A model at a booth of Vietnamese companies at SIAL Paris 2016. (Source: VNA)

Paris (VNA) – Nearly 30 Vietnamese enterprises have brought Vietnam’s food products to the Paris international food industry expo - SIAL Paris 2016 , which kicked off on October 16 at the Paris Nord Villepinte convention centre.

Vietnamese companies’ products including rice and products from rice, pepper, cashew, vegetables, honey and coconut are displayed at an area of 250 sq.m.

Vietnam’s participation in the event is one of important events in the strategy of building the national brands for Vietnam’s food industry, especially in Europe, to promote a common image for the Vietnamese food on the international market.

According to Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son, the exhibition is an important gateway for Vietnamese enterprises to introduce their products and penetrate into French and EU markets.

Attending the exhibition will also help Vietnamese enterprises to understanding standards on food safety and hygiene at one of the world’s choosiest markets.

The SIAL Paris 2016 takes place every two years, drawing around 7,000 enterprises from over 100 countries.

The food industry is one of France’s key industries with a revenue of 170 billion EUR (187 billion USD).-VNA