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The 38th International Vietnam attends Foodex Japan 2013Food and Beverage Exhibition (Foodex Japan 2013) opened in Japan’s Chiba prefecture on March 5.

The four-day event involves more than 2,500 companies from 66 nations and territories and is expected to attract 75,000 visitors.

Around 14 Vietnamese businesses will display a range of products including seafood and farm produce, processed rice food, specialty Phu Quoc fish sauce, and different varieties of confectionery and beverages.

Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture Director Dao Van Ho said enabling Vietnamese businesses to participate in the event aims to help them develop relations with Japanese partners and importers, negotiate and potenitally sign export contracts, and advertise Vietnam’s farm produce, seafood, and culinary culture.

The event is part activities honouring 40th years of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Maple Foods Limited Japanese Director Tetsuji Totsune said his company has established a history of cooperation with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) over the past 25 years. He expressed his desire to import greater volumes of Vietnamese agricultural and seafood produce because of their reasonable prices and high quality.

But promoting the export of these products requires both governments to remove regulatory barriers and the incentive policies for businesses.


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