EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan visited China and Japan from 16 - 22 April 2016.
In addition to the political discussions the Commissioner with his counterparts, an important aspect of the visit to both countries was promoting EU food and drink and facilitating business in the agri-food sector.
Commissioner Hogan was accompanied by a delegation of 62 senior European executives representing key sectors in the EU trade with the two countries.
The visit started in China (Shanghai and Beijing) from 16 to 20 April and continued to Japan (Tokyo) between 20 and 22 April.
Amongst the various promotion events, he participated in the launch of the "European Restaurant Week" in both Beijing and Tokyo.
Videos and photos - EC Audiovisual portal:
The presentations given during the introductory business seminars: