A consumer product promotion delegation organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 貿協) will visit South Korea and Japan at the end of this month, TAITRA said yesterday.
The delegation, which will be comprised of 74 local consumer product producers will visit Seoul, Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo between Sept. 30 and Oct. 9. TAITRA said.
Because TAITRA organizes only one consumer product promotion tour to Japan and South Korea every year, the visit has drawn considerable attention from local enterprises that target the two markets, an official said.
Of the 74 companies, 35 will visit Seoul and 73 will gather in Fukuoka. The delegation includes Farcent Enterprise Co, Ltd (花仙子企業), Magic Amah (Samoa) Co Ltd (妙管家), Sinon Corp (興農), Tayi Sein Textile Co (泰成紡織) and Lisa Everfashion Corp (利沙企業),
TAITRA said the tour would provide a good opportunity to enhance the visibility of Taiwan-made products and boost sales to the two markets as the regional economy continues to rebound from last year’s global meltdown.
Japan is Taiwan’s second- largest trading partner. Last year, Taiwan’s exports to Japan totaled US$14.5 billion, down 17.4 percent from a year earlier, but exports in the first eight months of this year have regained momentum, growing 30.1 percent year-on-year to US$11.82 billion.
South Korea ranks as Taiwan’s fifth-largest trading partner. Exports to South Korea between January and last month grew 48.26 percent year-on-year to US$6.85 billion, just under the US$7.3 billion Taiwan exported there in all of last year.