brazilian and Chinese people.
In addition, Tang stated that Pará is a 'brother state' of China's Shandong Province, which is the most prosperous of the Asian country, and therefore should receive differential treatment.
He also stressed that northern Brazil has great potential to increase exports, especially from 2014, when Panama Channel expansion will be opened.
This construction will reduce the distance between the Brazilian north coast and Asian markets, Pará news agency reported.
"This power of influence should not be wasted on the part of Pará", he added.
Tang is sure that Panama Channel expansion will boost projects for port modernization and construction; and fishing-aquaculture sector will benefit from Chinese investment and technology, even in deep water.
The leader invited the Government of Pará to sign an agreement on scientific and cultural exchange between the University of Pará (UEPA) and Chinese state-owned universities.
Meanwhile, the president of the Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Pará (FAEPA), Carlos Xavier, pointed out during the meeting the actions and environmental concerns of the entity in order to make Pará a world food exporter.
For her part, Assistant Secretary of SEICOM, Maria Amelia Enriquez, spoke of the state's potential in the field of flora biodiversity.
The head of the Special Secretariat of Economic Development and Production Incentive (SEDIP), Sidney Rosa, thanked the support provided by Tang to strengthen relations between Pará and China.
By Analia Murias