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Taiwan urges food firms to tap new markets

Taipei, Taiwan—The Taiwan food and packaging industry urged global food manufacturers and even packaging technology innovators to maximize the opportunity presented by the trade war between the US and China.

“As the trade war between the US and China unfolds, countries may take this opportunity to develop new markets. US and China and the world need materials, they need technology for their food business and packaging industries,” Taiwan Packaging Association chairwoman May Wang said Wednesday at the opening of the 29th Taipei International Food Show held at the Taipei World Trade Center.

She specifically addressed participants to the expo, including seven exhibitors from the Philippines who joined the 3-day food event.

She noted the global food manufacturing and packaging industries would help diversify the risks of the trade war by promoting smart technologies to countries where the innovations mattered most.

She also urged participants to use advanced technology in manufacturing and packaging facilities such as artificial intelligence and robotics to reduce costs.

Philippine participants kept an open mind to improve production using advanced technology.

Filipino companies in the Expo include Century Pacific Food Inc., Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Grand Asia Integrated Natural Coco Products Corp., Leonie Agri Corp., Team Asia Corp., Tropicana Food Products Inc., and Yearluck Food and Industrial Corp.

The 2019 Food Taipei 5-in-1 Mega Expo is the largest global exhibition that combined five major exhibitions—Food Taipei, Foodtech & Bio/Pharmatech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan HORECA, and Halal Taiwan.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council organized the annual event.

Thirty-eight countries have signed up to join the Expo from 36 in 2018.

The Expo booked 1,757 exhibitors with as much as 5,056 booths occupying the 91,000 square-meter exhibition floor.

Topics: Taiwan Packaging Association , May Wang , 29th Taipei International Food Show

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