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Who We Are

Directly under the Ministry of Commerce, The China international Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (hereafter referred to as CICETE) is an administratively autonomous agency, which was founded on March 12, 1983 with the approval of the State Council. Since its establishment, CICETE has witnessed an extraordinary history of nearly three decades, during which it deems its responsibility to promote economic and technical exchanges between China and the rest of the world and make great contributions to China’s economic and social development.

CICETE's main function, delegated by the Ministry, is to coordinate the cooperation between China and UNDP, UNIDO and UNV including executing their assisted programs to China, and to implement projects of general goods supply under the China-Aid programme to other developing countries. Meanwhile, we organize conferences, exhibitions and overseas trainings, invite international short-term and long-term consultants, and provide project management service for international organizations, government agencies and enterprises. In addition, we have also been cooperating actively with international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and enterprises through our subsidiary bodies-China Association for NGO Cooperation, China Association for Promoting UN Procurement, China Association for Trade in Service, and China-Han Technical Development Co. Ltd.

In all our fields of business, CICETE seeks to further its partnerships with local governments, NGOs, universities, private sector entities and citizens interested in international cooperation, and we will work diligently to serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world.