Taiwanese Food Delegation due in Auckland

New Zealand’s Food importers will have an opportunity to consider a vast variety of food stuffs from Taiwan as a trade delegation visits Auckland later this month.

The Taiwan Food Exhibition, including a buyer-seller meet will be held at Rendezvous Hotel (Mayoral Drive) on September 22, 2014.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will lead a group of 32 Taiwanese foods vendors to participate in the one-day exhibition.

The annual production value of Taiwan’s 6000 food and beverage manufacturers during 2013 was US$19.81 billion, of which the value of exports was US$ 3.87 billion.

According to the Taiwan Council of Agriculture, the country’s main export food sub-sectors (in value) include fish & fishery products, cereals & cereal products, and fruits & derived products.

The main import sub-sectors contain cereals & cereal products, oilseeds, and livestock & poultry products.

Global flavours

As home to ethnic diversity, Taiwan has incorporated the essence and flavours of foods from all over the world and developed well-known food processing industries, ensuring consumers safe, quality, and healthy foods.

The 32 competitive exhibitors of the Taiwan Pavilion will showcase their latest food and beverages, such as bubble tea ingredients, confectioneries, frozen food, prepared & canned food, soybean sauces & dressings, rice & cereals, noodles, drinks and teas, to offer an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy the Far East’s delicacies.

Confectionary innovation

Taiwanese confectionery manufacturers are responding with innovations to the snack market’s requirements. Among the items shows in Australia were organic dried pineapple from the Beans’ Group, pork floss series from Hsin Li Hsian, crispy shrimp crackers from Kaka, prunes and plums from Mei Yuan, mochi and jelly from San Shu Gong, buckwheat biscuits from Taiwan Golden Buckwheat, and seaweed chips from Xin Pin.

Bubble Tea

Originating from Taiwan, bubble tea is prevailing all over the world. Ingredients of bubble drinks, including tea and fruit syrups, tapioca pearls, ball, noodles, and ice confection will also be a part of the exhibition.

With professional practice in fermentation techniques, Kokumori, Master Sauce, San Ying, Shih-Chuan Excellence and Sauceco will present their naturally brewed soy sauces, vinegar, miso, seasonings and dressings, and bean paste to meet the requirements of Chinese food restaurants and epicures.

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, TAITRA is the foremost non-profit trade and investment promotion organisation in Taiwan.

Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and commercial organisations, it assists Taiwanese companies to reinforce their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

TAITRA boasts of a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1200 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and over 50 overseas branches worldwide.

Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and Taipei World Trade Center, TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Websites: www.taiwantrade.com.tw; www.taitra.org.tw

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