All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC) is an apex body representing the nation-wide supply and marketing cooperatives  of China (China Co-op).  ACFSMC has set up a Council and a Supervisory Board, and implements the system of responsibility of the Director of the Council. At present, there are 14 bodies within the Council of All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives and 1 body within the Supervisory Board, with 15 directly subordinate institutions, 14 competent associations and the China Supply and Marketing Group, which manages 11 wholly-owned and controlling subsidiaries.

In 2020, the China Co-op system achieved an aggregate turnover of 5.3 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 14.2 per cent. Among them: sales of 866.71 billion yuan in the agricultural production materials sector, 222.053 billion yuan in the agricultural products sector, 182.345 billion yuan in retail sales of consumer goods, and 282.4 billion yuan in sales of renewable resources. The system-wide commodity trading (wholesale) turnover was 1,045.99 billion yuan, up 10.7 per cent year-on-year. Among them, the turnover of agricultural and sideline products was 900.27 billion yuan, and the turnover of renewable resources market was 76.85 billion yuan. System-wide chain operation sales amounted to 103.461 billion yuan, up 14 per cent year-on-year. The total import and export of commodities for the year was 89.34 billion yuan, up 23.1 per cent year-on-year. Among them, imports amounted to 51.81 billion yuan and exports 37.54 billion yuan. Agricultural products purchased from agricultural producers throughout the year amounted to 1,613.32 billion yuan. The annual income from agricultural production services amounted to 21.6 billion yuan. The annual turnover of financial services was 98.76 billion yuan. The turnover of the residential and living services sector was 35 billion yuan, the turnover of the logistics sector was 11.63 billion yuan, and the turnover of assets was 17.4 billion yuan.

The International Cooperative Alliance unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide.

Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest non-governmental organisations and one of the largest ones measured by the number of people represented: 1 billion cooperative members on the planet.

It is the apex body representing cooperatives, which are estimated to be around 3 million worldwide, providing a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about cooperatives.

The global cooperative network

More than 310 organisations from 107 countries are members of the International Cooperative Alliance.

The ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organisations from all sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry & services.

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Cooperative identity

The ICA is the guardian of the Statement on the Cooperative Identity, which includes a definition, 10 values and 7 operational principles: it is the minimum common denominator for all cooperatives in all sectors and all regions.

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A rooted structure

To implement its activities, the International Cooperative Alliance is organised with a Global Office based in Brussels, four Regional Offices (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe), eight Global Sectoral Organisations (agriculture, banking, retail, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry & services), and five Committees and Networks (gender, research, law, youth, and development).

A committed team

The staff of the ICA and of its regional and sectoral bodies are based in various locations around the globe and are committed to helping members and the cooperative movement.  

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Founded in 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is a national agency focused on promoting foreign trade and investment.

The primary duties of the CCPIT encompass: 

Implement relevant major national development strategies and promote foreign trade, bilateral investment, and economic and technological cooperation. 

Carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts, receive overseas high-end trade and economic delegations, organize Chinese trade and economy delegations to visit foreign countries. 

Manage overseas trade exhibitions organized by Chinese agencies, participate in the affairs of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and World Expo on behalf of the Chinese government. 

Hold or organize Chinese companies to attend trade and economic exhibitions, forums, fairs, and other international conferences. 

Represent domestic industry and commerce in the field of foreign trade. Involve in the formulation of trade and economic policies and rules, foreign trade negotiation and making of international commercial regulations. 

Carry out legal consulting, commercial conciliation, trade and maritime arbitration. 

Sign and issue certificates of origin for export products and other certificates and documents related to foreign trade. Provide intellectual property services such as patent application, trade mark registration, litigation and rights safeguarding. 

Organise industries and enterprises to cope with trade disputes. Provide trade and economic information, training services, etc.

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