Vietnam promotes food, farm produce at int’l fair in India

16:18 | 01/10/2018 Trade

Vietnamese businesses introduced their beverages and farm produce to Indian consumers at 13th Annapoorna World of Food India held last week in Mumbai city in India’s western state of Maharashtra. 

Binh Thuan dragon fruits introduced at the fair - Photo: VNA

It was a major food fair on processed food, including seafood, dairy products and sweets, among others, as well as packaging technologies.

With the support of the Trade Office at the Vietnamese Embassy in India, Vietnam’s firms including the TKK Food Joint Stock Company, Richy Food Southern, A&B Vietnam Investment JSC and a delegation of Binh Thuan province’s Industry and Trade Department attended the event.

It was viewed as one of significant trade promotion activities since Vietnam and India have inked a memorandum of understanding on economic and trade cooperation earlier this year.

A wide range of Vietnamese products were introduced at the exhibition such as sweet, beverages and especially dragon fruit.

Director of Binh Thuan Department of Industry and Trade Do Minh Kinh voiced his hope that Vietnamese businesses will secure numerous contracts and find new partners through the event.

Some firms participating in the fair discussed the signing of memoranda of understanding on distribution of Vietnamese products with their Indian counterparts.

The Annapoorna World of Food India, which ran until September 29, was expected to draw about 15,000 visitors.

Covering an area of more than 35,000sq.m, the event drew over 500 companies from 15 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Brazil, Australia, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, China, Turkey and Italy.

The fair also host various bilateral meetings and seminars with the participation of leaders of Indian food producers and retailers.

Theo VNA