After 9 o’clock on Feb. 20th, the global market wind vane—-Yiwu International Trade City has resumed its flourishing. Outside the front gate of District 1, you would see the dragon and lion dance, and hear gongs and drums, celebrating the resumption of District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of Yiwu International Trade City, International Production Materials Market, Huangyuan Clothing Market, Digital City, and Binwang 158 Cultural and Creative Park. Business households and purchasers entered in batches by showing their health codes and measuring their body temperature.
As the world’s largest small commodity distribution center, Yiwu’s every move affects the global small commodity trade, and also directly influences the resumption of production and work of enterprises in the upstream, middle and downstream industrial chain. It is reported that the opening time of Yiwu Market this year is three days earlier than that of previous years (the twelfth day of the first month of the lunar calendar). Under the requirements of strict prevention and control of the epidemic, the e-commerce, logistics, enterprise, life service and other industries have been restored efficiently and orderly.
“In this Spring Festival, 80% of the employees responded to the policy and stayed for the Chinese new year, and 60% of the production lines were not shut down. Now we are waiting for the market to open up and let the customers come with orders.” He Mei, who is engaged in toy business in District 1 of Yiwu International Trade City, told reporters that she arrived at the market early at 8 a.m. today, waiting for the market to open.
He Mei said that this year is her big year, so she specially wore a red woolen coat. “I hope this year’s business will be prosperous and the financial resources will be widely promoted.” Before her voice fell, He Mei’s eyes narrowed into a line in the simple auspicious words, and her mask couldn’t cover her bright smile.
At the scene, many operators said that this year’s Spring Festival is very special. Yiwu has maintained sufficient production capacity, efficient logistics and accurate services. The opening of the market is like a “catalyst”, which will lay a solid foundation for enterprises to achieve a “good start”. According to statistics, there are 41,978 non-local market employees in Yiwu market in total, and of which 26,644 people stayed in Yiwu during the Spring Festival, accounting for 63.47%.
It is worth mentioning that about 500,000 foreigners and entrepreneurs choose to stay in Yiwu in Spring Festival this year. Yiwu has launched 17 warm-heart measures to retain people. Also the incubator of Yiwu China Import Commodity City and Binwang Yiwu Goods Aiximao Flagship Store opened on February 14 (the third day of the first lunar month), adding a lot of flavor to the lively Spring Festival.