Vietnamese stall in Foodex 2018 (Source: VNA)
 
Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnam launched a stall at the 43rd International Food and Beverage Exhibition (Foodex 2018) that opened in the Japanese prefecture of Chiba on March 6.

Foodex is Asia’s the largest exhibition dedicated to food and drinks across Japan and the whole world.

As part of the national trade promotion programme 2018 launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture sent a delegation of businesses to the event to maintain ties with Japanese and Asian importers, sign valuable export deals, popularise Vietnamese cuisine and farm produce.

Up to 20 participating businesses come from cities and provinces with strength in agro-fisheries such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nghe An, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Kien Giang, Lam Dong and Ca Mau.

On display are Vietnamese specialty fruits, vegetables, processed aquatic products and fish oil, organic pepper, seedless lemon, rice-derived food, cakes and fruit drinks.

Ta Duc Minh, Commercial Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, said Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export to Japan hit 130 million USD in 2017, up nearly 70 percent.

The four-day exhibition attracts 3,350 firms from 80 countries and territories worldwide, and 85,000 visitors.-VNA