A direct-sale center for imported goods has just opened in Shanghai Free Trade City in Jiuting, Songjiang. It is one of the display and selling platforms launched for the first China International Import Expo.
The center, covering more than 3,000 square meters, sells food and beverage, mother and baby products, health care products, cosmetics and home appliances that are mainly imported from New Zealand and Australia.
“It is very convenient to shop for quality goods from Australia and New Zealand in the neighborhood,” said a resident surnamed Xu when picking children snacks with his wife.
To serve the Belt and Road initiative as well as the first China import expo, Shanghai Hongqiao Air Transport and Warehouse Co Ltd has set up the Free Trade City, a one-station public service platform for cross-border trade.
It was built at the cost of 250 million yuan (US$36 million) and has a 68,000-square-meter area serving for bonded warehousing, product display and experience and after-sale service.