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Promoting Korean Food in KazakhstanaT Participates in World Food Kazakhstan

MAFRA (the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs) and aT (Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp.) participated in World Food Kazakhstan, an international expo, which opened in Almaty from November 1 to 3.

At the expo, aT set up a Korea Hall in cooperation with twelve Korean companies that export mushrooms, traditional sauces, seaweed, rice snacks, and other products. They discussed approximately US$ 5.5 million worth of contracts. To help the negotiations translate into actual exports, aT plans to provide support for related projects such as inviting buyers and carrying out test shipments.

Baek Jin-seok, aT Director of Food Exports, said, “We are increasing the support for small and medium enterprises to pioneer new markets. This will help up to expand overseas markets for Korean food.” He added, “Kazakhstan is a hub of Central Asia, and we are going to take advantage of the Korean Wave there to promote the excellence of Korean food and develop products that fit the characteristics of the local market.”

Lee Hyun Woo  leehw@agrinet.co.kr

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