Vietnamese stall at the event (Source: VNA)
 
Tokyo (VNA) – As many as 20 Vietnamese firms are attending the International Food and Beverage Exhibition (FOODEX 2019) that opened in the Japanese prefecture of Chiba on March 5.

The Vietnamese stall, covering 153 sq.m, is displaying farm produce such as fruits and vegetables, processed aquatic products, organic peppercorn, mushrooms, Phu Quoc fish sauce, fruit cakes and beverages.

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam’s total fruit and vegetable exports to Japan surpassed 105 million USD last year, mostly from frozen farm produce.

Executive Director of the Japanese Craft Flower Association Hironori Kakou expressed his interest in bringing Vietnam’s typical farm produce to Japan where they are popular, believing that Vietnamese lychee will be favoured in Japan.

FOODEX is the largest and most important networking event for the Japanese food and beverage sector to increase trade with overseas markets.

Participating Vietnamese firms are expected to sign new deals, seek trade partners, and promote exports to Japan.

The four-day event has attracted nearly 3,500 enterprises from 83 countries and territories worldwide, welcoming some 72,400 visitors. –VNA