TAIWANESE BIZMEN SEEK ORGANIC PRODUCTS
Taiwanese businessmen are looking for organic edible products that include variants of multi-grain flakes and OTER multi-cereal milk, yam and nuts, organic juices, and even ketchup and organic vinegar.
This year’s Taiwan Trade and Investment Delegation will gear in creating potential business partners in organic products, a business leader said.
Mindanao Business Council (MBC) executive director Rolando Torres said organic products will be the one of the four industries to be business-matched during the investment meeting on October 19, 2018 at Apo View Hotel.
The organic edible products include variants of multi-grain flakes and OTER multi-cereal milk, yam and nuts, organic juices, and even ketchup and organic vinegar. Cheng Yuan Organic Corporation and Hong Kong View Enterprise Ltd. Taiwan branch will be the companies attending for the organic product business match.
Torres said this organic product industry will help strengthen the local efforts in supporting farm-to-table initiatives.
“Maganda yung potential on farm-to-table restaurants. Of course, offering organic products, so magandang ma-explore ‘yun (There is a potential in farm-to-table restaurants. It would be good to explore on organic products),” Torres said in an interview.
Torres said the Taiwanese investors are gaining interest here because of the government’s efforts on investment promotions.
“Well, they (the Taiwanese) were very vocal about it that it was the president and the president’s intensified effort in investments here in Mindanao. And the expectations were met. That prompted them to hold another meeting in October,” Torres said in an interview.
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