Made in Moscow to Take Part in Foodex Japan 2019
Moscow's joint stand at the Foodex Japan food and beverage fair will showcase over 20 products – from low-calorie snacks to jam and candy.
Foodex Japan, the largest Asia-Pacific food and drink trade fair will run on March 5-8 in Chiba. Eleven companies from Russia's capital city will present their products under the Made in Moscow brand.
The join Moscow stand will accommodate more than 20 types of products, such as whole-fruit jam, honey souffle, and hand-made chocolates.
Visitors to the Made in Moscow exhibition space will also be able to sample health food products: gluten- and sugar-free snacks, juice-based beverages with berry and wild herb flavors.
“We consider the Asia-Pacific region as one of the most promising markets. In 2018, Moscow exported more than $820 million worth goods to Japan. The food industry is one of the most important branches of the Moscow economy. To develop its export capacity, special support measures are required. I believe that the participation of our 11 promising export-oriented companies in the Foodex Japan 2019 exhibition will lead to the signing of new contracts and to an increase in exports,” said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.
In 2018, the volume of Moscow's food exports to Japan grew 79 percent year-on-year to 197 thousand dollars. Safflower seeds accounted for the largest share of these exports, followed by cocoa-containing products containing, chocolates, sugar syrups, malt beers, and berry jams.
Made in Moscow
Since 2016, the Moscow Government has sponsored free participation in Russian and foreign exhibitions for prospective exporters. The Moscow Export Center pays registration and space rental fees, covers product transportation and exhibition stand construction costs. Moscow manufacturers present their products under the Made in Moscow brand.
Over three years, the Made in Moscow brand has been presented at 20-plus large industrial events all over the world with over 400 Moscow companies participating. The Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development also organizes meetings for these companies with potential foreign partners and investors.
Eligible to join the program are manufacturing companies that have been in business for more than six moths. They must be registered as taxpayers in Moscow, be not behind on their tax and other mandatory payments, and not in the process of liquidation, bankruptcy or suspension of operations.
4 march 2019