Guangzhou hosts anti-epidemic supplies expo

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A face mask machine is displayed at an international medical protective supplies fair  in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, June 10, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

An expo of products meant for epidemic control that opened in Guangzhou on Wednesday aims to connect Chinese producers with global buyers.

More than 600 enterprises are participating in the two-day international expo held in a 36,000-square-meter exhibition hall in the capital of Guangdong Province, organizers said. It is expected to draw more than 6,000 visitors, mostly potential buyers.

Chinese companies are displaying everything from facial masks, non-woven fabrics, to high-tech products like rapid detection kits and epidemic control robots at the event.

Officials said it is the first exhibition in Guangzhou that hasn't been held online since the COVID-19 outbreak.

"It not only assists the global fight against the epidemic, but also helps related industries grasp opportunities amid complicated foreign trade," said Yang Yong, director of the Guangzhou branch of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

Ronnie Almeida, chair of the South China-Ecuador Chamber of Commerce, said his team has bought 700,000 masks and 50,000 detection kits in China. He plans to expand their purchase list at the event to facilitate resumption of work in Ecuador.

Organizers have promised to assist foreign buyers with customs clearance and delivery of epidemic control supplies, taking advantage of an international distribution center located in Guangzhou's Nansha free-trade zone.

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