Under the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM), the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) was founded on March 12, 1983, with the approval of the State Council. CICETE’s main function is to coordinate the cooperation between China and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO), including their assisted programs in China, and managing projects of general goods supply, South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund projects, capacity building projects under the China-Aid programme to other developing countries.
Over the last three decades, CICETE made substantive progress in promoting economic and technical exchanges between China and other countries, and thus contributed to the economic and social development of China and partnering countries.
CICETE has also been actively organizing high-level conferences, exhibitions and professional trainings, inviting international experts for short- and long-term activities, and providing project management service to international organizations, government agencies and enterprises. CICETE has also established sound cooperative relations with domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and enterprises.