Taipei, the main capital of Taiwan. Currently there are 23 million inhabitants in the country, of which more than 2.5 million in the capital Taiwan. The official language in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and Hakka are second languages that are spoken in the country.
Taipei has a huge impact on the global supply chain and is a city with a strong innovation capability. In Taiwan there are 5 leading cluster industries: ICT, Machinery, Green energy, and Petro-chemicals. Which shows that there are multiple industries that contribute to the local economy. The country has the highest Health Care Index of 2020, is the 2nd safest country in the world and has a very low business risk. Taiwan is ranked on the 3rd place and Asia on the 1st based on business risk.
Promising sectors in the country are ICT, renewable energy especially wind and chemicals. Besides these industries the country is popular for the developing auto parts, bikes, textiles, and other machinery parts. Acer (computers), Under Armour (textiles) and Giant (bikes) are global brands from Taiwan.
World Trade Center Taipei has a sister organisation: Taiwan Trade Center Rotterdam (TAITRA). The goal of TAITRA is to connect their partners with industry associations, to find new and good relations.
How are the Taiwanese businesspeople? According to Ms. Patty Yen – Director of Taiwan Trade Center in Rotterdam the inhabitants of Taiwan are very gentle, loyal, and flexible because you can always rely on them. Overall, the Eastern people are more focused on the relations with business partners.
When visiting Taipei or other cities in Taiwan, it is a very nice suggestion to look in their culture. Visit temples, enjoy the beautiful nature, try local food, and do some shopping.
Do you want to know more about doing business in Taipei? Then take a look at the webinar or contact us.
World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by offering knowledge and opening new markets by connecting with potential business partners through its global network.
- Introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
- Presenting Taipei and region with a video
- Presentation about WTC Taipei & sister organization Taitra, How to do business in Taiwan, cultural aspects and The impact of COVID-19 by Ms. Patty Yen – Director of Taiwan Trade Center in Rotterdam
- Presentation about Taitra overseas offices & Taiwan Trace Center in Rotterdam, What do we do for Dutch companies and Trade Shows & Delegations BY MS. Alexandra Patsa – Trade Specialist at Taiwan Trade Center Rotterdam