Dairy products promoted in China

Portuguese dairy products have been promoted for the first time outside of Portugal in a meeting in Beijing, which included seven national companies and over a dozenChinese entities of the sector.

The seminar came as a result of a deal between the two governments in May that foresees Portugal exporting its dairy products to the Asian country.

“We want to make China one of our main clients in food exports,” said the Secretary of State of Food and Agro-food Research, Nuno Vieira e Brito, and added that exports in the agro-food sector have increased 7.6% in 2012 and that the goal this year is to reach a “two-digit development”.

The national productivity of the agro-food area has increased 28% in the last 10 years and in 2012 grew the most in exporting business, Vieira e Brito said.

Vhumana, Lactaçores, Montiqueijo, Queijo Saloio, Bel Portugal, Indulac and Lactovil were the Portuguese companies that participated in the meeting.