Music China 2014

Shanghai, China, October 8-11, 2014
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Music China 2014 expands to nine halls for its largest ever show

Music China awarded prestigious title of “Most Innovative Exhibition”

Chinese government lowers import tariff for selected musical instruments

Music China, Asia’s leading musical instruments show, is adding one more exhibition hall to its 2014 line-up, and will now offer nine halls covering 98,000 sqm. The show, which is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the China Music Instrument Association (CMIA) and INTEX Shanghai, will take place 8 - 11 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

Commenting on the expansion, Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said: “Music China has grown over the past 13 years as it is recognised as a key business platform for the Asia Pacific market. We are happy to announce that 99 percent of last year’s exhibitors have said their intention is to return to the 2014 show. Due to positive response, especially from the woodwind and brass instruments product sector, we are expanding the show by one hall.”

The returning exhibitors include those in the 11 pavilions from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and the UK.

Music China awarded prestigious title of “Most Innovative Exhibition”

The show’s contribution to the musical instruments industry was acknowledged in April 2014 with the “Most Innovative Exhibition”, presented at the 12th China Events Fortune Forum organised by China’s leading trade magazine ‘Events Fortune’.

A panel of 600 exhibition industry experts and leaders evaluated more than 50 trade shows held in China based on scale, industry contribution, international level, products and fringe programme diversity. The award reflects Music China’s leading industry role as a bridge for China’s market to the world.

Chinese government lowers import tariff for selected musical instruments

According to the Chinese government’s import tariff report, the import tariff for certain musical instruments in 2014 will be significantly reduced. Those reduced from 17.5 percent to one percent include grand pianos (USD 50,000 dutiable price or more),
bowed instruments (USD 15,000 dutiable price or more), brass instruments (USD 2,000 dutiable price or more), and wind instruments (USD 10,000 dutiable price or more). Import tariff for electric with sound reinforcement keyboard instrument is lowered from 30 percent to 15 percent, and parts and accessories for electric instrument from 17.5 percent to 10 percent. In addition, countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are exempt from import tariff.

Together with China’s favourable economic condition of a government projected growth rate of eight percent during the next 20 years, China will remain as a valuable consumer market for the global musical instruments industry.

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Other shows under the Musikmesse brand include:
NAMM Musikmesse Russia, 11 – 13 September 2014, Moscow
Musikmesse, 15 – 18 April 2015, Frankfurt 

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