Blog: UK food manufacturers seek new export opportunities

Michelle Russell | 13 December 2012

Following a drive by the UK Government last month to boost the country's food exports to China, retailers and food manufacturers appear ever more anxious to find out how they can maxmise potential opportunities.

At a forum organised by the Food & Drink Export Association in London yesterday (13 December), UK food manufacturing and retailers heard from organisations offering insight on key export markets. The event also offered a chance to network with others in the industry.

The UK Government ensured its presence at the event and kicked off the morning emphasising the UK's increasing level of support for food exporters through free trade agreements, practical advice and knowledge-sharing.

David Heath, UK minister for environment, food and rural affairs, said the country's government was "absolutely committed" to helping the sector grow.

Other speakers included Peter Wilson of the Foreign Commonwealth Office who suggested South East Asia as a rapidly emerging export economy.

The BRIC markets, including China, of course, were high on the agenda for the majority of speakers also, with the FDEA citing South Africa as another potential key market of focus.

Check back on just-food for news from the event.


BLOG

Amazon causing more waves in FMCG - without an announcement

The online retail behemoth is again causing chatter throughout the sector, this time amid speculation it is set to launch more private-label products. ...

BLOG

China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce h...

BLOG

Is Chinese meat company WH Group eyeing US M&A?

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced....

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?