By Inside Biz
The Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will once again facilitate the participation of Eswatini-based traders in Food Taipei Mega shows.
The shows are one of Asia’s biggest trade shows focusing on food and beverages processing, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, all types of edible food, food technology, food packaging, restaurants, and catering.
The invitation is specifically aimed at food and beverage manufacturers, or those who supply related products in Eswatini. The companies need to be export ready and have products to exhibit at the trade show.
Food Taipei Mega Shows will take place from 14-17 June 2023. Businesses who would like to apply for their goods to be exhibited at the expo have until 12 April 2023 to apply. Sibusiso Mnisi, Manager External Trade at EIPA says thirty local companies will be afforded the opportunity to attend three trade shows.
“We are happy to once again have the support of TAITRA in sending traders to Taiwan this year. TAITRA has committed to taking 30 local companies to Taiwan this year for a total of 3 trade shows including Food Taipei. This invitation to traders is part of a bigger strategy aimed at accomplishing EIPA’s Trade mandate.”
Mnisi adds that Food Taipei is but one of the opportunities that they put forward to traders in an attempt to offer them the opportunities they need to expand their export capability.
He says these opportunities allow local traders a chance to penetrate a new client base and market their brands effectively with potential customers and distributors.
The EIPA Manager further notes that the existence of the Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) signed between Eswatini and Taiwan is an added advantage for Eswatini-based businesses in that their goods will be exported to Taiwan duty-free should they be fortunate enough to realize a new market for their products.
More about the Trade Show
Traders can visit https://investeswatini.org.sz/food-taipei-trade-show-2023/ to download the application form before the deadline of 12 April 2023.
Traders with any questions can call 2404 0470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In October 2023, traders in food and beverage will also be able to apply to join Kaohsiung, another food and beverage trade show in Taipei.
Those who cannot be selected for Food Taipei in June may be selected for Kaohsiung towards the end of the year. New applications will, however also be considered should there be space available.