Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese fruit is making its presence felt in the Japanese market, with the country registering a turnover of US$170 million in 2017 through the export of fruits and vegetables, a year-on-year increase of 70 per cent.
This was revealed by Tạ Đức Minh, Vietnamese trade counsellor to Japan, during Japan’s largest international food and beverage exhibition, Foodex Japan 2018, which opened on Tuesday in Chiba city.
Up to 20 Vietnamese enterprises from various cities and provinces, such as HCM City, Hà Nội, Nghệ An, Bắc Giang, Ninh Bình, Đồng Tháp, Bến Tre, Cần Thơ, Kiên Giang, Lâm Đồng and Cà Mau, which are active in the field of agro-fisheries and food export, took part in the event.
The event offers Vietnamese businesses opportunities to promote their exports in the Japanese and other Asian markets. Besides this, it is an opportunity for Việt Nam’s firms to develop new export items, sign valuable export contracts, and promote a wide range of Vietnamese food and agricultural products.
At the expo, Vietnamese firms displayed products such as fruits and vegetables, seafood, cod-liver oil, organic pepper, seedless lemons, rice products, Phú Quốc sauce, various biscuits and juices.
Earlier, Vietnamese products were exported to Japan in the form of semi-finished products; however, recently, Vietnamese enterprises have focused on investment and technology cooperation with Japanese enterprises, helping Vietnamese products meet the quality standards of the Japanese market, Minh added.
The four-day exhibition attracts 3,350 firms from 80 countries and territories worldwide, and is expected to welcome some 85,000 visitors. — VNS