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    SBN Episode 98

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    Welcome to the second of three special episodes of the Scottish Business Network podcast in partnership with the UK Government’s Department of Business and Trade and, in particular, its International Markets Team for Latin America and the Caribbean.


    And here's a questions for you... Did you know that one of the most popular dishes in Brazil is sushi? That's a consequence of another fact that may or may not surprise you in that Brazil is home to 1.5m people of Japanese descent – one of the biggest Japanese communities outside Japan itself.


    Stay with me because that is a valuable fact for the Scottish seafood industry, and in particular salmon producers, because there is a huge opportunity to sell high-quality Scottish salmon to the sushi chefs of Brazil.


    That’s exactly why as part of the Government’s Seafood Exports Package, the Department of Business and Trade, in collaboration with Defra and Seafood Scotland, recently brought some of Brazil’s most influential sushi chefs over to Scotland to demonstrate what is on offer. This initiative was led by Iseabail Mactaggart, Deputy Director for Scotland at the UK Government’s Department of Business and Trade, and she explains all in this episode.



    If you have any queries about markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, or would like to explore trade opportunities there, do get in touch by sending an email to exportsupport.latac@fcdo.gov.uk

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