2017/05/31 Taiwan Trade Mission Visits to Iran, Turkey & UAE

Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 31 May 2017

With the support of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, TAITRA spearheaded the Taiwan Trade Mission of 20 Taiwanese enterprises on April 27, 2017, for a 12-day trade visit to Iran, Turkey, and the UAE. The delegation met with a total of 417 potential buyers and discussed prospective business deals estimated about USD15 million. Overall, the visits were a success, with every Taiwanese delegate expressing approval.

Jerry S. Yang, director general of Commercial Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, said, “The Middle-East market requires importation of various goods so Taiwanese companies should pay more attention to this region. There are numerous distributors in Dubai who can help Taiwan companies to sell their products on the local market. Our office will continuously facilitate bilateral trade by offering necessary assistance.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Yaser Tai-hsiang Cheng, the representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara, said, “Turkey is one of Taiwan’s important trade partners. Every year, Taiwan enjoys huge trade surplus from exports to Turkey.” On the other hand, Dr. Yavuz Cabbars, secretary general of Ankara Commerce and Industry, said, “Taiwan’s products are well known in the global market. Turkish people welcome Taiwan companies not only to sell products to Turkey but also to invest in Turkey so that both sides can further strengthen economic relationship with each other. Turkey also hopes that Taiwan would introduce more new technologies to the local market.”

The Middle East has abundant oil and natural gas reserves, which make the region a major energy exporter to the world market. This also fuels demands for more import products to enter the market. To seize the opportunity, TAITRA has lined up more than 12 trade events for the Middle East market, and is looking to foster more economic exchanges and trade cooperation with its counterparts from the region.


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