Oregon and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2015, Oregon’s exports to Taiwan reached $836.3 million.  Taiwan is Oregon’s 5th largest export market in Asia, and 6th largest export market in the world. Oregon companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and economic ties with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Market for Innovation and Agriculture Products

    In addition to its mature and well established Information and Communications Technology industries, Taiwan is rapidly developing its renewable energy industry, a growing sector in Oregon. Strengthening trade ties with Taiwan will not only help Oregon increase its exports to Taiwan, but also promote bilateral cooperation in each area’s efforts towards renewable energy innovation. Additionally, Taiwan is also a leading importer of U.S. agricultural goods. There is potential for both sides to reap immediate benefits from a free trade agreement between U.S. and Taiwan, which would likely eliminate tariffs on most agricultural and industrial products and thereby increase Taiwanese demand for U.S. agricultural goods.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home


    The machinery and computer and electronic product industries as well as many other important sectors of the Oregon economy are poised to benefit from partnering with Taiwan. Oregon has already attracted investment from several Taiwanese companies, including Allion Labs, Inc., a Taiwan-based international engineering validation and consulting company. Allion Labs established its United States subsidiary in Oregon in 2006. There remains significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises such as Allion Labs to boost investment and stimulate the economics environment.
  • 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 Oregon Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Machinery, except electrical

    $458.48

    54.8%

    Agricultural products

    $81.02

    9.7%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $156.22

    18.7%

    Chemicals

    $72.17

    8.6%

    Others

    $68.37

    8.2%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Oregon-Taiwan relations hold great promise for both our companies and professionals. We look forward to working together with Oregon companies to forge a mutually beneficial partnership.

Oregon and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 5th largest export market of Oregon is Taiwan
  • $836.3 million: Oregon'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 External Trade Development Council


U.S. Commercial Service