The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is again showing a great interest in the Chinese market of seafood. On several dates in February, NSC is inviting the industry to a dialogue about market access and potential for Norwegian seafood export to China.
“The key focus is the market access for Norwegian seafood. What is the status and development on the different market access issues,” says Sigmund Bjørgo, director of the Norwegian Seafood Council in China, in an email to ScandAsia.
Norwegian Seafood Council have arranged meetings in four Norwegian cities, Tromsø, Trondheim, Bergen and Ålesund, in the beginning of February. The two first meetings have already been held in Tromsø and Trondheim on 3 and 7 February 2017.
According to Sigmund Bjørgo, 12 people from the industry came to each of the meetings. The meeting in Bergen, 8 February 2017, is expected to be the biggest one with 32 people registered.
“We are also presenting key market insights and discussing strategy and activities for when the market opens up again,” says Sigmund Bjørgo.
The growing interest on increasing trade with China comes following the normalisation of relations between Norway and China, after spending years on rebuilding trust to end a diplomatic freeze caused by the award of the Nobel Peace Price to a Chinese dissident in 2010.
Source: Norwegian Seafood Council, Sigmund Bjørgo