Date: November 2, 2016
A delegation organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs concluded its weeklong visit to Malaysia and
Indonesia Oct. 29, successfully deepening business ties with the two Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states.
Led by MOEA Vice Minister Yang Wei-fuu, the 24-member group comprised officials from Tainan City Government and executives from Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and several state-backed enterprises, including China Steel Corp. and CPC Corp.
During their Oct. 23-25 stay in Malaysia, the group visited several trade promotion organizations and exchanged views on efforts to boost e-commerce, halal industries, trade and investment. The vice minister also held discussions with representatives of business associations in Kuala Lumpur to bring them up to speed on the government’s New Southbound Policy, which is designed to enhance ties between Taiwan and countries in South and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, delegates attended TAITRA-organized trade promotion events in the Malaysian capital aimed at creating business opportunities for Taiwan sectors such as auto parts, consumer products, hardware, green energy and information and communications technology. [FULL STORY]