Taipei, May 18, 2019
The Taiwan Expo commenced it 2019 tour in New Delhi on May 16, 2019, spotlighting the quality of the nation’s products and services and strengthening business exchanges with the Indo-Pacific country.
Extensive goods and services
Organised jointly by the Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and government-supported Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the three-day event is showcasing a wide array of goods and services across such sectors as agriculture, cultural and creative, green tech, innovative medicine, and travel and tourism.
The expo is scheduled to visit Penang, Malaysia from July 5 and 6, 2019 Hanoi, Vietnam from August 8 to 10, 2019; Surabaya, Indonesia from September 26 to 28, 2019 and Davao City in the Philippines, from November 8 to 9, 2019.
According to TAITRA, nine events have been staged in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam since 2017.
“The fairs have featured over 1400 Taiwan companies, attracted about 210,000 visitors and helped some 500 firms tap opportunities in regional markets,” a Statement said.
Concrete achievements under the Programme include introduction of locally-made unmanned agricultural vehicles to Thailand; signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Taipei Veterans General Hospital and a children’s medical facility in Ho Chi Minh City; and the expansion of Taiwan e-commerce operators to Indonesia and Vietnam.
Another major benefit is tourism promotion.
“By highlighting signature aspects of Taiwan culture and lifestyle such as cuisine and tea production, the expos have bolstered awareness of the nation’s leisure environment, a TAITRA official said and cited surveys showing that nearly 90% of visitors expressed interest in visiting Taiwan. (SFC-E)
Source: Taiwan Today