Wednesday, July 04, 2012

PNG coffee firms invited to China trade fair


COFFEE companies in PNG have been invited to attend the 10th China Agriculture Trade Fair organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of China, The National reports.
 Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd extended the invitation this week to more than 10 coffee companies to attend the fair in Beijing from the Sept 27-30.
The invitation was channelled through the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) from its networking partner, the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Office (PIFTO) based in Beijing, China.
The invitation said  the event was expected to attract over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and more than 3,000 varieties of agriculture products would be exhibited and an estimated 30,000 visitors from 30 countries are expected to come.
Lae-based coffee inspector Warap Era preparing a coffee cupping session during the last PNG Coffee Festival in Goroka in 2010.

Products to be exhibited include agro-products (grains, cash crops, fruit and vegetables, seeds, edible oil, edible fungus, dried fruits and nuts), food and beverages (conventional foods, instant foods, snacks, healthy foods, frozen foods, canned foods, condiment, fruit juices), agro-technology (embryo, breeder, meat products, poultry products, dairy products, fishery products, seafoods, aquaculture products), animal husbandry and aquatic products and agro input products (agrochemical, fertiliser and seeds).
Under the auspices of PIFTO, the organisers will be providing free accommodation (three rooms) to Pacific Island participants/companies for the duration of the event and a free booth for exhibition.
All other costs are to be borne by participants which include airfares, transit accommodation, freight and customs clearance and living allowances.
This offer would be accorded on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Further information can be obtained from IPA officers Julienne Leka-Maliaki or Nestalyn Krewanty on telephone 321 7311, fax 320 2237 or email or
A similar event in 2011 was described as a success in terms of business and market development

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