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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.


Overall Output of Taiwan's Manufacturing Sectors Expected to Grow in 2018

Feb 09, 2018

As Taiwan’s Industrial Production Index for 2017 just showed the strongest year-on-year (YoY) growth of 2.9 percent ever in history, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) expects overall output of the island’s manufacturing sectors to continue to grow this year. MOEA's statistics department reported, Industrial Production Index of Taiwan last December reached 113.42, up 1.2 percent from a year a...


Vietnam Is Well On Its Way to World's Major Auto Maker

Feb 09, 2018

With ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries having cut their import duties on merchandise originating and traded within the bloc from around 30 percent to zero since the beginning of 2018, ever more automakers have actively set up their production in Vietnam, to bring significant changes to the fast-growing Southeast Asian auto market. Before the removal of the tariffs...


TAITRA Helps Taiwan Suppliers to Penetrate Indian Market

Feb 07, 2018

Earlier this year, Rita Teaotia, the secretary of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, headed a group of five senior officials and several buyers to attend India-Taiwan Trade Forum & Business Matching Meeting held by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a non-profit, Taiwanese government co-sponsored trade promotion organization, expecting that through this meeting...


Volkswagen Remains World's Largest Carmaker by Sales in 2017

Feb 07, 2018

After topping Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by sales in 2016, Volkswagen (VW), a globally known German automaker, effectively retained the throne in 2017 by selling 10.74 million cars all over the world, according to statistics compiled by global distributors. Partly on the payoff of its decades-long efforts on exploring the Chinese market since 1985, VW scored a 4.3 percent growth in...


Taiwan's IDB to Assist Local SMEs to Boost Development of Smart Manufacturing

Feb 06, 2018

With Lai Ching te, Taiwan’s incumbent Premier, declaring that production value of the island’s machinery industry has exceeded NT$1.1 trillion to become the third industry with such an achievement of over NT$1 trillion, Taiwan’s government has decided to put more resources into the industry to help more small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to better catch up to the smart manufacturing trend...


Myanmar Rises as A Promising Market for Automobiles in SE Asia

Feb 06, 2018

With its fast-growing economy, Myanmar has seen domestic market demands for aftermarket (AM) parts sharply soar over the past few years. After attending Myanmar International Auto Parts & Accessories Exhibition, a steadily expanding auto parts exhibition in Southeast Asia, several Taiwanese firms feel that exploring the market, without doubt, will be worth the effort, but the tariff issue can be ...


Taiwanese Suppliers of Machine Tools and Parts Expected to Stay Profitable in Long Run

Feb 05, 2018

In light of the increasingly busy global machine tool industry, several institutional investors from domestic and abroad have rated a couple of Taiwanese machine tool makers and upstream suppliers of parts and components “worth buying”, indicating that Taiwan’s machinery industry is expected to enjoy a prosperous future in the years to come. Lu-Ming Liao, vice president of Sinopac Futures, a t...


Thriving Smart Speaker Industry Triggers Strong Demands for Related Parts

Feb 05, 2018

As HomePod, the first smart speaker from Apple Inc., an American multinational technology maker of globally well-known iPhone series, is scheduled to hit the market on Feb. 9, while several Chinese tech firms are going to launch their models of such a product, market insiders noted that global suppliers of corresponding parts and components, including those from Taiwan, will be able to ride the s...


Gogoro of Taiwan to Share Its Battery Swap Systems for Free to Local Electric Scooter Makers

Feb 02, 2018

As the Taiwanese government has announced a vision to ban motorcycles from hitting roads starting in 2035, Horace Luke, CEO and founder of Gogoro, a Taiwan-based venture-backed company that develops and sells electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure, noted that electric bikes and scooters have become a global trend. To boost the development of electric bikes on the island and dispel ...


Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories Exhibition 2018 to Lead the Way for Auto Parts Market in Southeast Asia

Jan 26, 2018

Organized by Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories exhibition (TAPA), is one of the most influential and professional auto after-market (AM) exhibitions in Southeast Asia. The 8th edition of TAPA is going to take place from April 5 through 8 at Hall 101-104, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC...