TAITRA’s aims for domestic food industry is to hold delegations, trade missions, and help food related associations with their needs in integrating, planning, and executing overseas missions. We will also assist fruits and vegetables vendors, food processors and seafood vendors to sell their goods to the global market.
By utilizing foreign sales and distribution channels to hold Taiwan Food Festivals and Taiwan Food Zones to build a positive image for Taiwanese goods for consumers worldwide.
Since the start of this project, we have been inviting foreign buyers and arranging one-on-one trade meetings with Taiwanese vendors. To increase the body of knowledge available in the industry, we also inviting scholars and experts to analyze market trends and share with domestic enterprises.
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 101 countries.
To enhance the innovative image of Taiwanese industry, the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) authorizes TAITRA to implement “The Taiwan Industry Image Enhancement Project (IEP)”. The project is targeting 15 countries, including USA, Germany, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Mainland China, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Japan, and Spain, Turkey. By employing integrated marketing strategies, such as exhibition marketing, experiential marketing, channel marketing, media relations, advertising, celebrity endorsement, brand agency fairs, digital marketing and other related activities, the IEP has significantly improved the public image of Taiwanese industry. The improvement has resulted in raised brand awareness and consumer preference for partnering Taiwanese brands, as well as increased sales revenue and an expansion of the sales base in the targeted markets. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.taiwanexcellence.org/en
Taiwan became the 41st signatory to the WTO’s plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) in July 2009. To help Taiwanese enterprises obtain procurement opportunities benefiting from GPA accession, TAITRA has been administering the Global Government Procurement Project that was first organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) in 2009. Through the years, TAITRA has been running a website providing the latest global public tender notices and relevant business information that is collected from over 120 Taiwanese trade and economic offices. Additionally, TAITRA holds large-scale “Sourcing Taiwan for Government Procurement” meetings annually; organizes seminars on specific countries’ public procurement guidelines and experiences with international bids, and provides the services of product sourcing and supplier matchmaking that fulfill all foreign tender winners’ procurement plans.
Marketing alliances in ICT, engineering, security and surveillance, green energy, and water treatment have been established in the GPA Project since 2016. Members of these alliances are system integration solution providers with government procurement project experiences in each area. Alliance members share market information and experience with each other, as well as work together to provide state-of-the-art total solutions. Moreover, TAITRA arranges trade missions for alliance members to promote their products and solutions overseas.
It is hoped that under this project, Taiwan’s dynamic enterprises will deepen the relationships with tender winners, win subcontracting opportunities and strengthen their ability to bid directly on government contracts abroad.
Please visit our website, which integrates information on global public procurement tenders, a professional consultants’ databank in the fields of finance, law and marketing, and the latest event notices.
To assist Taiwanese suppliers explore new business opportunities, TAITRA has established 3 “Taiwan Product Centers” in India since August 2016. Based on their successful experiences in India, TAITRA opens 2 more “Taiwan Product Centers” in Indonesia and Malaysia in 2017, offering localized marketing strategies and customized services. Please visit “Taiwan Product Center website” for more details.
In order to follow the religious regulations regarding dietary and lifestyle, Muslims consume and purchase halal-certified products. It is, therefore, essential to enhance the convenience of purchasing halal products in Taiwan. By doing so, a warm and friendly living environment will be created for Muslims in Taiwan, which will further realize the deeper meaning of the "people-centered" policy promoted by our government. In April, 2017, the Bureau of Foreign Trade entrusted the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to set up the Taiwan Halal Center. This will serve to assist professionally in promoting the Taiwan halal industry, both locally and globally. The core value of the Taiwan Halal Center is being "people-centered". We aim to create a Muslim-friendly environment, in which Muslims can purchase quality products made in Taiwan without worry, and have more convenient lives here. Our missions are to build up the strength of the local halal industry, to build trust with Muslims abroad, to expand the Muslim market, and to establish a halal eco-system in Taiwan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) entrusted TAITRA to organize overseas exhibitions. These exclusive events helped Taiwanese enterprises to expand their market and further boost bilateral diplomatic and trade relations between Taiwanese enterprises and the world.