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MOFA prepares at least 20 trade fairs for next year

MOFA prepares at least 20 trade fairs for next year

Taipei, Dec.29 (CNA) Encouraged by the results of overseas trade fairs in 2009, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) plans to organize at least 20 trade shows abroad next year.
Weber Shih, director-general of the MOFA Department of Economic and Trade Affairs, said Tuesday that the Foreign Ministry will target Taiwan's diplomatic allies and emerging markets, such as Russia, India and Indonesia, as the first locations for such fairs.
This year, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has held 19 trade fairs in 19 foreign countries, including Indonesia, Panama, Guatemala and Mongolia, at the MOFA's behest.
A total of 280 Taiwan-based businesses attended the fairs, which created over US$100 million in commercial opportunities, 10 percent more than a year earlier, according to Shih.
(By Hsieh Chia-chen and Elizabeth Hsu)