Polish Food in India

Kiełbasa to India?

Kiełbasa to India?

The Minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki is travelling to India to discuss the possibility of exporting Polish food to the Indian market. The Indian market is perceived as having great prospects by Polish companies. The main purpose of the visit is the necessity of conducting direct talks on the access of Polish agricultural food products to the Indian market. The minister will be accompanied by the Main Veterinary Inspector, the head of the Veterinary Institute in Puławy and the Inspector General of the Main Inspectorate of Plant Health and Seeds. The date of the visit of Marek Sawicki in India coincides with the International Food and Hospitality Fair Aahar AAHAR 2015 in New Delhi, in which almost 30 Polish companies representing the agricultural food sectors such as meat and dairy industries are taking part. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Asian and Middle-Eastern countries have been becoming increasingly important markets for Polish export as a result of the efforts of the Polish government. The ministry points out that the opening of new markets for the Polish food sector is of great importance, especially when there are difficulties on existing markets due to the deterioration of the economic situation on the Russian market for political reasons. Polish companies believe that India’s market looks promising due to its large population and the increasing wealth of its citizens. More recently (January this year), deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski and deputy Minister of Agriculture Tadeusz Nalewajek visited India where they talked about the possibility of exporting Polish apples. India imports approximately 200,000 tons of this fruit annually. For now, however, the trade volume of food between Poland and India is small. Last year, Poland exported €6.4 million of food products as compared to the €2.9 million of products exported a year earlier. Mainly chocolates and pastries, fish, flour and jams have been exported to India. Many more food products were imported from India to Poland. The value of imports in 2014 amounted to €107.7 million as compared to €86.4 million in 2013. This includes tobacco, dried seeds (sesame and mustard), tea, coconut, shellfish and rice.
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