Fiji is to send a mission to China next month to promote trade and investment in line with the government's Look North Policy.
A senior economist at the ministry of trade and commerce, Sovaia Marawa, says the Asian economy is growing at an impressive rate with China and India both very prominent in world markets.
She says it is vital to explore China as a lucrative market for investors as well as plant and machinery to enable Fiji businesses to become more competitive.
Ms Marawa says the mission to China would include site visits to key industries and one-on-one meetings with potential joint venture partners and potential importers and distributors.
The Fiji Trade and Investment Bureau, which is organising the mission to China, will be responsible for all arrangements in China including arranging meetings, promotions and customs clearances for trade goods.