New Southbound policy: Chiayi looks to export produce

Chiayi mayor Twu Shiing-jer

The city of Chiayi in southern Taiwan wants to take advantage of the government’s New Southbound policy and export its food to the policy’s target nations. That was the word from Chiayi mayor Twu Shiing-jer on Friday. 

The New Southbound policy is the government’s strategy to build stronger economic and cultural ties with countries in South and Southeast Asia, as well as New Zealand and Australia.

Twu told RTI on Friday that he recently went to a culinary exhibition in Singapore to seek opportunities to export Chiayi’s food. He said his local government is working to package and export its local specialty, ground turkey with rice.