Arkansas and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Arkansas’s exports to Taiwan reached $78 million. Taiwan is Arkansas’s 6th largest export market in Asia. Arkansas companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Key Agriculture Market

    Agribusiness continues to be one of the leading industries in Arkansas. Taiwan is a leading importer of U.S. agricultural goods and the U.S. is the largest supplier of agricultural products to Taiwan. Taiwan regularly dispatches agricultural procurement missions to the U.S. to sign multi-billion dollar supply deals. These robust patterns show that Arkansas’s farmers would enjoy immediate benefits from the signing of a free trade agreement, which would eliminate tariffs on most agricultural and industrial products and increase Taiwanese demand for U.S. agricultural products.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home

    The paper and food manufacturing industries as well as many other sectors important to the Arkansas economy are poised to benefit from partnership with Taiwan. Arkansas has also attracted investment from several Taiwanese companies, but there is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to boost investment and create jobs in Arkansas 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 Arkansas Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million  USD)

    %

    Paper

    $28.51

    36.5%

    Food Manufactures

    $18.42

    23.6 %

    Chemicals

    $12.61

    16.2 %

    Beverages & Tobacco Products

    $5.54

    7.1%

    Others

    $12.95

    16.6%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth 
    Vibrant Arkansas-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.

Arkansas and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 6th largest export market of Arkansas in Asia is Taiwan
  • $78 million: Arkansas's exports to Taiwan in 2015
  • 6.1: Growth in Arkansas exports to Taiwan from 2014 to 2015

Trade and Investment Factsheet

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Business Contacts

Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Houston, Commercial Division

  • 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2006
  • Houston, TX 77046
  • Tel: (713) 626-7445
    (713) 961-9785
  • Fax: (713) 961-9809

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

U.S. Commercial Service