Belgium’s bpost international has signed a co-operation agreement with Chinese e-commerce platform Trade2CN.
The memorandum of understanding was signed earlier this month as part of a Belgian trade missin to Beijing. It aims to encourage the flow of e-commerce trade between Europe and China, the two companies said.
Trade2CN is a kind of eBay-like platform for medium-sized e-retailers, which brings together 40,000 merchants across the country within one marketplace.
It is a pilot project backed by China’s ministry of commerce and the ministry’s communications agency CIECC, the China International Electronic Commerce Center.
bpost said it had the capabilities of solving shipping, logistics and customs issues for the platform, opening up a route for merchants into Europe.
The company said the agreement was part of its ongoing effort to expand globally and open new markets for intercontinental cross-border e-commerce.
“Thanks to cooperation with local partners, we are rapidly gaining market share,” the company said today. “This way, we succeed in delivering your parcels and documents worldwide, in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
Source: Post&Parcel/bpost/Belgium in China