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  • November 17 2018

    RimPac Seminar

    ACN Worldwide is proud to have sponsored and participated in the topical seminar organised by the Shanghai Centre of RimPac Strategic and International Studies (RimPac), focusing on the review of the general achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative and its impact on China's relations with Europe in the context of changing global order. RimPac is a non-government and non-profit organisation and think tank established and registered in Shanghai since the Year 2000, dedicated to research and policy advice in the areas of protecting China's national security, safeguarding China's interest in the course of its global integration, and by natural progression, fostering a better international environment for peaceful co-existence of nations worldwide.

  • November 7 2018

    Assisting Sinochem Health to Acquire Peeled Sunflower Seeds from Bulgaria

    On the second day during the China International Import Expo week, the president and his team of Sinochem Health Company Ltd. came to ACN Worldwide to confirm the readiness of this state giant to import peeled sunflower seeds from Bulgaria, following the signing of the respective protocol between the two countries. As a country in the CEE region that is rich in natural resources and agricultural products, Bulgaria is one of the few countries around the world that can not only grow good quality sunflowers but have also developed well the industry of peeled seeds. ACN Worldwide is proud to have signed an agreement in September this year with Magic Flame Ltd., leader in the field of producing and exporting peeled sunflower seeds in Bulgaria, as its exclusive agent in China and country consultant.

  • October 24 2018

    Participating in the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao

    Nelson Wong, Chairman of ACN Worldwide, and Juliana Gadgeva, Director of Political Risk Analysis at ACN Worldwide, joined the Bulgarian delegation headed by the Bulgarian Ambassador to China His Excellency Grigor Porozhanov to have participated in the Global Tourism Economy Forum which was held in Macao between October 22nd and 24th. ACN Worldwide represents and operates the Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre in Shanghai since 2017 based on an agreement signed with the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism. The Centre is responsible for promoting Bulgaria tourism and variety of theme based travel programmes, and is also eligible to provide agency services for visa application by Chinese travelers to the Republic of Bulgaria.

  • September 17 2018

    Eduards Kuzmenko meeting with President of Latvia in Beijing

    Project Manager of ACN Worldwide, Eduards Kuzmenko, was invited to participate in a reception of Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in the embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Beijing. Mr. Kuzmenko discussed with Mr. Vejonis about current Latvian investment situation, the relationship between Latvia and China, and upcoming projects between two countries. During Mr. Kuzmenko’s trip, he also strengthened ties between ambassador of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Maris Selga and ACN Worldwide. Mr. Selga expressed his gratitude for ACN Worldwide and showed his interest in cooperating on projects to come.

  • July 7 2018

    Speaking at the Forum during the 16+1 Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria

    Managing Director of ACN Worldwide, Mr. Nelson Wong, was invited by the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism to attend the Economic Forum during the 7th 16+1 Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a guest speaker on the topic of investment in tourism. To the applause of the audience, Mr. Wong commented that given the huge potential of tourism in many of the CEE countries, companies with project offerings cannot sit there and expect investors to come, rather, they are advised to seek professional assistance to have them packed in a more professional manner in order to attract investments from China and from many of the developed countries. Also, Mr. Wong pointed out that the 16+1 initiative should be understood in the bigger context of China's cooperation with Europe in general, and in particular, it is wrong for people in CEE countries to expect and regard investments from China to be the same as EU subsidies.

  • June 10 2018

    Signing of the PPP Contract Extension with the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism

    Recognising the contribution and effort made by ACN Worldwide over the years in promoting Bulgaria as the favoured tourist destination across China, particularly with the opening of the first Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre in Shanghai since September 2017, our Managing Director Mr. Nelson Wong was invited to sign an extension contract during his visit to Sofia in early June to prolong this Public Private Partnership with the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism as well as for ACN Worldwide to open the second Tourist Information Centre in Beijing later this year.

