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Japan to be Partner Country at Food Expo 2012
More than 160 Japanese Exhibitors at this Year’s Food Expo

  HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam (left) and Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senior Vice Minister Nobutaka Tsutsui following the signing of today’s food trade  agreement
11 August 2011 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) announced today that Japan will be the partner country at HKTDC Food Expo 2012. A cooperation agreement has also been signed between the two parties to encourage more food exports from Japan to Hong Kong. 

“Japan is Hong Kong’s third-largest trading partner, while Hong Kong is the largest export market for Japanese food,” said HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam. “Japanese food has always been popular among consumers in Hong Kong, the rest of Asia and throughout the world. I am pleased to name Japan as the partner country for HKTDC Food Expo 2012. The expo will offer an excellent platform for promoting Japan’s premium food to buyers from all around the world.” 

The HKTDC and the MAFF agree to organise more activities promoting the food trade between Japan and Hong Kong. The HKTDC will offer its full support, particularly in the areas of marketing and publicity. 

Food Expo, which opened today and continues through 15 August, has attracted more than 160 exhibitors from Japan, up nearly 80 per cent over last year. This year’s Japan pavilion is the largest ever at Food Expo. 

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A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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