STATEMENT BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Maltese agricultural product welcoming in Japan

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri, accompanied by Ambassador to Malta Andre Spiteri, is these days to attend the 44th edition of the international exhibition FOODEX 2019, the Tokyo Japan. The Expo see the participation of 90 different countries and is regarded as one of the largest fairs organized in relation to food and drink in Asia.

This visit is made with a view to establishing bilateral contacts on the basis of business and identified the possibility of trade between the two countries, particularly linked to the export of pork and vegetables; such as potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri attended the official opening of this international fair which among others had discussions with the Minister of State Agriculture and Fisheries of Japan Yashuiro Ozato, Director-General of DG- Agri European Union Jerzi Bogdan Plewa, and the EU Ambassador in Japan, Patricia Flor.

During this visit the Parliamentary Secretary had meetings with various business entities specializing in importing quality products which explained how the Maltese product has features and characteristics jidistingwuh other products, even those sold European markets. This coupled with the fact that recently came into force EU-Japan Economic Agreement Partnership is intended to boost trade between the EU and Japan and can make it possible in the future some Maltese products can enter in the Japanese market.

Source: Government of Malta