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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.


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...


Listeners attended the Cross-Straits Artificial Intelligence & IoT Industry Seminar at 2018 TAITRONICS on Oct. 9. (photographed by CENS.com)

What Taiwanese companies can do next in AIoT

Oct 09, 2018

Taipei - In the age of AIoT, companies may be wondering how they are able to do business in a digitalized age that gears towards big data analysis, especially among small-and-medium enterprises, where funding and scale are factors that put them against bigger companies with larger resource pools. AIoT Taiwan is the main theme at 2018 TAITRONICS, which kicked off on Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, and a...


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TIER warns of prosperity decline post-boom due to trade war and other factors

Sep 25, 2018

With the trade war between the U.S. and China escalating, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has sounded the alarm as forecasts for both manufacturing and service indexes tumbled. The think tank warned that Taiwan’s business climate will likely see a sudden down drop and urged increased awareness of the potential impact of the trade war would have on Taiwan’s exports. The think tank ...


Foxconn Chairman Terry Guo

Foxconn to join forces with GE for cross-country innovation

Sep 10, 2018

In a bid to increase cross-country innovative transformation, Foxconn Technology Group was reportedly on the table for potential partnership with the U.S.’ General Electric Company (GE). Reports indicate that GE was offering a good-willed opportunity that was green-lighted by Foxconn CEO and Chairman Terry Guo. Guo reportedly ordered a delegation of high-ranking managers to visit GE subsidiar...


INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018</h2><p class='subtitle'>Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region</p>

INDOPLAS, INDOPRINT and INDOPACK 2018

Plastics, printing and packaging amongst the fastest-growing industries in Indonesia and the region

Jun 28, 2018

Having gained momentum as the leading trade exhibition and a one-of-its-kind platform for global companies to boost their activities in the Indonesian market, the biennial Indonesian international plastics, printing, packaging and processing show continues to expand its showcase with the best from these diverse industries. The synergistic 3-in-1 colossal exhibition will bring together leaders fro...