Seventeen Vietnamese businesses processing and exporting agriculture and aquaculture products are participating in the 40th International Food and Beverage Exhibition in Japan (Foodex Japan 2015), which opened on March 3.
Their products, including rice, fruits, fish sauce, cakes and beverages, are displayed across 126 square metres at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba Prefecture.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung hailed the preparation of Vietnamese enterprises for the occasion, saying that many Japanese investors showed interests in the featured products.
Foodex Japan is the largest international food and beverages exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region. It represents a valuable opportunity for Vietnamese businesses in the sector to seek partners in Japan and expand their operation.
Deputy Director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Du stressed the need for Vietnamese businesses to fulfil international product quality standards to tap strict markets like Japan.
This year, the three-day fair is expected to draw the participation of more than 2,800 businesses from 78 countries and territories and 80,000 visitors.-VNA