Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Taiwan is promoting its halal industries to attract more global Muslim consumers, including from Indonesia, to use their products and visit the island nation as a Muslim-friendly tourist destination, an official stated.
Taiwan will bring various halal industries, from food and beverage products to tourism services, to suit Muslim`s preferences.
Taiwan is also interested in developing digital economy through e-commerce in Indonesia and attracting Indonesian investors as Taiwanese trade partners.
In parallel, the 2018 Expo will host a series of activities, including one-on-one trade meetings, Taiwan Medical Day, Taiwan Excellence Smart City Seminar, Taiwan Excellence Zumba Fest, Taiwan Cultural Performances, and other exciting events.
In terms of using the potential of the two economies, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been facilitating the expo every year, in particular to push Indonesian export.
“This will be the second year of the Taiwan Expo, and based on the first event, we can tell that the investors have become more enthusiastic,” Rini Lestari, the Commerce chairwoman of Indonesia-Taiwan Committee, revealed.
Lestari added that some Taiwanese businesses had been partnered with Indonesian companies, but most of them were for import.
“As Taiwan`s market is relatively small, it has not been targeted for Indonesian export yet,” she noted.
However, Lestari highlighted Indonesian handicrafts, such as batik clothes and house wares, which are in high demand in the Taiwanese market.