  • June 8 2018

    Meeting the Mother of Yoghurt in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    Accompanied by Prof. Plamen Mollov, Deputy Director of the Dairy Unit and head of the Food Research and Development Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Plovdiv, three representatives of ACN Worldwide, Mr. Nelson Wong, Mr. Martin Zahariev, and Mr. Edmund Gu, together with a Chinese entrepreneur, visited the Centre in the first week of June 2018, where the delegation met the Bulgarian Investor of the Year 2015, the famous Mother of Yoghurt, Prof. Maria Baltadzhieva to discuss about the prospect of exporting to China the newly developed probiotics as food supplement.

  • May 25 2018

    Participation in the World Travel Fair in Shanghai, China

    ACN Worldwide, on behalf of the Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre, attended the 15th World Travel Fair which was held between May 23-25, 2018 at the Shanghai Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 300 visitors came to our booth and many have shown interest in and made actual enquiries about the different travel programmes we have displayed, that have been developed by ourselves with the assistance of several travel agencies and professionals from Bulgaria. It is also good to find that more and more people in China are considering Bulgaria as their next possible destination for overseas travels and do love to read our publication of Country Facts on Bulgaria.

  • May 21 2018

    Speaking at Annual Convention of GIA in Yerevan, Armenia

    Managing Director of ACN Worldwide, Mr. Nelson Wong, was invited to deliver a speech entitled "The Beginning or End of Reforms" at the annual convention of Gallup International Association (GIA) which was held between May 21 and 23, 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia. Also attending this convention was Director of CEE Research at ACN Worldwide, Ms. Juliana Gadgeva, who is also heading the political risk analysis and research centre (PRARC). Already a member of the Academic Council of GIA, Mr. Wong is recognised and appreciated for his long time business experience in the Greater China region as well as his insight in market realities, and is therefore in close discussion with some of the key members of GIA to establish a new entity to conduct social survey and research in China which will eventually become the China member of GIA.

  • April 20 2018

    Meeting with Visiting High Officials from Bulgaria

    During the visit to Shanghai of Mr. Stoyan Mavrodiev - Chairman and CEO of the Bulgarian Development Bank, and Mr. Dimitar Abadjiev - Bulgarian Ambassador to Slovenia, ACN Worldwide arranged meetings of these two high officials of Bulgaria to have met with the top management of a few leading Chinese enterprises including Mr. Ray Zhang, Managing Director of Sailing Capital which is Shanghai's state-owned sovereign fund, as well as the Director of Marketing and Sales of the Shanghai Airport Authority, to discuss potential investment opportunities in Bulgaria.

  • April 10 2018

    Partnership with a Chinese Think Tank in Shanghai

    After months of preparation, ACN Worldwide is proud to announce that it has officially become the main patron of the Shanghai Centre for RimPac Strategic and International Studies, a non-government and non-profit organisation established in 2000. Led by leading Chinese academics and senior researchers in international relations and supported by its Advisory and Academic Councils, RimPac conducts its research activities in the areas of protecting China's national security, safeguarding China's interest in the course of its global integration, and by natural progression, fostering a better international environment for peaceful co-existence of nations worldwide. Mr. Nelson Wong is now the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of RimPac and the Centre is also domiciled at the headquarters of ACN Worldwide in Shanghai.

  • March 30 2018

    Participation in the Tourism Expo in Xi'an, China

    Two representatives from ACN Worldwide, Miss Parie Bao and Mr. Derek Xing, went to Xi'an, capital city of Shannxi Province, China to attend the Xi'an Silk Road International Tourism Expo on behalf of the Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre, which was held between March 29 and April 1, 2018. Drawing the attention of many visitors who came to the expo, our Bulgarian booth has once again won several awards given by the event organiser and we are very proud to have further raised the attention to Bulgaria as a tourist destination among the Chinese audience.

