Commissioner Phil Hogan will be visiting China in May 2018, accompanied by a business delegation of senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The programme of activities for the business delegates will take place in Shanghai from 14-17 May and will be followed by a visit to Shenzhen from 18-19 May 2018.
The poultry sector will be represented by Birthe Steenberg (AVEC secretary general), Gert Ian Oplat ( Nepluvi) Michael Keiser (PHW group).
The purpose of this visit is facilitating exchange and agreements between European and Chinese businesses active in the agri-food sector, while building on and profiting from existing presence of European agri-food products on the Chinese market. China was the second largest importer of EU agricultural and processed agricultural products in 2016, receiving 8.7% of all EU agricultural exports. For more information please refer to the website of the EU Commission.