ArmInfo. Armenia first took part in the international exhibition "Foodex Japan 2018" in Tokyo. According to the press service of the National Center for SME Development, 8 Armenian enterprises engaged in the production of dried fruits, honey, wines, and compotes took part in the exhibition.
According to the source, the official opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, embassies accredited in Japan, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Japan Grant Poghosyan.
"The participation of Armenian companies in this event once again underlines a wide range of Armenian- Japanese cooperation. Over the past few years, products marked "Made in Armenia", in particular organic food products, are gradually finding their customers in the Japanese market, "the Ambassador said.
Levon Mnatsakanyan, Executive Director of the National Center for SME Development, noted: "One of the main activities of our Center is the promotion of Armenian producers and businessmen in international markets. In this regard, we have presented products that will interest Japanese consumers. "
The report says that the Armenian products, especially Armenian wines and compotes, showed a high interest from importers and restaurant owners. In their opinion, Armenian products, in particular organic, will have a high demand in the Japanese market.
According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, in 2017, the foreign trade turnover between Armenia and Japan increased by 56.7% to $ 81.5 million. In particular, exports grew by 29.6% to $ 491.7 thousand, and imports - by 56.9% to $ 81 million.