Date: April 19, 2017
The Taiwan Halal Center will open April 21 in Taipei City as part of government efforts
to assist local businesses in tapping potential-laden Muslim markets worldwide, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced.
Operated by TAITRA under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the facility aims to create a complete halal industry ecosystem in Taiwan by providing local firms with market intelligence, helping them gain halal certification and stimulating related exports. The center will also serve as a match-making and information sharing platform for Taiwan companies and their counterparts in Muslim-majority economies.
Promotion of halal exports is a priority under the government’s New Southbound Policy. A key component of President Tsai Ing-wen’s national development strategy, the peoplecentric initiative seeks to deepen agricultural, business, cultural, educational, tourism and trade ties with the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states, six South Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand. [FULL STORY]