Food takes largest share in Ningbo's imports from CEEC
Customs officials check the wine imported to Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo provided by Ningbo Customs]
Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province has become an increasingly preferred destination for commodity exports from Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) in recent years, and food takes the largest share.
Taking milk products from Poland as an example, statistics show that Ningbo imported around 512.9 metric tons worth 6.42 million yuan ($928,000) in the first four months of this year. The value increased by a factor of 1.5 compared with a year earlier.
Red wine is also popular among local residents in Ningbo. Most of the CEEC have established booths in the Ningbo Imported Commodity Center, and many have red wines on display.
As the partnership between China and CEEC grows increasingly closer since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed, more and more commodities from CEEC have entered Ningbo citizens' lives.
The city's imports from CEEC totaled 74,000 metric tons from January to April, up 8.4 percent year on year, with the value hitting 920 million yuan.
The growth can be attributed to a series of measures released by Ningbo Customs to facilitate customs clearance for CEEC exports in recent years.