Pennsylvania and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2016, Pennsylvania’s exports to Taiwan reached $360.17 Million. Taiwan is Pennsylvania’s 7th largest export market in Asia. Pennsylvania companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Key Market for Innovation

    Taiwan has a mature ICT industry and is rapidly developing its renewable energy industries. Taiwan’s top electronic manufacturing company, Foxconn, has a base in Harrisburg, and in November 2013 Foxconn announced plans to further invest US$30 million in the state in manufacturing. AE Polysilicon (AEP) and Solar Power Industries (SPI) also invested in solar energy industries close to Philadelphia. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Pennsylvania not only increase its exports to Taiwan, but also promote bilateral cooperation in innovation in renewable energy industries. Taiwan’s hi-tech sectors can effectively integrate R&D operations and supply chains stretching from Pennsylvania, via Taiwan, into Mainland China and Southeast Asia.

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

    Pennsylvania has attracted the investment of more than twenty Taiwanese companies throughout the years, creating more than 500 jobs. Some of the companies investing in Pennsylvania include:

    • FS-Elliot: Pittsburg-based industrial air compressor manufacturer
    • Foxconn: Electronics manufacturer with plants in Harrisburg

     

    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 Pennsylvania Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Chemicals

    $105.93

    29.4%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $64.25

    17.8%

    Primary Metal MFG

    $50.06

    13.9%

    Machinery, Except Electrical

    $39.30

    10.9%

    Others

    $100.63

    27.9%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Pennsylvania-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.

Pennsylvania and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 7th largest export market of Pennsylvania in Asia is Taiwan
  • $360.17 Million: Pennsylvania's 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 New York, Investment & Trade Office


Taiwan Trade Center New York


Taiwan External Trade Development Council


U.S. Commercial Service