The second RCEP (Shandong) Import Expo was held in Linyi, Shandong province form Aug 19 to 21.
In the first seven months of this year, Heze's trade with countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative reached 16.15 billion yuan ($2.38 billion), up 63.9 percent year-on-year, according to Heze customs.
Driven by high-level opening-up platforms such as the China-SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area and the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shandong's foreign trade has continued to expand.
Shandong has been ramping up efforts to further reform and opening-up, and utilize policies to facilitate cooperation with foreign companies.
The China-SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area in Qingdao, Shandong province, has been making efforts to enhance its role as a regional logistics hub serving the Shanghai Cooperation Organization region and the Belt and Road economies
Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, made great achievements in comprehensively deepening reform and opening-up in 2021, according to a news conference held in the city on May 19.
The "Belt and Road" China (Shandong)-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference was held on May 13 in Liaocheng via both online and offline channels.