It is undeniable how lucrative the halal market is, especially with around 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide. Although Taiwan is not a typical Muslim country, the government has taken actions to make the island more Muslim-friendlier as the Muslim population has seen a huge boost in recent years. This is largely due to Taiwan’s relatively open attitude towards religion, and how immigrants and migrant workers make up a large portion of the island’s Muslim population.
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has teamed up with domestic halal-certification agencies to help southern Taiwan companies ride the rising wave that is the Islamic economy, as well as help set up a halal industry ecosystem. This cooperation has thus brought forth the Kaohsiung Int’l HALAL Expo, where exhibitors can grab a front seat for prime exposure. Many halal-certified products are expected to make an entrance, ranging from a Malaysian exhibitor’s juice and snacks products based on coconut, San Li Food Co., Ltd.’s featured black current fruits jellies and coralline jelly drinks, Grand Blossom Grange’s own-farm-grown rose products, Forever Sweety Sugar Trade Company’s specially made Dong Gua Tea Bricks, Oklao Coffee’s specialty coffees, Yuan Town International’s national-standarded moisturizing products, such as creames and eye masks created using biotech.
Expanding upon the successful endeavors of Taiwan International HALAL Expo, the Kaohsiung Int’l HALAL Expo aims to promote halal-certified products and become domestic and international buyers’ first choice for biz-talks. The show will be held concurrently with Kaohsiung Food Show and Kaohsiung HORECA. For more information, please refer to the show’s official website.