CNMC Hosts Import Promotion Conference and Procurement Signing Ceremony

Source:CNMC        Date:2018-11-13

On Nov.7, 2018, CNMC hosted the Import Promotion Conference and Procurement Signing Ceremony on the sidelines of the first CIIE. This is CNMC’s pragmatic move to implement the spirit of the keynote speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the opening ceremony, also the substantial action taken by CNMC to follow the requirement by Mr. Xiao Yaqing, the Chairman of SASAC, to strengthen international cooperation and also the practice to expand trade business of CNMC and strengthen international cooperation.

Mr. Wang Tongzhou, Chairman and President of CNMC, Zhao Jiasheng, Vice Chairman of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, Kayula Siame, Permanent Secretary of Zambia's Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, and Jeremy Weir, CEO of Trafigura, attended the signing ceremony and delivered speeches. Zambian Ambassador to China Winnie N. Chibesakunda, the councilor of Kazakhstan Embassy in China Valikhan Sarsembekov, Director General Xu Aibo of Bureau of International Cooperation of SASAC, leaders from CECEP, NORINCO Group and friends from the media participated in the Signing Ceremony. The signing ceremony was chaired by Mr. Yan Diyong, Vice-president of CNMC.

In his speech, Chairman Wang Tongzhou said that CNMC is an influential importer of copper and an important player in trade in China's nonferrous metal industry. Our trade covers not only nonferrous metals, black and precious metals, but also agricultural products, chemical products, and high-end equipment for mining construction and smelting. Our trade network covers more than 40 countries worldwide, with an average annual trade volume of more than 50 billion RMB and an average annual import volume of more than 1 billion US dollars. Facing the future, CNMC will earnestly implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's important speech at the first CIIE. In accordance with the deployment and requirements of SASAC, CNMC will uphold the concept of openness, sincerity and mutual benefit and abide by international business rules when expanding its trade, diversifying trade brands and improving trade quality so as to deepen international trade cooperation in a wider, deeper and higher level.

In his speech, Vice-chairman Mr. Zhao Jiasheng said that China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association will continue to support nonferrous metal enterprises including CNMC to carry out more extensive and in-depth economic and trade cooperation with business partners from all over the world, to discuss major plans, build platforms, share achievements, jointly maintain and develop open world economy so as to make people across the world enjoy the dividends of world economic development and feel happy.

In her speech, the PS of Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry from Zambia said that global trade is the direction of future development and that CIIE provides an important platform for cooperation throughout the world. As one of the excellent enterprises in China, CNMC has formed good investment and cooperation relationship with Zambia. We look forward to more and more Chinese enterprises following the footprints of CNMC and investing in Zambia so as to create a better future for Zambia.

In his speech, Jeremy Weir, CEO of Trafigura said that for a long time, CNMC and Trafigura have maintained a good cooperative relationship. Taking this Expo as a platform, the two sides have conducted in-depth discussions and will further expand their cooperation. He also hopes that bilateral cooperation will bear more fruits in the future and create mutual benefit and win-win results.

Witnessed by the participants, the subsidiaries of CNMC, Daye Nonferrous Metals Group, China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., CNMC International Trading Co., Ltd. signed 8 types of procurement agreements with 13 internationally famous companies, which fully demonstrates CNMC’s resolve to strengthen international cooperation and promote trade and import.


CNMC Chairman delivered a speech in the ceremony.  

Vice-chairman of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Mr. Zhao Jiasheng delivered a speech.  

 The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia delivered a speech.

  Jeremy Weir, CEO of Trafigura, delivered a speech 

 CNMC vice-president, Mr. Yan Diyong chaired the conference.

Daye Nonferrous Metals Group was signing the procurement agreement with Trafigura.

NFC was signing the procurement agreement with ABB.

CNMC-CNIT was signing the procurement agreement with its partners.



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