Taiwan trade delegation on trip to 4 African nations
CNATAIPEI -- A trade delegation left Taiwan on yesterday on a visit to four African countries to explore business opportunities there, according to Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which is sponsoring the mission.
February 19, 2014, 12:13 am TWN
The delegation comprises representatives of 17 businesses, mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the council said.
The group will hold trade fairs in Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso and Uganda, four African countries that have great business potential and a combined population of 150 million, the trade promotion body said.
It is TAITRA's first effort to hold a trade fair in Tunisia, a North African country that Taiwanese businessmen find difficult to enter as they often have a long wait to obtain visas.
During its tour, the delegation will also take part in Africalia 2014, this year's edition of a biennial forum that will be held in Burkina Faso, according to TAITRA.