In order to meet China’s economic development need toconnect with international standards after entering WTO, better servethelocal governments, foreign agencies, foreign trade enterprises, import and export units, foreign-funded enterprises, economic and trade development zones and the relevant departments and units,the Council of China’s Foreign Trade(CCFT) was established in 1996after getting the approval of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Rooted inCCPIT - China's largest international trade and investment promotion agencies and world-renowned chamber of commerce, CCFT takes full advantage of CCPIT’s unique status and favorable conditionsofbeingChina's foreign trade enterprises folk window, establishes the core service concept of"ServiceInnovation", "Trade Promotion ".Now, CCFT has become the ties and bridges of economic and trade exchanges among China's foreign trade institutions, important foreign enterprises, and famous people in the field of economic and trade.
Since its establishment, the Council has gotten the support and help of the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, the Administration of Quality Supervision,Inspection and Quarantine, the State Tourism Bureau and other units and communities. The Council has absorbed nearly 300 units from nearly 30 countries and regions.It covers local trade department, departments and agenciesrelated to foreign trade and economic, China's "leading" enterprises in economic and trade industry, well-known companies from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and some international multinational enterprises. Among them, there are some international top 500 companies and domestic top 500 enterprises, such as: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, French Veolia Environment Group, ChinaSinotrans Limited, China Steel Group, China Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd., Daqing Group Co., Ltd. Giti Tire (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,Fok Ying Tung Group, Aon Asia Group, Cheung Kong Group, Tetra Pak China Co., Ltd., and so on.
Furthermore, numerous patriotic personage, overseas Chinese, overseas prominent celebrities have served as the vice chairman of the Council, such as:Ms. Annie Wu, member of the CPPCC National Committee, chairman of Hong Kong Song Ching Ling Foundation; Ms. Lily Chiang, vice chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Ten Outstanding Young Persons,Chairman of Hong Kong-Tek Holdings Limited ; Mr. Li Jinyou, presidentofMalaysia Business Council, president of Malaysia Green Group; Ms. Pansy Ho, CPPCC members of Beijing, General Manager of Hong Kong Shun Tak Group; MrChenDajiang, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, president of Indonesia YauKwong Group; Mr. Wang Shoujiang, president of European Wenzhou Overseas Chinese Federation, Chairman of Netherlands Permanence Group Board; Mr. Wang Yan, president of China andRomaniaBilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry, executive Chairman of Romania Chinatown Group; Mr. Huang Haicheng, chairman of Brazil Import and Export Trading Company in Asia, president of Brazil Chamber of Commerce in China, president of the Brazilian Association of Chinese, and so on.
At present,WanJifei,president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, He Guangwei, the former director of the National Tourism Administration, Li Kelong, the former deputy director of the General Administration of Customs are served as the honorary presidentsofCouncil of China’s Foreign Trade; Zhang Wei, vice president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, is served as the chairman of the Council; Yu Xiaosong, the former president of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shi Guangsheng, the former minister of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic, GanZiyu, the former deputy director of State Planning Commission, are served as thecounciladvisors.