Taiwan has received orders worth US$1 million during a four-day Taiwanese trade fair that concluded on Saturday in Guatemala City and is expected to secure follow-up trade deals worth an estimated US$16 million, a Taiwanese economic official in the country said on Saturday.
The trade show, organized by the Republic of China embassy in Guatemala and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, gathered 45 Taiwanese enterprises and 15 Guatemalan firms and organizations to showcase their products.
The products on display included notebook computers, mobile phones, mobile air conditioners, LED lighting products, energy efficient appliances and electronic devices, as well as clothing fabrics and textiles, fashion accessories and other home appliances.
The fair, the first of its kind in the Central American country, attracted nearly 3,000 visitors, said Hsieh Jung-chang (謝榮昌), an embassy official.
The event was attended by Guatemalan Minister of Economic Affairs Erick Coyoy, Agriculture Minister Juan Alfonso de Leon and several other high-ranking government officials, as well as a number of industrial and business leaders, Hsieh said.
At the conclusion of the fair, Carlos Caal, chairman of a Guatemalan carpenters’ association, and Rigoberto Quite, chairman of a furniture association, both of which are being guided by a Taiwanese technical mission in the country, expressed their gratitude for having been invited to exhibit their products at the event.
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