As if the world wide recession wasn’t enough to contend with, the Chinese tyres industry is having to deal with the effects of the US governments decision to slap hefty tariffs on their imported tyres.
It must have been a hot topic of conversation for more than 6,000 visitors who attended the seventh CITEXPO 2009, which was held in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.
The turnout of exhibitors was strong and although the worldwide demand for tyres has declined since last year, the show must have been a success because 85 per cent of next year’s exhibition space has already been booked, according to the organisers.
Three hundred exhibitors displayed their wares at the show, including Cooper Tire & Rubber Co, Cemb and other firms.
Reliable International Exhibition Services Co. Ltd, the show’s organizers, report that 190 of those exhibitors have agreed to participate in CITEXPO 2010, which will be held Sept. 8-10, 2010, in Shanghai.
Around 2,100 of the 6,000-plus visitors to the exhibition were from outside of China, representing 83 countries in all.
The aim of the event is to deliver a high quality and effective trade platform for the worldwide tyre industry.
The exhibit profile of CITEXPO ranges from the material and machinery of producing a tyre to the variant types of tyre products and aftermarket services and equipments.
For foreign traders, it is a doorwy to the biggest market place in the world for Chinese tyre and related products.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team