TAITRA boosts ties with seafood deals

WIN-WIN: Importers are to purchase US$48 million of seafood over the next year from three Central American allies, which would help make up for a shortfall in local supply

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 22, 2018
By: Ted Chen  /  Staff reporter

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) yesterday said it

Taiwan External Trade Development Council chairman James Huang shows a lobster to reporters during a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

has bolstered diplomatic ties with Central American allies after a delegation inked deals for US$11.06 million in seafood imports.

Early this month, the nonprofit government-sponsored trade promotion institution led a delegation of 10 local seafood importers, including Mayfull Foods Corp (美福食集), on visits to seafood suppliers in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The council said that it secured long-term procurement deals during the trip for the region’s specialty Pacific white shrimp and Caribbean spiny lobster.

Taiwan has an immense appetite for seafood, with annual imports last year reaching US$400 million, while exports totaled US$100 million, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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