  • December 10 2017

    Leading Chinese Investors to Visit Bulgaria

    Managing Director of ACN Worldwide, Mr. Nelson Wong, led representatives of Kingcang Group and the Tsinghua Yangtze Delta Research Centre from Zhejiang Province, China to visit Bulgaria for a week-long trip to explore business and investment opportunities. Among many of the meetings that have been arranged, members of the Chinese delegation were brought to the beach city of Varna to visit two of the most beautiful golf resorts on the Black Sea, namely the Thracian Cliffs and the Black Sea Rama. A subsequent investment proposition was also developed by ACN Worldwide to further expand the Black Sea Rama resort for the consideration of potential Chinese investors.

  • November 17 2017

    Participation in the Hainan Tourism Expo in Haikou, China

    Representing the Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre, ACN Worldwide took part in the Hainan World Leisure Tourism Expo 2017 between November 17 and 19 in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province in southern China. Alternative and theme based travel packages were presented at the exhibition, highlighting Bulgaria to be the ideal destination for spa and wellness treatment, exclusive wine tours, golfing along the Black Sea, hunting experience as well as visit of ancient Roman cities, etc. Our successful participation in this event was well recognised with Bulgaria being acclaimed as the Country of Honour, with our Bulgarian booth receiving the Most Popular Booth Award, and ourselves as the Best Team Organising Award and Best Event Organising Award.

  • September 14 2017

    Opening of the Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre in Shanghai

    A grand gala event was staged by ACN Worldwide on September 14, 2017 in Shanghai to commemorate the opening of the first The Bulgarian Tourist Information Centre in China. With a total attendance of some 200 distinguished guests of officials and business leaders from both Bulgaria and China, we are proud to claim that the event was a great success. A typical example of a Public Private Partnership, the Centre has been set up based on a cooperation agreement signed between ACN Worldwide Ltd., Shanghai and the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism in January 2017 to provide updated information services to tourists, coordinate the marketing in China of Bulgaria tourism and a variety of travel programmes as well as to offer agency services for visa application, privileged with a special certificate granted by the Bulgarian Consulate General in Shanghai.

  • November 5 2016

    PRARC Signed a Partnership MOU in Yunnan, China

    PRARC Ltd., an associated entity of ACN Worldwide focusing on political risk analysis and research on the CEE region, signed an MOU for the Establishment of a Partnership for Research Projects on November 5, 2016 in Kunming with the Institute of Yunnan Economic Promotion Planning and Research. Ms Juliana Gadgeva, Executive Director of PRARC, attended the signing ceremony and said that the initiative was to identify the shared synergy for cooperation between China and CEE countries, by using Bulgaria as an example, on tourism, to deepen the understanding and of related existing policies on both sides, and to offer policy advice and suggestions to enhance tourism exchange and the further development of related industries on both sides.

  • November 4 2016

    Establishing a New Trading Platform in Bulgaria

    An ACN Worldwide delegation went to Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province in China, to attend the Meeting of China-CEE Agricultural Ministers where ACN Worldwide was invited to sign an agreement to establish a trading platform to facilitate the export of agricultural products from CEE countries to China. The signing ceremony was attended by the Bulgarian diplomats in China and officials from China's Ministry of Agriculture. A few months later, Free Trade Zone 16 Plus. 1 Ltd. was incorporated in Bulgaria as a wholly owned subsidiary of ACN Worldwide Bulgaria Ltd., inaugurating the official establishment of this trading platform.

  • April 5 2016

    Assignment for a Debt Restructuring Transaction in Greece

    ACN Worldwide has been recently retained by a Greek entity to assist an anticipated acquisition of a publically listed company on the Athens Stock Exchange through a proposed restructuring of its EUR 400 million debt and the consolidation of several other companies in the aquaculture business. Upon completion, the export oriented new venture will claim a sizable market share of over 20% worldwide in the aquaculture industries for sea-bass and sea-bream.

