Florida and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Florida's export to Taiwan reached $237.6 million. Taiwan is Florida’s 6th largest export market in Asia. Florida companies have substantial potential to expand their business opportunities and economics cooperation with Taiwan. Through building bilateral trade ties and establishing a mutualistic trade bridge, both the Florida state economy and Taiwan’s economy can capitalized on the economic opportunities.

  • Growing a Market for Innovation

    Florida is rapidly developing into a global consumer electronics hub. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Florida increase its footprint in the consumer electronics industry and other hi-tech exports to Taiwan while promoting bilateral cooperation in an ever innovating industry. In fact, Taiwan’s hi-tech sectors have effectively integrated their R&D operations and supply chains into the Florida economy stretching from Orlando, Tampa Bay, through Hsinchu Science Park, and now into Mainland China.

  • Investing in Jobs in the Sunshine State

    Florida’s proximity to South America and its favorably transportation abilities through sea and air have made it a top investment choice for over 100 Taiwanese companies in the area, most operating as sourcing agencies for the Latin America region as well as tourism related business. Top Taiwanese companies investing in Florida include:
      • Acer: Notebook computers
      • Benq: Projector
      • Siruba: Industrial Sewing Machine
      • Lung Meng Machinery: Plastic Converting Machinery
      • Microlife: Blood Pressure Monitor
      • MSI: Motherboard and video cards

    Other Taiwanese companies engage mainly in trade, including the most popular computer and computer components, jewelry, hand tools, sunglasses, yachts, luggage, furniture, footwear, gift, clothing, fans, motorcycles and auto parts and suitcases and a variety of other products. Recent years Nien Made Enterprises has set up a window blind and curtain processing plant in Florida, creating hundreds of jobs that contribute to the local economy.

  • 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 Florida Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Transportation Equipment

    $36.75

    15.5%

    Chemicals

    $47.02

    19.8%

    Waste and Scrap

    $25.75

    10.8%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $21.26

    8.9%

    Others

    $106.82

    45.0%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Florida-Taiwan relations hold great promise for both our companies and workers. We look forward to working together with Florida to forge a mutual partnership in prosperity.

Florida and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 6th largest export market in Asia of Florida is Taiwan
  • $237.6 million: Florida '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 Seattle

  • One Union Square, 600 University St., Suite 2020
    Seattle, WA 98101
  • Tel: (206) 441-4586

Taiwan Trade Center Miami


U.S. Commercial Service