By: By Milly Lin and Elizabeth Hsu, Central News Agency
Attracted by business opportunities in Muslim markets in the Middle East and Central Asia, Taiwan is preparing to assist businesses to acquire halal certification and will also take measures to boost exports to secular Turkey.
At a forum held Sunday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in Istanbul, Turkey, Economics Minister John Deng led MOEA and TAITRA staff stationed in the Middle East and Central Asia to brainstorm strategies for boosting Taiwan’s exports to those areas.
Also taking part in the discussion, which focused on how to address Taiwan’s weakening exports, were Bureau of Foreign Trade Director-General Yang Jen-ni, TAITRA Chairman Francis Liang and TAITRA President and CEO Peter Huang. [FULL STORY]