  • March 27 2016

    Land Acquisition in Madagascar

    ACN Worldwide has been appointed as the agency in China to market for sale a unique opportunity to acquire a land plot in one of the top travel destinations – Madagascar. Property is a gated and fenced 7200 sq. m land plot with direct access to one of the best beaches in Africa. It has 100 m of private Blue Flag beach, stretching along the clear waters of Indian Ocean, on the east coast of the Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) Island. Equipped with all the basic necessities, including water and electricity from state grid, this land property is ready to facilitate construction works immediately. With multiple types of construction allowed, the land plot is ideal for luxury residential property, boutique hotel, resort, eco lodge or other type of property.

  • March 3 2016

    Co-Hosting the Bulgarian National Day Celebration in Shanghai

    As part of our continued effort to promote Bulgaria as the ideal gateway to Europe for Chinese outbound investment, ACN Worldwide became once again the general sponsor for the National Day Celebration event for the Republic of Bulgaria, held on March 3rd, 2016, in Shanghai. Among the 270 people who attended the cocktail reception, there were consul generals and leading diplomats of over 40 countries, an official delegation of the Shanghai municipal government led by the First Deputy Mayor Mr. Tu Guang Shao, senior representatives of some of the major Chinese and international business organisations, celebrities in film, classical music and performing arts industries, as well as visiting government officials from Bulgaria.

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  • January 18 2019

    Russia, Serbia sign major deals in energy, infrastructure

    Russia and Serbia signed a package of agreements on bilateral cooperation during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the Kremlin said Thursday.

    "We signed a large number of agreements in various spheres of public life. Our trade is increasing from year to year, and our economic relations are getting better and better," Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a joint press conference with Putin following their talks, according to a Kremlin transcript.

    In particular, the two sides reached agreements on the construction of a gas pipeline with more gas storage facilities and on the construction of a power station aimed at realizing full gasification of Serbia.

    Putin and Vucic also talked about infrastructure cooperation, especially in the field of railways, and major agreements and memorandums have been signed on the current maintenance of railways.

    The signed contracts on railways have amounted to 230 million euros (262 million U.S. dollars) and are expected to reach 660 million euros in the future, according to Vucic.

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  • November 27 2018

    “一带一路”建设与绿色金融发展论坛在伦敦举行

    “一带一路”建设与绿色金融发展论坛当地时间26日在英国伦敦举行,旨在探讨中英双方在“一带一路”倡议下推动绿色金融合作、实现绿色发展。

      这是在英国首次举办的将“一带一路”与“绿色金融”两大热点话题融合一起的论坛活动,获得英国社会高层人士的参与和关注。

      中国丝路规划研究中心理事长陈元、中国驻英国大使刘晓明、中国华彬集团董事长严彬、英中贸易协会主席沙逊勋爵(Lord Sassoon)、英国“一带一路”特使范智廉爵士(Douglas Flint)、国际气候债券倡议组织CEO肖恩·基德尼(Sean Kidney)等中英两国政界、商界领袖50多人出席本次论坛。

      陈元在主旨演讲中提出三方面主张:加强合作共赢,提升中英金融战略合作水平;加强“一带一路”框架下的合作,推动中英经贸关系再上新台阶;加强优势互补,拓展中英绿色金融合作。

      刘晓明认为,中英在“一带一路”框架下开展绿色金融合作拥有“三大利好”:为中英金融合作机制提供了强大助力;为绿色“一带一路”建设提供了巨大机遇;为全球绿色金融合作提供了引领和推动作用。

      刘晓明希望与会嘉宾在论坛上集思广益,充分挖掘中英在“一带一路”框架下开展绿色金融合作的潜力,尝试探索在更高层次、更广领域开展绿色金融合作,为“一带一路”建设建言献策。

      英方政界、金融界领袖们在论坛上阐述了英方人士眼中“一带一路”为英中双方带来的新机遇,表达了对英中两国未来绿色金融发展与合作的希冀。

      本次论坛由国际气候债券倡议组织和北京华彬文化基金会主办。

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  • November 20 2018

    “一带一路”拓展APEC合作新空间

    在亚太经合组织第二十六次领导人非正式会议上的讲话中,国家主席习近平指出,中国将同各国一道,坚持共商共建共享,高质量、高标准、高水平建设“一带一路”,为亚太和世界各国人民创造更大发展机遇。目前,亚太地区经济合作正处于新的调整和规划时期。在“茂物目标”即将到期之际,亚太经合组织(APEC)成员正着手制定新的发展规划。依托APEC平台,推动“一带一路”对接APEC合作,能够为亚太地区经济社会发展创造新的机遇和空间。

