Minister of Agriculture István Nagy inaugurated the Hungarian stand at the agrarian pavilion of China International Import Exhibition, following which he held negotiations on the market entry of Hungarian products with leaders of local commercial companies in Shanghai.

“Modern, innovative Hungarian agriculture draws from clear sources, as witnessed by the noble examples of our exhibitors awaiting visitors by their stands in the courtyard, in a model farm environment”, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture declared after the inauguration of the Hungarian agricultural stand of the Expo, which has been organised for the first time with the participation of 130 countries.

Significant interest was already raised on the first day by Hungarian mineral waters, wines, cheeses and feather and down beddings at the event held in the Chinese metropolis with a population of 24 million.

At his negotiations with Vang Lingjun, the Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China, responsible also for import licensing, István Nagy declared that, after re-starting the exports of waterfowl, the Ministry will also initiate the licensing of exports of other poultry. Furthermore, the Minister proposed to review the possibility of re-launching pork exports.
The Minister held consultations on the online web-shop sales of Hungarian products with the founder of Cityshop, the food supply chain network distributing imported products in Shanghai.
Furthermore, Mr. Nagy agreed with Yu Liang Zhang Yuliang, President-CEO Greenland Holding, one of the world’s 500 largest companies, on promoting Hungarian food products in Chinese big cities.
The Minister for Agriculture also held talks on cooperation to adjust the products of Hungarian companies to Chinese consumer demand with the leader of the Bright Food group, China’s second biggest food industry company of China. The company, interested mainly in the retail and wholesale of milk and dairy products, could be an excellent partner to Hungarian companies aspiring to enter the Chinese markets.

(Ministry of Agriculture Press Office)