(ECNS) -- Chinese patent medicines have become a big seller at the Jakarta Fair 2022, an agent said on Monday.
"Since the fair opened last Thursday, customers have continued to come to us, many of whom are regular ones," said a person in charge of SSA, an Indonesian agent selling donkey hide gelatin products from China’s Shandong Dong-E E-Jiao Co., Ltd.
“There are great discounts during the Fair,” said Eliyana, who came all the way from Sumatra to buy 20 boxes of compound donkey hide gelatin.
The person in charge of SSA said that this Chinese patent medicine has entered the Indonesian market for more than 10 years. It is now used as an adjuvant treatment for dengue fever in many Indonesian hospitals and has gained a good reputation among local people.
With a history of more than 50 years, the annual Jakarta Fair is an expo with the longest history, longest exhibition time and most abundant exhibits in Indonesia. It is regarded as both a "barometer" for the Indonesian consumer market and a "touchstone" for foreign goods to enter the Indonesian market.
Due to the pandemic, the Fair was shut down for the last two years. As the pandemic is easing, the fair this year has witnessed a surged consumption.
Nearly 3,000 companies participated in the 53rd Jakarta Fair, which will last till July 17.