They achieved deals for $487,000 and they had the chance to show national products that proved interesting for the Taiwanese.
Matilde de Palomo, who traveled on behalf of organic products company Shucil, came back with an order for 10.000 organic soap pills, a product that is elaborated with raw materials from the country. An additional 7.000 units of this product were exported earlier this year. "We have to max out the FTA with Taiwan", stated the businesswoman.
Café Maya has positioned itself for new business in international markets with its coffee.
At the 18th edition of the international food show, coffee buyers from several countries were present. The show is considered one of the best opportunities for coffee producers anywhere in the world, according to Andrés Kafati, an executive from Molinos Café Maya.
Sixteen Salvadorean coffee exporters are featuring their wares at Food Taipai 2008.
The Taiwanese Minister of Economy, Yiin Chiiming, described Salvadorean coffee as being "Aromatic, with excellent flavor and quality and slightly sweet."
In addition to coffee, Salvadorean exhibitors are presenting fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry products, seafood, meat, edible oils, health foods, canned foods, soft drinks and condiments.
The event in Taiwan's capital city continues until the weekend.
12 companies are preparing to participate in the annual food fair to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 22 to 25 June.
The delegation is composed of producers of sugar cane, honey, tobacco, coffee beans, processed coffee, seafood, beef, beans and cheese among others.
"Food Taipei is attended by hundreds of businessmen from all over Asia, this represents an opportunity for Nicaragua to enter into other Asian markets through Taiwan, a country with which it has had a Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) since 2008. " noted an article in Laprensa.com.ni
A Nicaraguan delegation of businessmen who traveled to Taiwan for the Fair Food Taipei 2012 in June, did not come home empty-handed.
Seven companies producing coffee, cocoa, sweet brown sugar and waffers managed to strike deals.
"The Nicaraguan companies participating as product exhibitors were Carphil Industries with waffers, Café Castellón and Cafetalera del Norte with ground and roasted coffee beans, Importaciones y Exportaciones Osorno with coffee, cocoa, cashew nuts, and cardamom, Tropicana Fruit Farms Dulces Victoria, with sweet brown sugar and Agrotechnology de Nicaragua", reported Laprensa.com.ni
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