Exports of tequila to the Japanese market "will immediately increase to 30 percent more than we export now and will be double in three years," said Eduardo Orendain, president of the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry.
The chamber is based in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, about 400 km northwest of Mexico City. Orendain
, 45, said that Japan will quickly become one of the world's five largest importers of tequila.
asked, citing the FTA with the European Union
that Mexico signed in 1997, which expanded exports of tequila to the EU by 50 percent.
"Just as Mexicans enjoy sake, so the Japanese could enjoy our tequila," Orendain