China International Import Expo to be held in Shanghai is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen trade ties between China and Pakistan, and the Pakistani enterprises are believed to seize this opportunity, Economic and Commercial Counselor in Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Wang Zhihua said on Wednesday.

Shanghai, the host city, has been putting the final touches to its preparations as China stands ready to present the world with a grand gathering of goods and better thoughts on the trade.

Shanghai will teem with business during inaugural imports event that will attract about  3,000 companies from over dozens of countries have confirmed participation in the expo, with a total booth area of 270,000 square meters, Vice Commerce Minister Fu Ziying stated.

With the slogan "New Era, Shared Future," the CIIE will strengthen business ties, open China's market wider and garner support for free trade.

The number and value of items on display will shatter the record of previous fairs in China, and 5,000 exhibits will make their debut, Fu said.

Besides bustling business exchanges, the expo will feature a forum on global economy and trade with a star-studded line-up to provide thoughts on shared prosperity.