Invitation Participate at the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites South African manufacturers of value-added export products to apply for participation at the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai, China. The expo marks the latest of a series of efforts to promote China as an open and free market. In the next five years, China is expecting to import products and services valued at more than 10 trillion U.S. dollars. CIIE 2018 attracted more than one million attendees hailing from 172 countries, regions and international organization and as well as more than 3,600 enterprises to showcase their products and services. More than 400,000 domestic and International buyers were present at the expo for business negotiations and purchase. For more information about CIIE 2019 visit the exhibition website at:

Dates: 05 – 10 November 2019

City: Shanghai, China

Companies will be screened and selected in line with the EMIA guidelines and market requirements.


For the approved companies, the dti will provide:

  • Accommodation (bed and breakfast only)
  • An economy-class return airfare up to a maximum of R17 000


Companies applying for EMIA funding for this mission need to complete and submit the EMIA application form and supporting documentation.

Application forms and guidelines can be accessed on

NB! The deadline for submission of applications forms is 15 July 2019.

Companies that are not eligible for EMIA funding are welcome to participate in these missions at their own expense.


All documents must be hand-delivered or couriered to:

Utangamiri – the dti Group House

EMIA Division Building A: G Ground Floor

77 Meintjies Street


Pretoria, 0002


For enquiries, contact:

Mr Mayanda Gawula

Tel: 012 394 1616



Ms Boitumelo Mokoana

el: 012 394 5186