    无论是从亚太地区成员的支持状况、战略对接的实践经验以及对接领域的契合度来看,“一带一路”对接APEC合作都拥有坚实的基础。首先,“一带一路”倡议得到越来越多APEC成员的积极响应与参与。其次,“一带一路”对外战略对接积累了丰富经验。最后,“一带一路”与APEC合作的重点领域高度契合。

    目前,共建“一带一路”已进入全面实施的新阶段,面临新的形势和任务。结合“一带一路”建设的阶段性特点以及APEC合作的主要涵盖领域,应将以下三个方面作为两者对接的重点领域。一是贸易投资自由化与便利化。二是基础设施互联互通。三是投融资合作。

    无论是对推进“一带一路”建设和APEC机制发展,还是对亚太地区的合作进程而言,“一带一路”对接APEC合作都具有十分重大的意义。两者将共同塑造更有活力的亚太合作进程。

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  • January 18 2019

    Russia, Serbia sign major deals in energy, infrastructure

    Russia and Serbia signed a package of agreements on bilateral cooperation during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the Kremlin said Thursday.

    "We signed a large number of agreements in various spheres of public life. Our trade is increasing from year to year, and our economic relations are getting better and better," Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a joint press conference with Putin following their talks, according to a Kremlin transcript.

    In particular, the two sides reached agreements on the construction of a gas pipeline with more gas storage facilities and on the construction of a power station aimed at realizing full gasification of Serbia.

    Putin and Vucic also talked about infrastructure cooperation, especially in the field of railways, and major agreements and memorandums have been signed on the current maintenance of railways.

    The signed contracts on railways have amounted to 230 million euros (262 million U.S. dollars) and are expected to reach 660 million euros in the future, according to Vucic.

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  • March 27 2018

    London property slump most widespread since financial crisis

    House prices are falling in almost half of all London postcodes, according to new figures showing the most widespread collapse in property values across the capital since the 2008 financial crisis.

    The latest signs of distress will stoke concerns that sliding prices are far from confined to the most expensive homes in central London, with the figures showing a ripple effect spreading into the suburbs.

    In contrast to the struggling London property market, cities elsewhere across the country such as Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester are registering house price growth in excess of 7% per year.

    According to data provider Hometrack, which is part of the Zoopla property group, as many as 42% of all London postcodes have seen house prices fall over the past year – with the majority of these areas seeing values drop by up to 5%. The biggest falls were reserved for central areas, with prices falling in the City of London by as much as 8%.

    Although the majority of London postcodes are still registering growth, the number of areas with rising house prices has declined sharply over the past two years. Prices in central areas such as Camden, Islington, Wandsworth and Southwark are leading the declines, although there are now also falling property values in suburban areas such as Harrow, Kingston upon Thames and Elmbridge.

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  • March 27 2018

    Exclusive: Britain's Co-Living King Has Raised $400m To Take On WeWork In America

    New York’s multibillion dollar property market will soon have a new challenger on the block.

    British co-living property startup The Collective has revealed its bold plans to more than double the size of its portfolio with a huge expansion into the U.S. and Germany – a move that could place it among the largest co-living providers in the world.

    Today Reza Merchant, The Collective’s charismatic 29-year-old cofounder, told Forbes his plans for 4,500 co-living apartments across the UK, US and Germany.

    This upstart even caught the attention of Germany entrepreneur Jonathan Teklu, an early backer of Airbnb and a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni, who is among those investing in The Collective’s international expansion and will also be joining its advisory board.

