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New Member Introduction: British Office Taipei

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One of the British Office's main aims is to increase business relationships between the UK and Taiwan, working in partnership with UK Trade & Investment. The British Office is publicises commercial opportunities through supporting and organising targeted events and visits.

The British Office Taipei officially joins the ECCT Low Carbon Initiative as a member on 14th January 2015.

 

The British Office Taipei works in Taiwan contributes significantly to the UK's prosperity. Taiwan is the world's 19th largest trading economy. Its high-technology strengths and ongoing national investment programmes present benefits for UK companies.

Taiwan is also an excellent springboard into China for UK companies, as the market here is more developed and Taiwanese business has longstanding expertise working in China (Taiwan was second only to Hong Kong as China's fourth largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012, with over 57% of China's total FDI, and there are around 80,000 Taiwanese companies located in China, accounting for 70% of China's electronics manufacturing).

UK companies have worked with Taiwanese partners to access the Chinese market. The UK is seen by Taiwan as a world leader in the creative industries, and cultural and educational links are thickening. (30% of all Taiwanese who study overseas do so in the UK). Following the 2009 lifting of the visa regime for visits of under 6 months, Taiwanese tourism to the UK has risen sharply.

One of the British Office's main aims is to increase business relationships between the UK and Taiwan, working in partnership with UK Trade & Investment. The British Office is publicises commercial opportunities through supporting and organising targeted events and visits.
There are approximately 300 UK companies located in Taiwan, across a variety of sectors. These include financial and business services, ICT, telecommunications, infrastructure, environmental technology, creative industries and marine industries.
Likewise, Taiwanese companies are realising the benefits of setting up in the UK, where they can source the world's best talent, products, services and technology. Currently over 180 Taiwanese companies have a presence in the UK and are using it as their base for global growth.

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