EU agriculture stakeholders invited to Southeast Asia trade delegation 2022


The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is inviting its member state corporations and organizations to take part in a trade delegation to Singapore and Vietnam, to happen throughout 27 March – 2 April 2022 (Covid-19 circumstances allowing).

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EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will lead the delegation, accompanied by a delegation of senior representatives of European corporations/producer organisations of the agri-food sector. This go to will mix official conferences of Commissioner Wojciechowski with the related governmental counterparts, and promotion actions attended by the enterprise delegation. The latter might embody seminars on the traits of the native market and the buyer traits, retail and web site visits; networking alternatives; go to to the FHA honest in Singapore.

Senior stage representatives from each producer organisations and particular person corporations are welcome to participate. Participants are anticipated to attend the entire programme. Only one particular person per firm/organisation will formally participate within the enterprise delegation.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture describes it as a “good opportunity to make contacts in Southeast Asia for business opportunities in the beverage and food sector”.

“Southeast Asia is an interesting market from an export point of view. The area is a major importer of agricultural and food products and is characterized by continued GDP growth and a growing population. The EU’s free trade agreement also provides for duty-free treatment for all agri-food products and beer for export to Singapore. In the same way, the EU’s free trade agreement with Vietnam means that tariffs on most products will gradually be reduced to zero,” says Susanna Axelsson, trade coverage investigator.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture screens an EU committee on behalf of Sweden, the place funds are distributed every year to trade and curiosity organizations to perform advertising campaigns. Part of the annual price range goes to occasions corresponding to trade delegations the place corporations and organizations in agriculture and meals manufacturing are welcome to take part.

The individuals shall cowl their journey and lodging bills. Other representatives might accompany the group however is likely to be refused to participate in sure occasions if the scale of the group wants to be saved restricted.

Interested organisations/corporations are invited to full the net software kind by 30 November 2021. Participation to be confirmed by 15 December.