Foodies in Taiwan are set to taste another exciting experience as the Philippines feature gastronomic delights at the Food Philippines Pavilion at the 33rd Taipei International Food Show on 14-17 June 2023 on the 4th floor, Hall 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

Featured in this international exhibit are healthy choices of vegetarian cracklings, baked fruit crisps, banana chips, pickled mangoes, preserved fruits and vegetables, coconut oil, nuts, peanuts, calamansi beverages, sauces and condiments, canned sardines, and ready-to-eat dishes, among other innovative food offerings from the Philippines.

“We have a growing opportunity to offer more innovative products from the Philippines to Taiwan. The favorable response from the market is very encouraging and we are pleased to showcase more of what the Philippines could offer in time for the Food Show 2023 in Taipei”, PTIC-Taipei/ Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Director for Commercial Affairs Anthony B. Rivera said.

In 2022, Taiwan ranked 9th largest trading partner of the Philippines, 8th export market, and 8th import supplier. Food exports to Taiwan increased in 2022 by around 33.1% to USD 66.15 million from USD 49.69 million in 2021. This is mainly due to the export growth of fresh or chilled fish and baked confectioneries.

According to a statement from the PTIC-Taipei, the Philippine participation in this mega food fair was made possible through the unified collaboration from the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC Taipei)/MECO, Department of Trade and Industry – Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Philippine Exporters Confederation (PHILEXPORT), Export Development Council (EDC), Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization Inc (PHILFOODEX), Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). With this type of collaboration, we expect to generate more opportunities to increase bilateral trade between the Philippines and Taiwan.

Food Philippines pavilion features an all-inclusive showcase of products manufactured by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and well-established companies from the Philippines. The Philippines is implementing an integrated promotion campaign in the Taiwanese market, that encompasses food service, distinctive brands, innovative culinary creations, and engaging in trade shows and missions targeting the Filipino diaspora, foreigners, and mainstream market in Taiwan.

Date of Release: 13 June 2023