Agricultural Trade Promotion Center (ATPC), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, is teaming up with China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance and over 130 fish processors and producers to organize a Chinese national pavilion at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on May 7-9, the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to the fishery sector.
ATPC held a showcase and tasting event “A Bite of Hainan” on May 7 which was officially opened by Deputy Director General Ms. ZHANG Xiaowan. Commercial Counselor ZHOU Zhaoming from Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium and Commercial Counselor LYU Bo from Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union were invited to make opening remarks. The event presented a broad portfolio of premium-quality seafood products, including scallops, shrimps, tilapias and pomfret, all sustainably harvested from Hainan Province, China’s largest tropical island and leading producer of seafood.
On 9 May, Ambassador Zhang Ming, along with officials from Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, paid a visit to the Chinese Pavilion. They visited stalls at the pavilion and expressed happiness at the Chinese participations.
This year marks the 15th time ATPC successfully organizes a country pavilion to be presented at this event, and its exhibition area increases by 20% compared to last year.
ATPC takes the main responsibilities in both policy implementation and public services in a multi-level, multi-channel and all-around way with the objectives of developing national rural economy, increasing farmers' income and promoting agri-trade.