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【COVID-19】Exploring the Indonesia Cold Chain Market via TAITRA
The global market for digital facilities, products, applications, services, and manufacturing has grown significantly in recent years. The outbreak of the COVID-19 has further generated a global surge in demand for digital presence and boost the spread of information through social media supplies because of the travel bans between countries. As the cold chain industries in Indonesia are in urgent need of a modern cold chain system, TAITRA has launched "2020 Taiwan Trade Mission for Cold Chain Industry to Jakarta, Indonesia" in mid-October. In response to rapid growth of demand for cold chain technical services, TAITRA will hold Taiwan's New Southbound Cold Chain Seminar with Indonesia Cold Chain Association (ICCA). This seminar aims to introduce the latest trend of cold chain and demonstrate related IT systems, hardware equipment, and technological services in Taiwan. The following one-on-one meetings and on-site visits are held to enhance partnership opportunities and strengthen the links among Taiwanese companies, Indonesia’s traders, agents, and local agricultural and aquatic product suppliers. The events help local businesses and relevant organizations to understand Taiwan’s cold chain advantages and development plans by promoting networking between Taiwanese and Indonesian companies. All of these efforts are in hopes of providing a comprehensive guide and introduction to the Indonesian cold chain market.  All interested are welcome to register for the upcoming seminar with the online RSVP service of the website https://jakarta.taiwantrade.com/home.   written by : Salin Chen
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【COVID-19】Taiwan's epidemic prevention policies and achievements show Taiwan can help
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it has so far spread globally, with 334,981 confirmed cases and 14,652 deaths announced by the WHO (World Health Organization). Taiwan's epidemic prevention policies and achievements have received worldwide attention and recognition. According to statistics from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), there are as many as 234 positive reports on national defense epidemic from the international media. Taiwan’s necessary measures include air and sea border control, restricting exports of masks, pervasive screening, contact tracing, comprehensive testing, and combining the clever use of technology.    Hospitals in Taiwan also play a vital role in epidemic prevention. They have also given full play to the spirit of "Taiwan can help" and shared their valuable experience in epidemic prevention with other countries. For example, the internationally authoritative medical journal "The New England Journal of Medicine" published a paper “*A Locally Transmitted Case of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Taiwan” submitted by Changhua Christian Hospital on February 12th. That is the first academic medicine paper on the treatment of COVID-19 from Taiwan, detailing the case of "asymptomatic human-to-human transmission" of COVID-19. The article is internationally recognized as "very valuable in medical research". (*The scientific name of the new coronavirus in the title of the paper is "SARS-CoV-2," as determined by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The new name highlights the relevance of the new virus to SARS.) Palau recently appeared as a US citizen suspected of being infected with COVID-19. The US embassy and Palau government immediately requested professional rescue from Taiwan. With the help of Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital and Taiwan's epidemic prevention physicians, video screening teaching had been completed. Taiwan's epidemic prevention physicians remotely instructed local doctors on how to take and obtain specimens. After the completion of the examinations, the samples were packaged by the local medical staff and brought back to Taiwan by Taiwanese nursing colleagues. Through detailed inspection by the Kunyang laboratory, the test was determined to be negative. In this regard, Palau President Tommy Remengesau especially thanked Taiwan for its assistance in epidemic prevention. Besides, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital received a call for help and consultation from Myanmar Hospital on March 10th. Through remote video teaching on March 20th, Huang Jianxian, the director of the infection department of the Hospital, gave 30 medical staff in OSC Hospital of Myanmar advice on the clinical treatment of COVID-19 and guidelines for infection control.   written by : JEAN CHEN
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【COVID-19】Partnering with Taiwan for Better Collaboration- TAITRA provides online one-on-one matchmaking for global enterprises
The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has pushed more companies and organizations to work remotely. Such changes simultaneously made people stay at home more, thus driving up the demand for products that facilitate remote working, including workplace software, online collaboration, cloud solutions, personal computer and mobile phone usage, and the related gadgets. Big tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter) have implemented remote working policies for many or all of their employees around the globe to remain at home due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. But for companies in more traditional industries such as cultural and creative industry, most of their works aren’t possible to perform remotely. And this coronavirus outbreak could really impact the industry.  Prior to the pandemic, the global supply chain was interrupted by a trade conflict. However, demand for information and communication technology continued to grow. Google and Microsoft have also responded to COVID-19. Google announced that it would be rolling out free access to advanced features for “Hangouts Meet” to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally. Microsoft is offering “The tier”, a free six-month trial globally for a premium tier of Microsoft Teams. “The tier” was originally designed to enable hospitals, schools, and businesses in China to get up and running quickly on Microsoft Teams, and that tier is now available globally. And also “Zoom” has seen significant growth as workers, families, and even presidential campaigns have used the video conferencing software for virtual meetings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, TAITRA will hold an online one-on-one meeting event to help Taiwanese companies amid this coronavirus outbreak “Taiwan Cultural and Creative Industry matchmaking” on April 22 – 23,2020. This is a great business opportunity to meet with Taiwan’s most interesting products and service providers in the cultural and creative fields including creative design, fine arts and crafts, digital contents (video games, animation), IP licensing and, printing design. TAITRA will provide great online meetings with Zoom calling, and using Hangouts Meet on the video conferencing in the coming future. Over the last decade, Taiwan’s cultural and creative industries have greatly contributed to GDP growth, employment, and international competitiveness in many countries around the world. As time goes by, and with continuous innovation, Taiwan has developed its own unique and diverse culture. If you are looking for creative design products and services, fine arts and crafts products, digital content, animation products and services, Intellectual Property (IP) licensing and printing design products and services, please join our online one-on-one event “Taiwan Cultural and Creative Industry matchmaking”, TAITRA welcomes you. For more information please contact Andy Chen, email: andrew@taitra.org.tw
