Mississippi and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Mississippi’s exports to Taiwan reached $49.8 million. Taiwan is Mississippi’s 7th largest export market in the Asia. Mississippi 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 Mississippi. 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 Mississippi’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
    Taiwanese entrepreneurs have made considerable investment in Mississippi, particularly Trilogy Communication Inc. (TV cable), Capital PC Warehouse (personal computers) and Huamei Plastic Pipes. There is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to continue to boost investment and create jobs in Mississippi.

  • 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 Mississippi Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Misc. Manufactured Commodities

    $12.8

    25.7%

    Chemicals

    $14.38

    28.9%

    Agricultural Products

    $5.8

    11.6%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $4.11

    8.2%

    Others

    $12.73

    25.6%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Mississippi-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.

Mississippi and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 7th largest export market of Mississippi in Asia is Taiwan
  • $49.8 million: Mississippi'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 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