Washington, D.C. and Taiwan

  • Building on Strong Trade Ties

    In 2016, Washington D.C.’s exports to Taiwan was $312,924, a 206% increase from 2015. There is a lot of potential to grow the export market of Nation's capital in Taiwan. 

  • Growing a Key Market for Innovation

    As a leader in the information technology wave of the 1990s, Washington, D.C.’s hi-tech economy is once again expanding rapidly. Enhancing trade ties with Taiwan will help Washington, D.C. increase its 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 D.C., through Hsinchu Science Park, and now into Mainland China.

  • Bringing New Trade and Investment Home

    The computer and electronic product industries as well as many other sectors important to the Washington, D.C. economy are poised to benefit from partnership with Taiwan. D.C. has also attracted investment from several Taiwanese companies, but there is significant potential for Taiwanese enterprises to boost investment and create jobs in D.C. and vice versa.
  • 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 Washington DC Exports to Taiwan




    Transportation equipment



    Computer and Electronic Products



    Used or Second-Hand Merchandise 



    Machinery, Except Electrical




  • Forging a Stronger Partnership for Growth

    Vibrant Washington DC-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.

Washington DC and Taiwan Trade Facts

  • $312,924 : Washington DC's exports to Taiwan in 2016
  • 5th: Taiwan's ranking in bilateral trade with the U.S. in 2016
  • 206%: Growth in Washington DC's exports to Taiwan from 2015 to 2016

Trade and Investment Factsheet

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Business Contacts

Taipei Economic Cultural Representative Office, Commercial Division

  • 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 420
    Washington, D.C. 20008
  • Tel: (202) 686-6400

Taiwan External Trade Development Council

U.S. Commercial Service