Yesterday, Deputy Secretary-General Wency Tan and Athena Lai from Public Relations Department of IFA warmly received Chief Representative Lotus Yang and Promotion Manager Carol Cai both from China Taiwan Trade Center in Guangzhou. Both parties discussed the development trend and pain point of imported food in China.
While visiting the Food2China Trading Center, Ms. Tan introduced the Food2China one-stop service and the different functions of the center such as promotion and display, office place, conference and activities, catering and supporting services etc,. Representatives of China Taiwan Trade Center in Guangzhou highly appreciated the Food2China one-stop service and the online B2B matchmaking event of IFA, believing that the professional service provided by us would promote the development of China Taiwan food enterprises in mainland China, and is looking forward to the further cooperation in the future.
Representatives of China Taiwan Trade Center in Guangzhou introduced that because of its location in tropical and subtropical areas, China Taiwan is in rich of fruits, vegetables and aquatic products with high quality. In 2019, the overall output value of China Taiwan's food and beverage manufacturing industry was about $21.4 billion, accounting for 4.77% of the total manufacturing industry, showing great potential for development.
In recent years, the agricultural products and food industries in China Taiwan have shown a good development trend, and the food industry chain has been fully developed. Food peripheral industries such as food packaging, processing machinery and cold chain logistics have developed well. In addition, with diversified food culture and high attention to food safety, China Taiwan will be a great partner for international food trade and cooperation.
In 2019, IFA once organized a delegation of our members to Taiwan for a field trip. Representatives of China Taiwan Trade Center in Guangzhou said the purpose of this visit is to further deepen mutual understanding, so as to carry out further cooperation with IFA &F2C team of on the basis of the friendly cooperation before and help China Taiwan food enterprises to develop their food business in South China.
In the future, we will continue to cooperate with trade centers in various regions to bring more high-quality domestic and foreign food to South China and promote the in-depth development of the imported food industry.