Ohio and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    Ohio’s exports to Taiwan reached $424.2 million in 2016. Taiwan is Ohio’s 6th largest export market in Asia.

  • Growing a Key Agriculture Market

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

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home

    The automotive and chemical industries as well as many other sectors important to Ohio’s economy are poised to benefit from partnership with Taiwan. Ohio has also attracted investment from several Taiwanese companies, but there is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to boost investment and create jobs in Ohio and vice versa. Leading Taiwanese companies have invested in Ohio including:
    • Advantech
    • Kenda USA
    • Unicon International
    • Kentex, Inc.
  • 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 Ohio Exports to Taiwan


    VALUE (Million USD)





    Plastics & Rubber products



    Transportation Equipment



    Machinery, Except Electrical 






  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Ohio-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.

    Ohio and Taiwan Trade Facts

    • 6th largest export market of Ohio in Asia is Taiwan
    • $424.2 million: Ohio's exports to Taiwan in 2016

    Trade and Investment Factsheet

    Click here for your copy of the Taiwan- Ohio trade and investment factsheet.

    Business Contacts

    Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Chicago, Economic Division

    • 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
      Chicago, IL 60601
    • Tel: (312) 616-0120
    • Fax: (312) 616-1498
    • economic@chicagocd.org

    Taiwan External Trade Development Council

    U.S. Commercial Service