    In an exclusive interview with Forbes Merchant remained tight-lipped about who the other backers for his US and German expansion are, but said they include: “a mixture of institutional capital, high net worths and family offices, who all fundamentally believe in what we're doing.”

    The co-living king

    Co-living emerged out of Silicon Valley’s “hacker house” culture, where developers would live and work in large houses together.

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  • November 27 2018

    “一带一路”建设与绿色金融发展论坛在伦敦举行

    “一带一路”建设与绿色金融发展论坛当地时间26日在英国伦敦举行,旨在探讨中英双方在“一带一路”倡议下推动绿色金融合作、实现绿色发展。

      这是在英国首次举办的将“一带一路”与“绿色金融”两大热点话题融合一起的论坛活动,获得英国社会高层人士的参与和关注。

      中国丝路规划研究中心理事长陈元、中国驻英国大使刘晓明、中国华彬集团董事长严彬、英中贸易协会主席沙逊勋爵(Lord Sassoon)、英国“一带一路”特使范智廉爵士(Douglas Flint)、国际气候债券倡议组织CEO肖恩·基德尼(Sean Kidney)等中英两国政界、商界领袖50多人出席本次论坛。

      陈元在主旨演讲中提出三方面主张:加强合作共赢,提升中英金融战略合作水平;加强“一带一路”框架下的合作,推动中英经贸关系再上新台阶;加强优势互补,拓展中英绿色金融合作。

      刘晓明认为,中英在“一带一路”框架下开展绿色金融合作拥有“三大利好”:为中英金融合作机制提供了强大助力;为绿色“一带一路”建设提供了巨大机遇;为全球绿色金融合作提供了引领和推动作用。

      刘晓明希望与会嘉宾在论坛上集思广益,充分挖掘中英在“一带一路”框架下开展绿色金融合作的潜力,尝试探索在更高层次、更广领域开展绿色金融合作,为“一带一路”建设建言献策。

      英方政界、金融界领袖们在论坛上阐述了英方人士眼中“一带一路”为英中双方带来的新机遇,表达了对英中两国未来绿色金融发展与合作的希冀。

      本次论坛由国际气候债券倡议组织和北京华彬文化基金会主办。

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  • November 20 2018

    “一带一路”拓展APEC合作新空间

    在亚太经合组织第二十六次领导人非正式会议上的讲话中,国家主席习近平指出,中国将同各国一道,坚持共商共建共享,高质量、高标准、高水平建设“一带一路”,为亚太和世界各国人民创造更大发展机遇。目前,亚太地区经济合作正处于新的调整和规划时期。在“茂物目标”即将到期之际,亚太经合组织(APEC)成员正着手制定新的发展规划。依托APEC平台,推动“一带一路”对接APEC合作,能够为亚太地区经济社会发展创造新的机遇和空间。

    无论是从亚太地区成员的支持状况、战略对接的实践经验以及对接领域的契合度来看,“一带一路”对接APEC合作都拥有坚实的基础。首先,“一带一路”倡议得到越来越多APEC成员的积极响应与参与。其次,“一带一路”对外战略对接积累了丰富经验。最后,“一带一路”与APEC合作的重点领域高度契合。

    目前,共建“一带一路”已进入全面实施的新阶段,面临新的形势和任务。结合“一带一路”建设的阶段性特点以及APEC合作的主要涵盖领域,应将以下三个方面作为两者对接的重点领域。一是贸易投资自由化与便利化。二是基础设施互联互通。三是投融资合作。

    无论是对推进“一带一路”建设和APEC机制发展,还是对亚太地区的合作进程而言,“一带一路”对接APEC合作都具有十分重大的意义。两者将共同塑造更有活力的亚太合作进程。

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  • November 15 2018

    中国与新加坡签署《自由贸易协定升级议定书》

    11月12日,在李克强总理和新加坡总理李显龙共同见证下,商务部国际贸易谈判代表兼副部长傅自应与新加坡贸易与工业部部长陈振声分别代表两国政府在新加坡签署《自由贸易协定升级议定书》。

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