July 19, 2012– The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), along with Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm, Hot Mamas Pepper Sauce, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the 22nd Annual Taipei International Food Show, held from June 27th– June 30th, in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Approximately 40,000 visitors attended the food show; therefore, creating a platform for regional and international producers and attendees to promote their products in the Taiwanese market. Apart from showcasing a wide variety of Belizean products, the two participating Belizean companies received favorable feedback from the attendees at the Show. Potential buyers and trading partners were identified through networking at the show. Communication was established and dialogue has been undertaken to facilitate the process of potential trade between the interested buyers and the respective companies.
During this show, matters of concern and interest were addressed. Mr. Alexis Rosado, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, queried on what could be done to address the 20% duty on imported Belizean shrimp by Taiwan. As a result, both parties have agreed to examine ways to address the issue in an effort to minimize the effects.
Belize’s presence at the Taipei International Food Show was made possible through the effective facilitation by Central American Trade Office (CATO) in Taiwan, R.O.C., The Embassy of Belize to Taiwan, Embassy of Taiwan to Belize, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belize.
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