EU Takes Part In Annapoorna Food Festival

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Monique Pariat, Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture, European Commission said, “The EU and India are working together to draw up a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This will enable Indian consumers more than ever to experience the tastes of European foods. And likewise, the FTA will also enable Europeans to enjoy India’s unique culinary traditions. Indeed, a future FTA will present significant benefits to consumers from both countries.”

The EU’s presence at the Annapoorna World of Food India signifies Europe’s focus on India as a key country for agriculture-based products trade. In India, there is a fast-growing demand for European foods such as dairy, olive oil, malt and processed agricultural products. For the EU, India is a potential growth market for exports. Agricultural product exports have been growing steadily over the past few years from 0.9 percent of total exports in 2009 to 1.3 percent in 2013 and are set to increase even further.

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