Local exporters participate at the 2023 China International Import Expo

Suva, Fiji.  Three Fiji based exporters including Pleass Global Limited, Frezco Beverages, and Zonah United are thrilled to participate in the sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE) currently underway in Shanghai, China.

The CIIE, held annually, represents a significant opportunity for these companies to explore new business prospects and create enduring partnerships with Chinese customers.

Pleass Global Limited, renowned for being the bottlers of VaiWai and AquaSafe Natural Artesian water, is all set to showcase their premium product offerings at the sixth China International Import Expo.

Their participation in this event will mark a pivotal moment in their pursuit of expansion into the Chinese market, aiming to deliver their exceptional products to a wider global audience.

Cate Pleass, Director of Pleass Global Limited, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming CIIE.

“We are truly excited to introduce our world-class natural artesian water to the Chinese market. This opportunity holds great promise for us, and we look forward to forging new partnerships and making a significant impact at the expo,” mentioned Pleass.

Another first-time participant in the CIIE, Frezco Beverages Fiji, is eagerly looking forward to showcasing their exceptional range of beverages and exploring avenues for expanding their presence in China – particularly for their Aqua Pacific premium natural artesian water and Fijian Noni product range.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Altaaf Jamal conveyed his anticipation for the event.

“Participating in the China International Import Expo is a landmark moment for us. We are prepared to introduce our unique, high-quality beverages to the Chinese market and are confident that this event will open doors to exciting opportunities,” stated Jamal.

Local exporters Pleass Global Limited and Zonah United have been funded to participate in the CIIE 2023 as part of Investment Fiji’s strategic partnership with UNESCAP on Catalyzing Women’s Economic Entrepreneurship project.

Investment Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Chetty emphasized on the global significance of the event and Fiji’s enthusiasm for participating in an expo that brings together exhibitors from around the world.

“The CIIE is a premier global trade event and an international platform for mutually beneficial cooperation. Fiji is excited to be part of this prestigious event, which offers a unique opportunity to connect with businesses from all corners of the globe. We are confident that this will be a significant milestone in strengthening trade relations between Fiji and China,” highlighted Chetty.

“The sixth China International Import Expo is a remarkable platform for these businesses to showcase their products and build valuable connections in one of the world’s most dynamic markets,” he said.

With the support of Investment Fiji and their commitment to delivering exceptional products, the exporters are confident to make a lasting impact at the event.

Minister for Trade, Co-operatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Hon. Manoa Kamikamica who is also in China, delivered a special address at the 6th Hongqiao International Economic Forum on ‘Driving Green Investment and Trade to Jointly Build Global Eco-Civilization’  over the weekend.

Hon. Kamikamica visited the Fiji booth yesterday, signifying Government’s support for promoting local products and expanding trade relations with China.


For further information please contact: Shireen Lata | Manager Marketing and Communications | Investment Fiji | Phone: 3315988 or 9907964

About Investment Fiji: Investment Fiji is the Investment and Trade Promotion Agency of the Fijian Government. Link: https://www.investmentfiji.org.fj/