Commissioner Hogan on high-level mission in Japan

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan

EU Commissioner  for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will be visiting Japan from 8 to 11 May 2019 accompanied by a business delegation of 61 senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The purpose of the visit is to promote European agricultural food and beverage exports to Japan to ensure that EU producers benefit to the fullest possible extent from the opportunities under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in force since February 2019.

Business delegates accompanying the Commissioner will learn about the characteristics of the local market and consumer trends, meet with Japanese retail representatives and potential partners from the local agri-food sector.

On 11 May, Commissioner Hogan will also participate in G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting in Niigata, Japan.

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