DII on board for trade mission in Japan & South Korea
Dairy Industry Ireland Director Conor Mulvihill joined Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and a number of other high-profile industry leaders on an Irish Agri-Food trade mission to Japan and South Korea this week.
Japan and South Korea have emerged as two potential new trading partners for Irish dairy companies, boasting robust economies, rapidly expanding populations and an increased appetite for western produce. In the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, Dairy Industry Ireland has been focused on broadening the export horizons for Irish primary and secondary dairy processors.
Opportunities have arisen in the Far East, following the signing of the EU-Japan trade agreement in July. Similarly, South Korea offers a unique opportunity for the Irish Dairy industry to firmly assert itself with a consumer base that has been leaning towards more western inspired diets.
Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Michael Creed T.D. with Japan’s Minister for Health Labour and Welfare Minister Katsunobu Kato during the first day of the Agri-Food trade mission.