Nebraska and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Nebraska’s exports to Taiwan reached $86.6 Million. Taiwan is Nebraska’s 5th largest export market in Asia, and 11th largest export market in the world.

  • Growing a Key Market for Agriculture

    Agribusiness is a key industry in Nebraska. Almost half of Nebraskan exports to Taiwan are in the food manufacture and agricultural sector. Taiwan is a leading importer of U.S. agricultural goods. Closer bilateral trade ties through a free trade agreement (FTA) would eliminate tariffs on most agricultural and industrial products and increase Taiwanese demand for U.S. agricultural products. With a FTA in place, more deals such as the one signed in 2013 between Nebraska and Taiwan to sell more than $400 million worth of Nebraska's soybeans, wheat and corn to Taiwan could be signed, and Nebraska’s farmers would enjoy immediate benefits.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Opportunities to the Great State of Nebraska

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

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Food Manufactures

    $61.7

    71.2%

    Leather and Allied Products

    $11.02

    12.7%

    Chemicals

    $4.08

    4.7%

    Computer and Electronic Products 

    $3.33

    3.8%

    Others

    $6.5

    7.5%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Nebraska-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.

Nebraska and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 5th largest export market of Nebraska is Taiwan
  • $86.6 Million: Nebraska'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 Chicago, Economic Division

  • 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 5802
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Tel: (312) 616-0120
  • Fax: (312) 616-1498
  • economic@chicagocd.org

Taiwan External Trade Development Council


U.S. Commercial Service