China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE)



Development Cooperation




Organization Type



Directly under the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC),the China International Center for Economic Technical Exchanges (CICETE) was founded on March 12, 1983 with the approval of the State Council. CICETE`s main mandate delegated by MOFTEC is to coordinate, on behalf of the Ministry , the cooperation between China and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and to undertake the execution of the assisted programs and projects. The main objectives are to intensify personnel exchanges , economic and technical cooperation between China and other countries, promote the development of new and advanced technology ,so as to support China`s economic reforms and modernization. In addition, CICETE has also been cooperation actively with International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through its subsidiary body-China Association for Non-Governmental Organizations(CANGO), Beijing Association of UN Volunteers China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Cooperation and China TCDC/ECDC Network, giving strong backing to the social and economic development of the country.