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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.


TMTS Virtual Undeterred by Distance and Timezone</h2>

TMTS Virtual Undeterred by Distance and Timezone

Dec 16, 2020

The virtual Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS Virtual) kicked off on Nov. 10 after organizers canceled the 6th edition offline version (TMTS2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TMTS Virtual would be the world's first machine tool expo hosted in a digital 3D virtual format. Organized by the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA), TMTS 2020 has 719 exhibitors on d...


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Localized Railway Parts and Maintenance Sees Results Under THSR

Dec 01, 2020

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has sought to localize rail parts production, reporting substantial results in recent years, according to local media on Tuesday. Much of Taiwan's railroad industry has relied on importing parts. THSR's initiative would help lower procurement and import costs by keeping production and procurement within Taiwan. THSR reported a successful collabo...


5G and EV Demand Bolstering Surprising PCB Sector Growth in 2020</h2>

5G and EV Demand Bolstering Surprising PCB Sector Growth in 2020

Oct 28, 2020

Demand for electronic parts, PCBs from 5G, IoT, and vehicle applications are strengthening outbound growth in the first nine months of 2020, despite a pandemic outbreak that has crippled countries' economies. Outbound electronic parts reported strong performance, increasing 22.3% in the first nine months of 2020. A strong contender in second place is the PCB field, which also saw a 5.3%-export...


THTMA Joins Hands with EDN to Host 2021 Taiwan International Hardware Show</h2>

THTMA Joins Hands with EDN to Host 2021 Taiwan International Hardware Show

Oct 07, 2020

Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers' Association(THTMA) is slated to organize the 2021 Taiwan International Hardware Show after decades of outsourcing to local organizers, with Economic Daily News (EDN) in charge of implementation, and Taiwan External Trade Development Council handling invitations for international buyers. Current dates are scheduled for July 15 to July 17, 2021, at the Taichung In...


Taiwanese Firms Nabs Redirected Business Amid Trade War</h2>

Taiwanese Firms Nabs Redirected Business Amid Trade War

Jul 15, 2019

The U.S.-China trade war has restructured the global supply chain, giving Taiwanese firms in Southeast Asia the advantage for expanding their production capacity to direct business orders away from China. As the largest fastener supplier in Malaysia, Chin Well Holdings Berhad, the investment holding company mainly focused on domestic sales, and partly exported to Europe. However, under the ten...


 Manufacturers Eye Profit at 2019 Plastics and Rubber K Trade Fair in Germany</h2>

Manufacturers Eye Profit at 2019 Plastics and Rubber K Trade Fair in Germany

Jul 10, 2019

The first K Trade Fair was organized by Messe Düsseldorf in 1953, taking place every three years and eventually becoming the benchmark of international trade expos for plastics and rubber. This year, the K Fair is entering its 21st edition continuing its reputation among industry members as the must-visit platform to do business. The last event in 2016 attracted 3,293 exhibitors from 61 countries...


Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth </h2>

Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth

Nov 29, 2018

With the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, uprooted financial sector, sluggish sales for the new Apple smartphone, the manufacturing industry sees a pessimistic forecast for the next six months. This has led to the local manufacturing sector to flash a “yellow-blue” light in October, said Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Thursday, making this the fifth consecutive month of slugg...


MOEA data shows Taiwan's industrial production index is on its 8th month of consecutive growth. (EDN file photo)

Industrial Production Index Up for 8th Month in October: MOEA

Nov 20, 2018

Taiwan’s industrial production index saw an eighth year-on-year consecutive month growth in the third quarter this year, rising 8.39% from a year earlier in October, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). This is due to a stabilized global economy, the MOEA reported. The continual growth behind Taiwan’s industrial production index stems from the island’s traditional industries, ...


Industrial Technology Research Institute industry analyst Alex Su offers suggestions for Taiwan companies in the 5G era. (photographed by CENS.com)

Industry experts weigh in on Taiwan's 5G possibilities

Oct 15, 2018

Taipei - With government plans to postpone announcing frequency spectrums for 5th generation mobile network (5G) until 2020, renewed interest in how Taiwan mobile network operators and the industry will proceed was ignited as the island’s top regulator National Communications Commission called their updated plans a move as a “smarter follower.” Rather than charging ahead of the pack, the Taiwa...


Chart indicates export and growth rate value in the past year versus export value in U.S. dollars.The blue-coded bar graph represents export value; orange line graph represents annual growth rate. (photo taken from Ministry of Finance)

Sept. Exports Sees 2nd High Year-On-Year

Oct 09, 2018

Taiwan’s exports reaches a second-high for September at US$296.20 billion, compared to the same figures as last year, reported Ministry of Finance (MOF) statistics. The island’s exports have reached a three-month consecutive growth rate, however, among the four prime markets that Taiwan is exporting to, Southeast Asian markets have performed dismally: exports to the region have fallen for thr...