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Belize Individual Country Promotion – 2013 Taipei International Food Show

Belize Individual Country Promotion – 2013 Taipei International Food Show

Date: 6/26-6/29


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l  For Belize’s participation in the 2013 Taipei International Food Show, the Embassy of Belize in the R.O.C (Taiwan) utilized the individual country budget and imported new samples of Belizean products to be exhibit and marketed at the regional Central American Pavilion. The highlighted items for 2013 were: hot sauces, liquors, and coffee.

l  CATO organized one product presentation at the Central American Pavilion for the Belizean hot sauce, Marie Sharp’s. CATO invited its Taiwanese importer, ABCO Co., Ltd., to introduce the hot sauce series, enhanced by preparing the traditional Belizean cuisines seasoned by the said products. Sample tasting of the hot sauces (for the two major brands from Belize, Marie Sharp’s & Hot Mama’s) was also provided at the Center Stage of the Central American Pavilion.

l  CATO also arranged sample tasting for the Belizean liquors (rum). Rum is the byproduct of the prominent sugar industry in Belize. Belizean rum is unique in its flavors. As instructed by the Embassy of Belize, CATO mixed the Belizean rum with fresh juices, and the sample drinks were provided at the Center Stage of the Central American Pavilion to collect the feedbacks from the Taiwanese visitors for further market survey and study.

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Belize Attended the 22nd Annual Taipei International Food Show

                                       PRESS RELEASE

  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.

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize

Tel: 501-822-3737

Fax: 501-822-0595


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