Kentucky and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Kentucky’s exports to Taiwan reached $147 million. Taiwan is Kentucky’s 6th largest export market in Asia, and 18th largest export market in the world. Kentucky companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Market for Innovation

    Kentucky is rapidly developing into a global electronic energy and telecommunication network hub. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Kentucky increase its telecommunication and other hi-tech exports to Taiwan and promote bilateral cooperation in the innovation industry. In fact, Taiwan’s hi-tech sectors effectively integrate R&D operations and supply chains stretching from Lexington, north Kentucky, through Hsinchu Science Park, and now into Mainland China.

  • Investing in Jobs in Kentucky and Building Stronger Ties

    A significant Taiwanese investment in the state of Kentucky is Sunspring North America LLC which provides approximately 150 employment opportunities in the state. Sunspring America, Inc. manufactures world-class quality kitchen & bath plumbing products, home improvement hardware, home electrical appliance components, communications equipment and automotive components.

    The strong economic ties also go across the Pacific. Kentucky is a major supplier for the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Company (TTL). In recent years, Taiwan has dispatched a dozen or so purchasing trips to Kentucky. In 2010, the CEO of TTL was invited by the Governor of Kentucky to assess local investment opportunity, indicating strong partnerships between both sides.  
  • 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 Kentucky Exports to Taiwan


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  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Kentucky-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.

Kentucky and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 6th largest export market in Asia of Kentucky is Taiwan
  • $147 million: Kentucky '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 Atlanta, Commercial Division

  • 1180 West Peachtree Street Suite 810
    Atlanta Center Plaza
    Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Tel: (404) 892-5095
  • Fax: (404) 892-6555

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

U.S. Commercial Service