Alabama and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties
    In 2015, Alabama’s exports to Taiwan reached $88.3 million. Taiwan is Alabama’s 8th largest export market in Asia. Alabama companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Market for Innovation and Agriculture
    Alabama is rapidly developing into a global automotive hub. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Alabama increase its automotive industry and other hi-tech exports to Taiwan and promote bilateral cooperation in the innovation industry. In fact, Taiwan’s hi-tech sectors effectively integrate R&D operations and supply chains stretching from Montgomery, through Hsinchu Science Park, and now into Mainland China.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home

    The transportation and chemicals manufacturing industries as well as many other sectors important to the Alabama economy are poised to benefit from partnership with Taiwan. Currently, the largest Taiwanese company investing in the state of Alabama is Rigetar USA. The $16 million auto parts company is under Mobiletron Electronic Company, which produces over 1,800 premium quality items of advanced design and construction, specializing in components for the automotive industry, and exporting to over 100 countries worldwide. Aside from Rigetar's investment in the state, there is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to boost investment and create jobs in Alabama and vice versa.
  • Opening Up A Region of Opportunity
    Taiwan serves as an ideal partner for U.S. business in Asia. Taiwan has complete industrial supply chains, high concentration of industrial clusters, and a consolidated manufacturer base. The World Economic Forum ranked Taiwan's industrial cluster infrastructure first in the world in its "World Competitiveness Report 2014" for the ninth consecutive year. This is reflected in Taiwan's comprehensive protection of intellectual property rights, sound legal system, and modern infrastructure.

    Furthermore, the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed between Taiwan and Mainland China in 2010 has opened up opportunities in Mainland China. Businesses can now collaborate with innovative Taiwanese companies and leverage ECFA to utilize Taiwan as a gateway to Mainland China and other fast-growing Asian markets.

  • 2015 Alabama Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Misc. Manufactured Commodities

    $16.95

    19.2%

    Chemicals

    $18.15

    20.6%

    Food Manufactures

    $14.96

    16.9%

    Plastic and Rubber Products

    $6.71

    7.6%

    Others

    $31.5

    35.7%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth
    Vibrant Alabama-Taiwan relations hold great promise for both our companies and workers. We look forward to working together with you to forge a mutual partnership in prosperity.

Alabama and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 8th largest export market in Asia of Alabama is Taiwan
  • $88.3 million: Alabama's exports to Taiwan in 2015
  • 9th: Taiwan's ranking in bilateral trade with the U.S. in 2015

Trade and Investment Factsheet

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Business Contacts

Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Atlanta, Commercial Division

  • 1180 West Peachtree Street Suite 810
    Atlanta Center Plaza
    Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Tel: (404) 892-5095
  • Fax: (404) 892-6555

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

U.S. Commercial Service