Tennessee and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2016, Tennessee’s exports to Taiwan reached $265.19 million. Taiwan is Tennessee’s 7th largest export market in Asia. Tennessee companies have substantial opportunities to expand their business and cooperation with Taiwan.

  • Growing a Market for Innovation and Agriculture

    Tennessee is rapidly developing into a global transportation and logistics hub. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Tennessee increase its chemical exports to Taiwan and promote bilateral cooperation in the innovation industry. Taiwan is also the 6th largest importer of U.S. agricultural goods. Tennessee’s farmers would enjoy immediate benefits from the signing of a free trade agreement with Taiwan, which would eliminate tariffs on most agricultural and industrial products and increase Taiwanese demand for U.S. agricultural products.

  • Investing in Jobs and the Economy in the Great State of Tennessee
    Top Taiwanese companies have invested in Tennessee jobs and the local economy. According to the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2010, foreign-controlled companies employed 112,500 Tennessee workers and foreign investment in Tennessee was responsible for five percent of the state's total private-industry employment. The most significant Taiwanese companies invested in the state of Tennessee includes Quanta Computers, Stamtec, Seyi America, and KHS America.

    • Quanta Computer is the world’s largest notebook computer ODM maker. Quanta Computer Nashville, LLC focuses mainly in manufacturing and customer services. It employs 300 employees and expects to hire 100 more in the coming year, thus is considered a valuable asset to the state of Tennessee.
    • Stamtec is the largest maker of the mechanical power presses in Taiwan and in the world. Chin Fong Machine currently has more than 50,000 presses sold, hires 1500 employees and has 6,500,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space and facilities in the U.S., Taiwan, China, and Japan, producing more than 3,000 presses per year.
    • Seyi has been building high quality and innovative world-class stamping presses for over 45 years. It is one of the world’s leading stamping press manufacturers and has over 1,500 presses operating in North America.
    • KHS Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. is a worldwide music manufacturer, with well know brands including Jupiter and Altus (wind instrument); Mapex, Linko, Jupiter, Ross, and Majestic (percussions); Butterfly (reeds); Linko, Walden (guitar); and Linko (plastic recorder).
  • 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 Tennessee Exports to Taiwan

    PRODUCT

    VALUE (Million USD)

    %

    Chemicals

    $195.89

    36.2%

    Primary Metal MFG

    $54.11

    20.4%

    Computer and Electronic Products

    $33.87

    12.8%

    Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components

    $13.20

    5.0%

    Others

    $68.11

    25.7%


  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Tennessee-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.

Tennessee and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • 7th largest export market in Asia of Tennessee is Taiwan
  • $265.19 million: Tennessee'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 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