Established Shin-Nippon Commerce, Inc. in Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo in August
Began export of AJINOMOTO® to the Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico, iodine to Brazil, and food products and sundries to Mexico
Began export of optical equipment
Began export of materials to Ajinomoto Group overseas plants
Received Certification as an export-contributing business enterprise from the Minister of International Trade and Industry
Began export of plant expansion materials and equipment to Ajinomoto Group overseas plants
Began import of frozen shelled shrimp for Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.
Began export agency business for Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Established representative office in Karachi, Pakistan
Began third-country trading of AJINOMOTO® to Vietnam and within Africa
Began import of pet food for Ajinomoto General Foods, Inc. (currently Ajinomoto AGF, Inc.)
Made investments in Thai Food Promotor Co., Ltd. (currently Ajitrade [Thailand] Co., Ltd.) and dispatched expatriates to the company
Made investments in Taiso Commerce, Inc. and dispatched expatriates to the company
Established European office in the Netherlands
Began sales of release paper serving as general agent
Began imports of AJINOMOTO® in conjunction with the diversification of Ajinomoto Group production sites
Made investments in Ajitrade Pte. Ltd. (currently Ajinomoto [Singapore] Pte. Ltd.)
Relocated head office to Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Changed company name to Ajinomoto Trading, Inc. Acquired ISO 9001 certification
Acquired AEO business (specified exporter) certification
* The AEO scheme is a program whereby the customs authorities certify businesses that have established freight security controls and compliance systems.
Relocated head office to Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding
Transferred medical ophthalmic equipment business