Sir: I was encouraged to read the article on the establishment of Foodpolis (‘Gateway to China: Korea’s export push,’ 8 February, p43). This investment by the Korean government represents a very significant development in global food trade and offers British companies a low-risk entry into the North East Asia-Pacific region.

Campden BRI has longstanding links with South Korea and has been involved with Foodpolis from the conceptual stages because we see it as a real opportunity for our members to establish food business activities in the region.

We hosted two industry events in 2011 introducing Foodpolis to our members and have also provided consultancy ourselves to the cluster in relation to research facilities. In many ways, Foodpolis’s role is similar to Campden BRI’s in working in partnership with the food industry to apply technical knowledge and provide commercially relevant solutions.

Martin Hall, director of science, Campden BRI