Kansas and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2016, Kansas’ exports to Taiwan reached $168.1 Million. Taiwan is Kansas' 5th largest export market in Asia.

  • Growing a Key Market for Agriculture

    Agribusiness continues to be one of the leading industries in Kansas. 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 dollars supply deals. These robust patterns show that Kansas’s farmers would enjoy immediate benefits from the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA), which would eliminate tariffs on most agricultural and industrial products and increase Taiwanese demand for U.S. agricultural products.

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

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

  • 2016 Kansas Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Food Manufactures

    $92.80

    55.2%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $24.67

    14.7%

    Agricultural Products

    $12.66

    7.5%

    Special Classification Provisions

    $10.79

    6.4%

    Others

    $27.2

    16.2%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Kansas-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.

Kansas and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 5th largest export market of Kansas in Asia is Taiwan
  • $168.12 Million : Kansas' exports to Taiwan in 2016
  • 10th: Taiwan's ranking in bilateral trade with the U.S. in 2016

Trade and Investment Factsheet

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Business Contacts

Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Denver

  • 1600 Broadway Blvd, Suite 1740
  • Denver, CO 80202
  • Tel: (720) 587-2949
  • Fax: (720) 587-2958
  • teco@tecodenver.org

Taiwan External Trade Development Council


U.S. Commercial Service