On Dec. 3, 2014, the 2014 CAAA International Communication and Cooperation Seminar was held as scheduled by the International Department at Landmark Hotel. About 45 people from 20 embassies and industry organizations of 10 countries, i.e. U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina attended the seminar. The seminar was presided over by International Department Director Ailin. Yin Chengwen, Deputy Secretary-General delivered the welcome speech. Chen Min of International Department gave a presentation on the achievement of international cooperation work of CAAA in 2014 and released CAAA??s conference plan and visiting plan for 2015. Director Liu Wentao of Exhibition Department introduced to the participants the historical course, achievements of China Animal Husbandry Expo, and the preparatory work made up till now of the 2015 CAHE. Nick Coyle, General Manager of China-Australia Chamber of commerce delivered a presentation on the impact of pork, beef, mutton, sheep wool, and live animal trade by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
After the presentations, free discussions were carried out to listen to the suggestions from the participants on CAAA's work and explore potential international cooperation program. Lu Xinshi, president of China Grassland Association, Xu Shangzhong, president of China Cattle Industry Association, Wu Aiguo, Vice Secretary-General of China Swine Industry Association voiced their views on the impact of China-Australia FTA on Grassland industry, cattle industry and swine industry respectively. Laure ELSAESSER, Senior Trade Advisor of Embassy of France, Hernan Anibal Viola, Agricultural Officer of Embassy of Argentina, Joy Tang, China Manager of Meat and Livestock Australia, Jianwen Liu, Director of USMEF Beijing Representative Office, Lao Jiuchi, Chief Representative China of Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Guo Lisheng, Researcher of China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association put forward their own proposals on CAAA's international work and ideas on the FTA. The delegates also agreed to strengthen cooperation and liaison with CAAA in 2015.
Finally, Vice Secretary-General Liu Qiangde gave the concluding remarks. He thanked the conference participants for their support for CAAA. Mr. Liu also expressed that CAAA is ready to help the foreign companies and industry organizations to strengthen cooperation on research, investment and trade in China and help the domestic companies to explore the international market through the Eurotier, SPACE, IPPE, WESTERN AGRIBITION platforms. Also, he expressed his hope to carry out technology training program on swine industry, cattle industry and poultry industry to foster the development of livestock industry together.
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