Taiwan is situated right next to the vast market of China, and possesses strategic advantages in both geographic location and the similarity of language and culture. With heavy investment from leading international companies, Taiwan has become the top choice for global marketing, research, and development operations, and it will be a great partner for your global trade.

Taiwan Industry


High-tech innovator and service provider

  1. No.1 in USPTO approved patents

Taiwan’s research and design prowess has enabled it to average 518 patents per million people approved by the USPTO in 2013. Taiwan has consistently ranked first in the number of patents awarded by the USPTO for 8 years since 2006.

  1. A leader in patents and innovation

In an evaluation of innovation across 215 countries, the Bloomberg Businessweek website gave Taiwan the highest score worldwide for patent applications, as well as runner-up in high tech density and higher education efficacy.

  1. Top 6 on the EIU innovation index

In the global innovation index issued by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Taiwan was ranked 6th worldwide between 2009 and 2013.

  1. Stellar achievement in global design contests

Over the years, Taiwanese teams have consistently achieved stellar results in major global design contests. As of 2013, Taiwan has collected a total of 1,982 awards at major international design competitions.

High rankings on global economic indices

  1. Global leader in industrial cluster development

Taiwan’s industrial clusters are mainly comprised of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In 2013, there were more than 1.3 million SMEs in Taiwan, and Taiwan is consistently placed on the top of the state of cluster development rankings by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  1. Ranked 3rd worldwide in investment environment by BERI

In its 2013 assessment of risks in global investment, Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) ranked Taiwan 3rd worldwide (2nd in Asia) in terms of "Profit Opportunity Recommendation (POI)" for its investment-friendly environment.

  1. Ranked 12th worldwide in competitiveness by WEF

In a review of growth competitiveness in 148 countries between 2013 and 2014, Taiwan was placed 12th worldwide.

  1. National competitiveness ranked 13th worldwide by IMD

In their 2014 ranking of general national competitiveness, the IMD ranked Taiwan 13th worldwide; furthermore, in a comparison of rankings between 1997 and 2013, only Taiwan, China, and South Korea were deemed as “winners” whose rankings improved by five places or more.