The president of the Gran Canaria Island Council (Cabildo), Antonio Morales, and representatives of the Best in Gran Canaria initiative, driven by the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria, welcomed a delegation of Chinese companies who are in Gran Canaria to study the possibility of setting up a large centre on the island for the distribution of products to Africa and marketing local agro-food products in China.
The six Asian companies that participated in the visit showed interest in Gran Canaria, on account of its ideal strategic location, tax benefits, services offered at the Arinaga Free Zone, good connectivity and other advantages Gran Canaria offers, which were outlined at an event with representatives of Best in Gran Canaria.
The Chinese delegation was led by representatives of the Juerui Group, a trade platform with its headquarters in Shanghai that imports agro-food products from Spain into China and which already operates in Madrid, Murcia and Navarra. Kumming Food Service, Guangdong Yingmei, Shanghai Industrial, Wuhan Airport Bonded Zone and China Ocean Shipping are the other five companies that formed part of this trade mission.
The Councillor for Economic Development of the Cabildo, Raúl García Brink, explained that this project represents a “unique opportunity” to turn the islands into a “logistics and trade distribution centre to attract more Chinese companies”.