On the morning of November 28th, the CHEXPO ASEAN 2018 hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products was grandly opened at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center in Indonesia.
Zhou Haolin, Indonesian Ambassador to China, Wang Liping, minister of Business Administration of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, Ms. Dra Nur Ratih, Cosmetics Department of Health of Indonesia traditional Pharmaceutical, Tan Shufu, counsellor of the Chinese Mission to ASEAN, Yu Yuling, counsellor of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Indonesia, Lin Wenguang, president of the Indian-Chinese Business Council, Jia Guoyong, deputy director of the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce, Zhang Jinxiong, executive vice president of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Zhou Hui, president of Chinese Medical and Health Care products importers and exporters, Sugihadi Hadiwinoto, cultural counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, Zhou Bin, counsellor of the National Acupuncture and moxibustion Association of Indonesia, Juliana Tjandra, president of the Indonesian National Acupuncture Association, Liu Fudong, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Hospital Association, Boedi Iliadi, president of the Indonesian Chinese Medicines Association, Ji Guozhang, chairman of the Indonesian Chinese Medicine Association, Ibu Wiwin Wismaprihatin, director of the Production Standards Division of Indonesian Drug Administration, Bai Songji, general manager of Indonesia National Convention and Exhibition Corporation, Fredrik Nyberg, CEO of Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association, Chen Lifa, president of Singapore China Healthcare Products Association, Lin Longfa, vice president of Malaysian Chinese Medicine Health Food Chamber of Commerce, and Cai Bin, executive vice president of Thailand Physician General Assembly, attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Wang Liping from the business affairs office of the Chinese embassy in Indonesia, said in his speech that China and Indonesia have conducted fruitful cooperation in many fields and China has been Indonesia’s largest trading partner for many years in a row. The two countries have great cooperation space and potential in the fields of the medical and health, which concerns the welfare of the general public. As the world’s fourth largest country with population and the largest economy in ASEAN, Indonesia has maintained economic growth at a rate of 5% in recent years. The middle class has been constantly expanding, whether consumers, hospitals or research institutes, the demands for medical devices, medical consumables and other fields have grown steadily and the market has continued to expand. Indonesia has a huge market demand for medical products. Most medical devices and medical consumables are dependent on imports. However, after decades of development, China’s medical and health industry has formed a relatively obvious industrial advantage to provide competitive products. Cooperation between the two countries in this field can realize mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. The China Medical Health (Indonesia) Brand Exhibition is a professional exhibition organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China complying with the demand of cooperation between the two countries. As the first exhibition hosted by the Ministry of Commerce overseas with the theme of health products and medical products, it fully illustrates the importance attached by the Chinese government and enterprises to Indonesia, and the urgent desire to strengthen cooperation in the medical and health industries between the two countries.
Wang Liping, counsellor of the Business Affairs Office of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, made a speech.
Jia Guoyong, deputy director of the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce, said at the opening ceremony that this year marks the fifth anniversary of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Indonesia. In the past five years, the high-level association between the two countries have reached a new heat, the development strategy has entered a new stage, pragmatic cooperation has achieved new achievements, humanities communications have opened a new chapter, and international cooperation has reached new heights. The comprehensive strategic partnership between Indonesia and Indonesia has been deepening and has entered a new stage of rapid development. With the further development of the medical and health industry between the two countries, the demand for health of the people of the two continues to increase, and cooperation in the field of medical and health has become a major highlight in bilateral economic and trade relations. The China Medical Health (Indonesia) Brand Exhibition can not only help Indonesian visitors to know and understand Chinese brands, but also help Chinese companies understand Indonesia’s market demand, superior products and services, and promote the communication and cooperation between the two countries in the health field.
Jia Guoyong, deputy director of the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce, made a speech.
In his opening speech, Zhou Hui, president of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products, said that Indonesia is the largest economy in ASEAN and the first country to propose “The Belt and Road” put forward by China. Visionary universal health insurance plan in Indonesia will continue to push forward the booming development of the Indonesian medical industry, bring infinite development chances and further enable Indonesia to play an important role in promoting economic growth in the ASEAN regions. China is the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world, and China, like Indonesia, is continually promoting the improvement of people’s health and well-being. The “Healthy China 2030 Strategy” is pushing forward innovative health solutions to meet the demands of consumers. China and Indonesia will join hands to become a good example of China-ASEAN cooperation in the field of health care.
