Participants communicate at the the Matchmaking Meeting on United Nations and International Public Procurement for Africa in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 28. [Photo/chinanews.com]
About 200 Chinese enterprises participated in the Matchmaking Meeting on United Nations and International Public Procurement for Africa in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 28.
Sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Zhejiang Provincial Committee and the local government of Jinhua, the meeting was part of the 2022 China (Zhejiang) China-Africa Economic and Trade Forum and China-Africa Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Week.
Guests participated in the meeting, included officials from UN affiliates such as the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Office for Project Services China Affairs Office.
Representatives from local enterprises talked to guests online and looked for business opportunists with the UN.
The UN, as the world's largest intergovernmental international organization, purchases a wide range of products. In 2021, the UN's global procurement scale was $29.6 billion, among which $1.73 billion was made in China. China has become the third largest supplier of UN procurement.
Officials from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Jinhua Municipal Committee said that Jinhua, as a city revolving around manufacturing, is expected to meet the UN's procurement requirements.
The committee will continue to help local businessmen involved in industries such as healthcare, small commodity manufacturing, hardware tools, textiles and clothing, and outdoor equipment, participate in the UN and international public procurement.
So far, more than 260 companies in Jinhua have registered as suppliers to the UN, with a bidding amount of over $100 million US dollars and a winning bid amount of about 60 million US dollars, accounting for about 10 percent of the country's total winning bids.