Taipei, May 2 (CNA) Exhibitors at a recent Taiwan trade show in Guangxi, China have secured US$253 million worth of orders, the organizers said Wednesday.
Some 86 percent of the Taiwanese companies that took part in the four-day show said they had found dealers or were working on franchise contracts with businesses in Nanning, the capital city of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to a survey of participating enterprises.
For example, DNR, the second largest health product company in Indonesia, placed orders for US$1 million worth nutritional drinks, said the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, which organized the fair.
In addition, many companies showed strong interest in Taiwan-made sun care products, fruit vinegars and towels, the council said.
Taipei-based Healthin International Co., which holds several patents for functional clothing, has expanded its franchise network from Dalian, Tianjin and Shanghai to Nanning, according to the council.
The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is the only location in China that is adjacent to the ASEAN countries, with two highways running from the Nanning to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Further, the Beibu Gulf Economic Zone also boosts the area's potential for economic prosperity, according to the organizers.
In light of the success of the Nanning fair, the organizers said they will hold a similar trade fair next month in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, to help Taiwanese businesses expand their markets in Southwest China.
(By Lin Meng-ju and Hanna Liu)