TAITRA expects good results in Paraguay
July 24, 2014, 12:08 am TWN
TAIPEI--Taiwan's main trade promotion body is expecting to "see good results" for Taiwanese exporters at the annual Expo Mariano Roque Alonso in Paraguay, which opened on July 12.
The 16-day show, now in its 33rd year, is one of Paraguay's most important trade shows, featuring products and services from a wide range of sectors, including the livestock and automobile industries, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA,中華民國對外貿易發展協會) said in a statement Tuesday.
"Since day one of the event, we have seen many business opportunities, with the Taiwan pavilion attracting crowds, especially over the weekend," TAITRA said.
Many Taiwanese exhibitors are actively seeking local sales partners and even investment opportunities, the statement said.
This year, the Taiwan pavilion consists of 20 exhibitors representing the information and communications technology, bicycle, auto parts, hardware, handicraft and cosmetics sectors, according to TAITRA.
Taiwan and Paraguay already have close ties because Paraguay is Taiwan's only diplomatic ally in South America, the trade promoter said, but it expected even stronger trade relations this year because of the potential for an upswing in business.