Join the Norwegian Seafood Council at the CIIE 2019 for showcasing of new seafood products to China.

China International Import Expo 2019


On occasion of the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will join the Norwegian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and partners for a Norwegian Pavilion.

CIIE is an annual meeting place in Shanghai, first organized in 2018, with the objective of facilitating increasing trade and opening up for more imports to China.


The CIIE take place in Shanghai Tuesday 5 November – Sunday 10 November 2019. The Norwegian Pavilion will be placed in the exhibition hall for Food and Agriculture.

New products

CIIE has been referred to by the Chinese government as the arena for demonstrating of new products and species (not yet introduced or approved for the China market).

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has already started a dialog regarding new Norwegian species and products with the Chinese government. Representatives from NFSA will also participate at the CIIE.

NSC will take part in the Norwegian Pavilion, and is inviting Norwegian seafood exporters with new products aimed at the China market to join us for demonstrating at CIIE.


Send us an email by Friday 13 September confirming that your company would like to be part of the NSC participation at CIIE for demonstrating of new Norwegian seafood products.

The objective of participating in the CIIE is facilitate so that relevant Norwegian species for the China market can be showcased and demonstrated for possible future trade.


Travelers to China need a visa. If you need a visa invitation, please send the following information to NSC []:  

  • Full name (as in passport) 
  • Date of birth 
  • Passport number 
  • Period of travel (dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy) 
  • City to be visited
  • Entity responsible for the trip and expenses related to the trip

Once information has been submitted, NSC will return with an invitation letter to be attached to your visa application. We recommend applying for a visa well in advance. 

Contact NSC China director Victoria Braathen for questions about stand participation or CIIE 2019. Email or phone: + 47 913 44 035.

The Norwegian Pavilion at CIIE 2019 is coordinated by the Norwegian Chinese Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and the Norwegian Seafood Council.