Trade Mission to China

16 - 20 October 2017


Join our five day Trade Mission to China. The mission will focus on Beijing and Shanghai. This is a multi-sectoral mission, so if you are interested in exporting to the region apply below and find out if your company is eligible.

For more information about what you can expect, download our programme of activity.

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Answer a few questions to see if you are eligible to download an application form.

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Please download and complete the DOC version of the application form.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 June 2017


China is the great economic success story of the past 30 years. It is currently the world’s second largest economy and the most populous country with over 1.35 billion citizens.

China’s economy has developed at an unprecedented rate, businesses and consumers are developing an appetite for technology, systems, services and infrastructure that cannot be satisfied by domestic suppliers.


Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population (16 million) after Shanghai (20 million) and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational centre.

It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway and high-speed rail networks.


Shanghai is the economic capital of China and is a major trade, industrial, education and transport hub, with a well-developed commercial infrastructure. China’s scientific and economic institutions are all located in Shanghai.

View the Guide to Doing Business in China

Export advice and guidance

Our expert Trade Team in Belfast will be on-hand with advice and guidance to prepare for the mission. We also have trade advisors located in Beijing and Shanghai who can provide tailored market research and arrange individual appointments for your company. The cost of this service is heavily subsidised by Invest NI and will be £500 +VAT for one mission centre and £750 + VAT for two centres.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access two of the world’s largest cities
  • Advice and support on doing business in China by country experts
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • A networking event providing you with the opportunity to meet with local industry representatives
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (capped amount) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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