Hawaii and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Hawaii’s exports to Taiwan reached $13.1 million. Taiwan is Hawaii’s 7th largest export market in the world, and 7th largest export market in Asia.

  • Growing a Key Market for Marine Products and More

    As an island, Taiwan consumes a large amount of marine products locally and also imported from abroad. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Hawaii not only increase its exports to Taiwan, but also promote bilateral cooperation in tourism, transportation, and services.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home

    Taiwan is the 8th largest country investing in Hawaii, following Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, UK, Indonesia and China. According to the Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affair, as of July 2012, the total investment from Taiwan to Hawaii amounted to 3.3 million. These investments were mainly in the tourism and hotel industry, and can be seen through the major investments done by Taiwan's two largest airline companies. Both China Airline and EVA airline have their offices in Honolulu, Hawaii.  To celebrate the long-lasting partnership between Hawaii and Taiwan, the city of Honolulu dedicated December 16 to be China Airline Appreciation Day in 2010.

  • 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 Hawaii Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Waste and Scrap

    $7.03

    53.9%

    Food Manufactures

    $5.29

    40.5%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $0.14

    1.1%

    Chemicals

    $0.16

    1.2%

    Others

    $0.43

    3.3%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Hawaii-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.

Hawaii and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 7th largest export market of Hawaii is Taiwan
  • $13.1 million: Hawaii'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 Honolulu

  • 2746 Pali Highway
    Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Tel: (808) 595-6347
  • Fax: (808) 595-3161
    (808) 595-6542

State of Hawaii office in Taipei

  • Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall
    No. 5 Hsin-yi Road, Section 5 Room 7G-07. Taipei
    Taiwan
  • Executive Director: Mr. Alex Lei
  • Email Mr. Alex Lei
  • Tel: +886-2-2723-0017
  • Fax: +886-2-2723-0229

Taiwan External Trade Development Council


U.S. Commercial Service