7th Annual Chinese New Year Shopping Festival ¨C Kunming
On January 28, the ATO attended the Shopping Festival in Kunming at Kunming International Conventional Center, seeking to build relationships with existing and new contacts interested in importing, distributing, and retail promotion of U.S. food. The ATO identified only a few, imported wines from Europe but none from the United States at the show. American almonds and pistachios were widely available. The ATO also noticed cashews advertised as U.S.-origin in one vendor¡¯s booth as well as non-U.S.-origin oranges advertised as ¡°American¡±. At the show, the ATO received trade leads for dry fruit, baby food, health supplements, and wine. Roasted coffee also appeared to be a strong prospect for U.S. exports.