Arizona and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Arizona’s exports to Taiwan reached $430.7 million. Taiwan is Arizona’s 5th largest export market in Asia, and 9th largest export market in the world. Companies in Arizona have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Bridging Closer Ties Between Taiwan and the Great State of Arizona

    Taiwan and Arizona have a longstanding relationship through sister cities, education, trade, investment, and more. Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff all have sister city ties with Taiwanese cities. ASU President Michael Crow visited Taiwan in 2013 to sign sister university ties with Taiwan's National Central University. The Taiwanese business community in Arizona have also set up a Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Phoenix in 1997 and had 75 members by 2011.

    Many of these strong ties had led to business opportunities. Arizona has attracted several Taiwanese companies to invest in the state, including Fanstel, Act Computer Solution and Emerald International. These investments are mainly in IT-related industry, including the electronic integrated circuits manufacturing, photonic component manufacturing, motor vehicle parts and other electronic component manufacturing; the total direct investment from Taiwan to Arizona State amounted to 18 million by July 2012.

    With its mature and well established ICT industries, Taiwan can help Arizona not only increase its exports to Taiwan, but also promote bilateral cooperation in innovation through enhancing the trade ties. Taiwan’s hi-tech sectors can effectively integrate R&D operations and supply chains stretching from Arizona, via Taiwan, into Mainland China and Southeast Asia.

  • 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 Arizona Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million  USD)

    %

    Computer and Electronic Products

       $258.08

    59.9%

    Machinery, except Electrical

    $38.8

    9.0%

    Beverages & Tobacco Products  

    $19.06

    4.4%

    Chemicals

    $49.59

    11.5%

    Others

    $65.2

    15.1%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Arizona-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.

Arizona and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 5th largest export market of Arizona in is Taiwan
  • $430.7 million: Arizona'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 LA, Commercial Division

  • 3660 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 918
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • Tel: (213) 380-3644
  • (213) 380-3644

Taiwan Trade Center

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

U.S. Commercial Service