British Columbia and Taiwan

Taiwan has a rapidly ageing population and one of the lowest birth rates in the world. Strengths include good infrastructure, an educated workforce, a strategic location, and a pro-business attitude. Taiwan and Canada have discussions underway to promote supply chain resilience, commercial opportunities, and increase collaboration on science, technology and innovation, education, Indigenous affairs, and the green economy. Taiwan and B.C. have a well-established relationship with approximately 45,000 Taiwanese Canadians residing in B.C.

Trade & Investment Highlights

  • Based on its convenient geographic location, Taiwan can serve as a regional hub for international businesses, with easier access and distribution channels in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Taiwan is a key hub in the global technology supply chain, it is highly innovative and ranked number one in patent filings.
  • Taiwan has good infrastructure, a highly educated workforce and is very open to international trade.
  • Taiwan’s economic strengths lie in the high-tech manufacturing sector such as semiconductors, laptops, servers, LCD panels, smartphone components, and machine tools.
  • Taiwan plans to participate in more trade agreements in the future, which will open more markets and opportunities for them in trade.

Taiwan at a Glance

Monetary figures are in USD

Opportunity for Foreign Investors and B.C. Exporters

Taiwan Top Industries (2018-2022)

Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Taiwan
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Taiwan
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Taiwan
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Taiwan

How We Help

  • Assist in commercial location identification and site selection.
  • Provide information on transportation infrastructure and logistics gateways.
  • Offer introductions to sector associations, industries and provide cluster insight.
  • Facilitate understanding and solutions for talent, skilled workforce and labour mobility
  • Facilitate engagement with professional advisors on legal, compliance and tax matters
  • Help navigating and offering referrals within government agencies on First Nations, business and regulatory processes.
  • Identify high potential investment opportunities and offer industry insight.
  • Introductions to sector associations and local industry contacts.
  • Introductions to companies seeking investments to expand.
  • Provide knowledge on local innovation hubs and connections to entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Introductions to local venture capital networks.
  • Assist in navigating government export programs and financial supports.
  • Advice and coaching in international expansion and exporter development.
  • Support Team BC missions and trade events.
  • Match buyers and sellers in local and foreign markets.
  • Provide insight on trade agreements and barriers.
  • Introductions to trade representatives in foreign markets.
  • Market entry assistance in international markets.

Trade & Investment Offices in Taiwan


Taiwan is currently B.C.’s sixth largest export destination and approximately half of all Canadian exports to Taiwan are from B.C.

Our representative in Taipei will work to grow B.C. exports to Taiwan, and to attract investment from Taiwan into B.C. across a range of sectors. 

Taipei Office:
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
Address: 6F, #1 SongZhi Road, Taipei, Taiwan

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Venus Chen - Trade & Investment Representative
Venus Chen
Managing Director, Taiwan

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