The China Post
Date: November 3, 2016
By: John Liu
TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 8,000 professionals visited the Kaohsiung Food Show between Oct. 27-30,
a 25-percent increase on last year, the event’s organizer said.
The food show drew buyers from Taiwan as well other countries, with Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the U.S. making up the bulk of international buyers.
At the event, over 400 procurement sessions were held to match buyers and sellers. US$20.5 million in deals were struck, according to event organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Buyers from Southeast Asia and South Asia, regions targeted by the government’s “New Southbound Policy,” were more interested in tea, fruits and vegetables, snack and dessert, prepared food, sauces and condiment, TAITRA said.
Tin Thuong from Vietnam said Taiwan produced excellent passion fruits that were in great demand in Vietnam, adding that business deals were struck with Taiwanese sellers at the food show. [FULL STORY]