• Export to China

    Export to China Week: November 8 – 12, 2021
    Dear Illinois Exporters,
    In November 2021 the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) will organize Export to China week to help Illinois exporters do business in this important market.
    The purpose is to continue to assist Illinois-based exporters to sell products and services to the Chinese market. In spite of the challenges of the worldwide pandemic, Illinois exports continue to grow. The OTI strives to provide a virtual alternative to the in-person export promotions to help continue this trend. Illinois companies are encouraged to take advantage of this great service to promote exports.
    Three programs are highlighted below and are on a first come first serve basis.
    To register email Zhigang Ren at Zhigang.Ren@Illinois.gov 
    We look forward to seeing you.
    Margo Markopoulos
    Director, Office of Trade and Investment
    For more information on the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Trade and Investment (OTI)…
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    B2B Matchmaking – Deadline to apply – September 30
    • Virtual meetings with buyers, distributors, agents
    • When: Individual appointments all week
    • To apply: Please contact Zhigang Ren at Zhigang.Ren@Illinois.gov
    Webinar: Logistical solutions for exporting to the Asia-Pacific region  
    Fireside Chat
    • Hear directly from Illinois manufacturers who successfully entered the Chinese mark
    • When: November 10, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Registration link: https://bit.ly/3hEd3G1
    Total Trade Between Illinois and China in 2020
    • Illinois exports to China totaled $3 billion in 2020
    • China is Illinois’ 5th largest export market
    • Illinois ranks 11th among the 50 U.S. states in exports to China
    2022 Upcoming Trade Shows
    • IE Expo, April 20 – 22 Shanghai
    • China AID, May 31 – June 2 Shanghai
    For information about how to apply contact Zhigang Ren at Zhigang.Ren@Illinois.gov