Taiwan’s Virtual Agricultural Expo Opens Door Of Opportunity For Trading Relationships, Says CIC President

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 11, 2020 (SKNIS): The 2020 Virtual Taiwan Agricultural Expo in St. Kitts and Nevis opens the door for increased opportunity to establish trading relationships, said Giselle Matthews, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) during a launching ceremony for the event on Friday, December 11, 2020, at the Taiwan Technical Mission Office at Needsmust.

“It does take away some of the human element and the opportunity to network directly with the exporter or the producer, but at the same time, it is also opening up an avenue for many people who would not have been able to attend the actual expo for whatever reasons and we can share that accessibility through our smartphones, computers and other means,” said President Matthews. It also exhibits the fact that technology can be used in so many ways and the use of technology today is certainly showing us that although we cannot physically be in a space, we certainly can have all that access to it.

Mrs. Matthews said being able to share the link worldwide provides a great opportunity for the CIC to network more with its members.

“…I think at the Chamber what is exciting for us is that we can easily share the link with all of our members and they can have access to see the products that are available for possible import into St. Kitts and Nevis,” she said, adding that the Chamber will share the link with the members as there are many importers under its umbrella.. This, she said, will allow them to see what the product range is like.

CIC’s President reiterated the Chamber’s interest in working with the Republic of China (Taiwan), adding that they have been a “very good friend” of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the CIC.

Mrs. Matthews encouraged the general public to visit the expo and have a look at the products on display.

“It gives us an opportunity to look beyond just the usual scope of where we would import from and start looking beyond,” she said. “The accessibility today in the global world in which we live is providing us with many opportunities to import good products. I assume competitive pricing so that we have accessibility and we can continue to build our relationship with the Taiwanese.”

A vast variety of products such as agricultural products, tools, machinery, advertising equipment, and packaging equipment to name a few is currently on display.

Persons wishing to view the display can do so via https://bit.ly/TW-Expo or Https://bit.ly/TW-Expo2.

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