New Member Introduction: British Office Taipei
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.
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.