The oldest European fishing tackle trade event, EFTTEX took place June 13-15, 2019 in Brussels and featured 182 exhibitors from 40 countries. TAITRA also operated on the show ground, helping to bridge trade between international and Taiwanese fishing tackle companies.
EFTTEX attracted 3,000 buyers throughout the three-day show. Major participating countries included U.S.A., U.K., France, Japan, China, Italy and Germany, showcasing fish rods, fishing hooks, fishing bait, fishing lines, buoys, fishing reels, fishing knives and tools, wade, fishing boots, fishing gear boxes, fish clothing and outdoor fishing equipment. Taiwan added color to EFTTEX with its 10 exhibitors, displaying fishing tackle products such as unique fishing rods, lures, reels, floats and functional clothing.
Europe is one of the world's largest markets for fishing tackle manufacturers, with a trade transaction of US$900 million each year. Currently, there are more than 13,000 specialist fishing tackle stores, 3,000 fishing tackle manufacturers and a fishing population of 25 million, with a derivate business of US$9000 million, just in Europe. According to FAO, there are more than 43 countries in the world with a freshwater fishing population of more than 1 million. There are 5.7 million in Northern Europe, 2.3 million in Eastern Europe, 7.9 million in Western Europe and 2.3 million in Southern Europe. The top 10 European fishing tackle importing countries include France, Germany, U.K., Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Norway.
The following three trends in international fishing tackle trade were observed. First, intellectual property rights are of paramount importance in Europe. Any action of copying, counterfeiting and plagiarism would obstruct access the European market. Second, for those interested in accessing the European market, the focus should be on products with lead and restricted plastic materials. Last but not least, a promising future depends on the success of close cooperation between the European Parliament, the European Fish Tackle Trade Association and European fishing tackling manufacturers.
Taiwan has at least 50 years of experience in the development of the leisure fishery industry and played an indispensable role in the global supply chain, offering good quality and reasonable prices. In recent years, Taiwan has earned its recognition in fishing lures in the international sales market. In fact, Europe is among Taiwan's top three export markets for fishing tackles, with an annual value of US$5.8 million, and major products such as fishing rods and reels.
The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS) is an exclusive Taiwanese fishery trade show showcasing products in leisure fisheries, pelagic fishing, aquaculture, seafood, machinery and bio-tech fishery industries. Leading fishing tackle exhibitors in the show include Daiwa Taiwan, Pure Fishing Taiwan, Etuoh, Okuma, Strike-Pro, Yu-Shang, Okuma, Tsuen Chen, Omoto, Chuan Hung, Scordy and more. Concurrent events include the International Forum, Tailored One-on-One Procurement Meetings, Stage of Innovation Breakthroughs, Cooking & Tasting Yummy Seafood, Factory Visit, and an Indoor Shrimp Fishing Experience. It draws 7000 visitors annually. Pre-registration is now open to save you queue time and offers the opportunity to win souvenirs (limited). For more information, please go to: www.taiwanfishery.com.WebSite(Open In New Window)