Zhou Hui, president of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products, delivered a speech
Lin Wenguang, Chairman of the India-China Business Council
Zhou Haoli, Indonesian Ambassador to China
The exhibition will last for three days and a total of 103 enterprises attend it, including 101 enterprises from 20 provinces / municipalities in China and 2 enterprises from Indonesia, with an area of more than 3000 square meters. The exhibits involve three major themes: traditional Chinese medicines, health care products, medical products and home nursing and care, containing traditional medicines, traditional health products, functional products, organic foods, home rehabilitation and care, maternal and infant products, health care products, medical consumables, diagnostic equipment, laboratory equipment and consumables, etc. The organizers also establish a medical service area in the museum, covering health management, acupuncture and massage, health care and pension, e-commerce and third-party certification services. The visitors can experience the rich and profound Chinese medicine culture at the exhibition site while understanding the exhibition.
Before the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Zhou Hui, president of the China Medical Insurance Chamber of Commerce, and Sugihadi Hadiwinoto, president of the Indonesian Medical Device and Laboratory Equipment Association, in the presence of Indonesian Ambassador to China Zhou Haoli and other Chinese and foreign guests, signed a memorandum of cooperation to promote bilateral medical device trade and strengthen communications and cooperation between the two countries in the medical device industry in the country.
As the first major exhibition held by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on the theme of health products and medical products, the exhibition will bring together the most advanced information of the big health industry chain, based on the traditional medicine and medical products market in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, and gather Chinese brand enterprises and high quality products. Among them, China International Pharmaceutical & Health Co., Ltd., China Pharmaceutical Health Industry Co., Ltd., Steady Medical (Huanggang) Co., Ltd., Yangzijiang Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Ai Rongda Health Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Mindray Biomedical Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Kaili Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Huihong International Group Medicine & Health Products Import & Export Co., Ltd., Aojiahua Intelligent Health Technology Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai Medicine & Health Products Import & Export Co., Ltd., Guangdong Yangcheng Health Industry Group Co., Ltd., Suzhou Hengxiang Import & Export Co., Ltd., Hefei Telijie Sanitary Materials Co., Ltd., Xiamen Yujinyu Group Co., Ltd., etc., more than 100 well-known enterprises in the international market will show their products with advantages on the exhibition site.
In addition to the abundant exhibits, many wonderful and professional conference forums will be hold, which contains the development trend of the Indonesian and ASEAN health care industry, the cooperation opportunities of the China-ASEAN medical and health industry under the framework of the Healthy Silk Road, traditional plant medicine, opportunities for cooperation in medicines and health products, and China-ASEAN medical device industry cooperation and case sharing, etc. Pragmatic and precise trade and investment business activities such as medical device business matching meeting, traditional medicine and health care product enterprise counterpart meeting, as well as abundant home care and traditional medical experience activities will also be hold at the exhibition site. The sponsors have invited the responsible person of Indonesian chain pharmacies, direct selling companies, e-commerce platforms, importers, agents, buyers, hospitals, clinics and other institutions to attend business negotiations.
As a grand event in the field of health between China and Indonesia, this exhibition aims to promote the communication, cooperation and mutual benefit between China and Indonesia in the medical and health industry. A booth is specially set up for local enterprises in Indonesia. During the whole exhibition, there will be bird’s nest, JAMU and other Indonesian specialty products on display all day long. In addition, special promotion activities for Indonesian product are arranged in the B2B docking area for Chinese companies to conduct procurement. Many Chinese exhibitors expressed their willingness to import characteristic products from Indonesia.
President Zhou said that Indonesia has rich resources of traditional medicine and medical treatment. Many products are very popular in the Chinese market with great demand. Good trade complementarities have been formed and investment cooperation has become more frequent. In recent years, Indonesia’s economy has developed steadily and rapidly, its population has grown. Its pharmaceutical industry has great potential, which has become one of the important driving forces of Indonesia’s economic growth. For China, a country with developed traditional pharmaceutical industry, Indonesia and even Southeast Asia have great market potential for traditional medicine. In addition, markets in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia have rigid demand for medical dressing consumables, and imports are highly dependent. As the largest producer and exporter of medical consumables in the world, China has obvious industrial advantages and strong product competitiveness, which is complementary to the markets of Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia. With the continuous development of China and Indonesia economy and society, the people of the two countries are increasingly eager for health and a better life. It is time to strengthen cooperation and communications for the medical and medical products and the traditional health industry that benefit the health and well-being of the people of the two countries.
With the joint efforts of the two countries, the current relations between China and Indonesia have entered the fast lane of development, among which economic and trade is one of the most active and fruitful areas of cooperation between the two countries. Especially in recent years, China-Indonesia economic and trade cooperation has achieved fruitful results. The scope of cooperation has been constantly expanded, and the level of cooperation has been continuously improved. China has become Indonesia’s largest trading partner for seven years in a row, and the trade balance between the two countries has continued to improve. Data show that bilateral trade increased by 28% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. In the past 10 years, the import and export amount of China-ASEAN medical products has grown steadily year by year, increasing from 2.35 billion US dollars in 2008 to 8.27 billion US dollars in 2017.