From Sunday, inbound visitors have been able to enter the Chinese mainland without undergoing quarantine, as part of measures carried out by China to adjust its COVID-19 policy and facilitate international travel.
Members of the Liberia-China Businesswomen Organization have been delighted by the policy change. Most of the group’s members in the West African country have been importing products from China — mainly textiles, shoes and clothing — for over a decade.
They are optimistic that the latest measures will make the global supply chain more effective.
Over the past three years, most of these business owners in Liberia have had to purchase goods from China online because of pandemic restrictions. The goods often took months to arrive.
Guangzhou, an economic hub in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, is a favorite destination for entrepreneurs from Liberia.
Sources reveal it will take sometime before Liberian business people return to China due to insufficient capital resulting from the strains caused by the pandemic.