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【COVID-19】Taiwan Supplies Key Medical Products for Combating COVID-19
Taiwan, in addition to running one of the world’s top medical and health care systems, is also among the world’s leading medical device and health care product suppliers. In the fight against COVID-19, Taiwan is fully committed to providing the global medical front line with life-saving supplies and innovations. For example, with the number of affected patients of COVID-19 growing at an alarming rate, most hospital are short of respirators. Respirators are critical medical devices in emergency rooms and intensive care units. When patients cannot breathe on their own or they can breathe but cannot reach the required oxygen concentration, a respirator must be installed to maintain life. APEX, a Taiwan Excellence award winner, offers top quality airway pressure and nasal masks. See more at:  https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/en/award/product/42081 https://www.apexmedicalcorp.com/ The Humidoflo® transnasal high-flow oxygen therapy system, developed by GGM, utilizes large-bore nasal ventilation to provide high flow delivery of oxygen and increase tracheal humidity while providing better phlegm clearance. https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/en/award/product/35608 https://www.greatgroup.com.tw/ According to Taiwan’s public health experts, the COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through close contact and droplets with the possibility of aerosol transmission in closed environments. One effective way to avoid getting or spreading the infection is to wear a face mask. The Anti-Leak Diamond Shape Face Mask, produce by Motex, offers high performing air-seal fitness and filtration efficiency to protect against virus, bacteria or dust. See more at: https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/en/award/product/39207 Furthermore, Taiwan medical experts stated that one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 is to frequently clean your hands with soap. ABLEMAN, an innovative Taiwan company with patented products such as Touch-free Foam Soap Dispenser, offers high quality and reliable sanitation products to ensure public health and hygiene in schools, hospitals, hotels, public facilities. See more at: https://www.ableman-international.com.tw/products-new ELECLEAN is the first ever portable, effective and safe sterilizing device that eliminates bacteria and viruses instantly. After adding water in the devise, simply press the button to produce ROS, which is to destroy 99.99% of bacteria and virus once spaying. See more at: https://www.taiwanexcellence.org/en/award/product/41827 https://eleclean.com.tw/en/ ***MEDICAL TAIWAN, a one stop platform that features top quality medical devices and equipment as well as showcases a complete health ecosystem in the B2B medical and health industry.  See more at: https://www.medicaltaiwan.com.tw/en_US/index.html ***As of today, March 23, the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in more than 320,000 confirmed cases worldwide, distributed in 167 countries / regions. As of writing, a total of 195 confirmed cases were reported in Taiwan, with 2 deceased, 29 released from isolation, and the remainder hospitalized in stable condition. See the latest update: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En ***Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it will suspend the transit of airline passengers through Taiwan from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 24 (Tuesday) until April 7, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. 
Thailand CRC sees bright future for retail trade
Central Retail Corporation (CRC), Thailand's largest retailer and the retail arm of Central Group, is upbeat about its business prospects as it launched the country's largest-ever market capitalisation offering on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on Thursday. CRC launched its initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday despite business sentiment being blighted by the Covid-19 epidemic. The share price moved in a range of 41.50-42.25 baht with turnover averaging 7.5 billion baht. CRC is raising 78.1 billion baht in funds, the world's second-largest retail capitalisation offering, after setting a share price of 42 baht for no more than 1.69 billion IPO shares and an over-allotment option of 169 million shares. First-day trading marked a record in the Thai capital market, at more than 253 billion baht. The SET said the impressive performance meant CRC will be traded on the SET50 and SET100 from Feb 25, replacing Banpu Power Plc and Asia Aviation Plc respectively. Becoming a listed company would help CRC progress thanks to an ability to raise funds more easily and expand its asset acquisition both in Thailand and internationally, said Yol Phokasub, CRC's chief executive officer. The company will now focus more on ramping up its business in Thailand, Vietnam and Italy, said Mr Yol. "Notwithstanding volatile economic conditions that may affect consumers' shopping sentiment for a period, we remain confident of driving growth in our business as planned because we have diversified platforms and have already built an ecosystem in each country to expand our business,'' Mr Yol said. The company sees huge opportunity for expansion in Vietnam, where GDP growth is higher than Thailand's but the modern retail business is still 10 years behind, he added. Modern retail trade contributes only about 10% of Vietnam's total retail business, compared to 45% in Thailand. "It remains highly possible that the modern trade business in Vietnam will be on par with Thailand in the future," Mr Yol said, adding that the company had to build strong Vietnamese foundations in three areas, namely food, non-food and property. The company will first focus on expanding its food business, providing separate formats to respond to customers in urban, semi-urban and suburban areas. On the domestic front, Mr Yol said the company would progress with its strategic plan for long-term growth, but with more caution to prevent risk. This year, the company will set aside about 25-30 billion baht, on par with last year's investment, to open new outlets and renovate existing premises beyond the level of department stores and supermarkets. The company plans to open three or four new Robinson Lifestyle malls this year. Robinson Department Stores will be transformed into Central Department Stores in certain areas to suit urbanised conditions. Mr Yol said the company's business had not yet suffered much impact from Covid-19, adding Chinese visitors represented only 5-6% of its shoppers. Nonetheless, he suggested it was time for the government to adjust import tax to lift local firms' competitiveness.   Source:https://www.bangkokpost.com