The Shanghai Pilot Free-Trade Zone has decided to open National Pavilions of EU member states, including Poland. The Pavilions will serve as exhibition spaces for consumer goods offered a.o. food, cosmetics, jewelry (particularly amber) and crafts.
The concept of the Pavilion is commercial. The fees include the work of a operator, who is obliged to organize promotional events and stimulate contacts between Polish and Chinese companies, as well as take care of sales, in which he is an intermediary. Participation in this initiative is an opportunity mostly for Polish companies looking for a distributor and have no representatives on the Chinese market.
Due to the placement of the Pavilion in the Free-Trade Zone the products are not subject to rigorous toll, sanitary and veterinary controls. Moreover, one may exhibit products with no certifications required by Chinese law. This is one of the main advantages of the Zone. Details are available here (in Polish).
The Pavilion will have 500 square meters and the annual cost of lease (in the first year) and decoration is 600 000 RMB (ca. 300 000 PLN, ca. 600 PLN per square meter per year).Additional costs include 36 000 RMB per month (ca. 18 000 PLN) in wages for personnel (to be split between exhibitors). These fees are preferential and will have to be confirmed in direct contact with Mr Alex Chu.
Interested companies can contact the following representatives of the Zone. First steps should include confirming the conditions of the offer and details of sending goods to China.
Or directly with the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Consulate General in Shanghai:
A presentation on the Polish National Pavilion, provided by the operator, is attached below.