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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

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2022 Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO sporting goods trade shows could resume in-person

Aug 02, 2021

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) stated on Monday with European and American countries continuing to lessen restrictions and increase vaccination rates, it is highly likely that the 2022 Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO trade shows will debut in both virtual and in-person. The physical show is slated for March 9th to 12th, while the online version will be hosted throughout the en...

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Auto parts, machine tools, textiles hit hard in continued global container shortages

Jul 14, 2021

Global shipping shortages, capacity shortages, and port congestion issues are expected to continue until the second half of this year. Industries including machine tools, auto parts, and garments impacted by port congestion have reported full production capacity yet unable to ship at all due to the shipping shortages. Auto parts supplier Tong Yang Group (TYG) reported that their storage has be...

State-owned steel maker encourages tariff talks amid resumed TIFA</h2>

State-owned steel maker encourages tariff talks amid resumed TIFA

Jul 01, 2021

The resumed Taiwan-US TIFA talks have been invigorating domestic industries. Under this backdrop, Wong Chao-tung, chairman of the Taiwan Iron and Steel Association and China Steel Corporation (CSC), said with the steel industry as a part of the restructuring of the global supply chain, and with the U.S. promoting green energy infrastructure, Wong sees potential cooperation. Among the products ...

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Manufacturing could see record-breaking growth in 2021: ITRI IEKCQM

Jun 03, 2021

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) IEKCQM, having reviewed the political and economic situations at home and abroad, released its report for Taiwan's manufacturing 2021 forecast on Thursday. ITRI predicted the manufacturing output value this year will hit TWD$20.92 trillion, and the output value growth rate will be 10.03%. All industries are showing positive growth, among the...

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Electric and traditional bicycle sectors expect continual growth post-COVID

Apr 08, 2021

Taiwan's electric and traditional bicycle exports in February saw significant YoY growth, marking a 7% uptick in the first two months of 2021, and signifying that international demand is returning. Market expectations regard Q2 favorably, expecting the container shortage that led to rising costs to ease up, and bolstering performance outlook among Taiwan's bicycle suppliers: Giant, Merida, an...

Taiwan's bicycle giants expect steady growth to continue</h2>

Taiwan's bicycle giants expect steady growth to continue

Mar 11, 2021

Benefiting from the surge in global bicycle demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Giant Bicycles announced on Thursday that the company earned NT$5.623 billion in consolidated revenue for February, an annual increase of 42.12%. Fellow bicycle maker Merida reported NTD$2.699 billion, a yearly increase of 60.91%. According to Giant's statistics, the accumulated consolidated revenue from January to ...

Surgical Masks: the New Battleground for Textile Industry</h2>

Surgical Masks: the New Battleground for Textile Industry

Sep 22, 2020

With most of society worldwide becoming more and more accustomed to wearing masks in the post-pandemic era, it has become a must-have accessory, attracting domestic textile firms into production. Traditional textile firms, such as Eclat Textile, Makalot, Far Eastern New Century, Everest, Roo Hsing, and QVE, have begun making masks, reports say. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer consumers ...

Taiwan's Bicycle Exports Struggle in First Half of 2020</h2>

Taiwan's Bicycle Exports Struggle in First Half of 2020

Sep 16, 2020

According to the Taiwan Bicycle Association, Taiwan's bicycle exports (including the entire product, electric bicycle, and parts) saw a decline from January to July this year. The Taiwan Bicycle Association's statistics show the entirety of export value was at USD$1.905 billion, a 4.29%-decline compared to the same period last year. The data was cited from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Bure...

Medical Plastics Connect at CHINAPLAS 2019</h2>

Medical Plastics Connect at CHINAPLAS 2019

May 06, 2019

Benefiting from economic growth, population expansion and an intensifying aging phenomenon, coupled with everyone's increasing concern about health issues, the global demand for medical devices is increasing sharply. In North America, it is expected the spending on healthcare will register a growth of 5.9% from 2017 to 2025. In Europe, rising demand for both dental and physical body implants is e...

Mr. Frédéric Dupont, President and CEO of Exagan, delivering his speech during the grand opening of Exagan Taiwan Ltd.

GaN Semiconductor Specialist Exagan Forms Taiwan Subsidiary and Opens Sales and Applications Center in Taipei to Accelerate the Use of GaN in Charger and Server Markets

Oct 18, 2018

Grenoble, France – October 18, 2018 – Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, has established Exagan Taiwan Ltd. with a new sales and applications center in Taiwan – the company’s first step in its global market deployment – to accelerate the development and use of fast, intelligent GaN power solutio...