British Columbia and Taiwan

Taiwan’s geographic location gives it potential to act as a regional hub to new entrants to the wider Asian market with easier access and distribution to 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 also has good infrastructure, a highly educated workforce and is very open to international trade.

Trade & Investment Highlights

  • Taiwan and Canada have discussions underway to promote supply chain resilience, commercial opportunities, and increase collaboration underway on science, technology, and innovation, education, and the green economy.
  • Taiwan plans to participate in more trade agreements in the future, which will open more markets and opportunities for them in trade.
  • Through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada will support the economic empowerment of Indigenous Peoples through the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA) in cooperation with existing partners – Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan – and Indigenous Peoples from those participating economies.

Taiwan at a Glance

Monetary figures are in USD

Opportunity for Foreign Investors and B.C. Exporters

Taiwan Top Industries (2018-2023)

Industries for Outward Investment
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Semiconductors

Investment Opportunities in Canada: Electronic Components

Electronic Components
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Chemicals


Source: FDI Markets

Import Industries
(by value)
Investment Opportunities in Canada - Electrical Machinery Equipment

Electrical Machinery & Equipment
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Mineral Fuels & Oils

Mineral Fuels & Oils
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Machinery

Machinery & Mechanical Appliances

Source: International Trade Centre

Fastest Growing Import Opportunities
Investment Opportunities in Canada - Machinery and Mechanical Appliances

Machinery & Mechanical Appliances
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Products
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Iron & Steel

Iron & Steel

Source: International Trade Centre

BC Export Industries to Market
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Mineral Fuels & Oils

Mineral Fuels & Oils
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Wood Products

Wood Products
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Mineral Ores, Slag & Ash

Mineral Ores, Slag & Ash

Source: BC Stats, data sourced from Statistics Canada

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
Irene Yang - Trade and Investment BC
Irene Yang
Senior Commercial Officer

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