High-quality agricultural produce and beverages produced in Vietnam are being showcased at an international fair that opened in Cologne city, Germany on October 5.

Eighteen Vietnamese businesses are displaying their wares across several eye-catching and well-stocked pavilions at the Anuga 2013 fair. Visitors have been strongly drawn to the tables of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables, processed cashew nuts and Phu Quoc fish sauce, among many other products.

The fair is helping the Vietnamese exhibitors maintain their trade ties with German and EU partners while also expanding into new markets with more varied export categories.

It is also serving as a prime opportunity for businesses to popularise Vietnamese cuisine, quality food and farm produce to the German market and the EU at large.

The presence of Vietnamese enterprises at the event will make them more accessible to customers and trade partners all over Europe due to the increasingly positive outlook facing the continent’s economy, said Do Vu Thanh, a member of the organising board of the Vietnamese delegation to the event.

Anuga, Germany’s largest and most important food and beverage fair, has attracted around 6,700 exhibitors from 100 countries and territories across the world this year and will run until October 9./.