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TAITRA to hold products fair in China


The semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday, will hold a products fair in China a week later, it said.

It will be the first large-scale exhibition of its kind after the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed on Tuesday in Chongqing, China, TAITRA said.

The Taiwanese products fair, which will open in Tianjin on Thursday next week, was designed to help Taiwanese businesses that will benefit from the ECFA’s “early harvest list” to gain a bigger slice of China’s vast consumer market, TAITRA said.

Under the terms of the trade agreement, 539 Taiwanese items and 267 categories of Chinese goods will be eligible for zero-tariff treatment within two years after the implementation of the ECFA.

The Taiwan-made products range from shoes, bicycles and machine tools to sports products.

At the TAITRA fair, 791 Taiwanese companies, 200 of which manufacture goods on the early harvest list, will showcase their products at 1,900 booths in Hebei Province.

Now in its 40th year, TAITRA has offices in Guangzhou, Nanjing, Dalian, Wuhan, Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Chengdu and Xiamen to help Taiwanese companies explore the Chinese market.

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