SEOUL, KOREA - The K-Food Fair was held in Chengdu in Sichuan province in China on September 19-21.
The K-Food Fair was designed to provide foreigners with the opportunities to experience Korean food culture, as well as to promote trade and exchanges between Korean food companies and foreign buyers.
The K-Food Fair has been held in various locations throughout the world, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation.
This was the first time for the K-Food Fair to be held in China’s northwestern inland area.
During the K-Food Fair which was held in the downtown of the city, many visitors lined up to have a free taste of Korea’s traditional foods such as kimchijeon, rice snack and brown rice beverage. Export consultation meetings with about 60 Chinese buyers were also held during the K-Food Fair.
Korea’s agriculture and fishery exports to China more than doubled to $1.32 billion last year from $560 million in 2009.