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Executive Briefing: The island tourism market is a significant growth segment worldwide in international tourism. Penghu, Taiwan, and Phuket, Thailand, have become popular destinations for Taiwanese tourists. This paper will explore the difference between Taiwanese tourists who choose between Penghu and Phuket as their travel destinations. Opens in PDF.

Government Resources

Main Government Page
Statistics Office
Central Banks
Stock Exchanges
Commerce Ministry
Investment Promotion Agency

Company Directories

B2BManufactures helps provide e-business solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises in China and Taiwan. The site offers online marketing tools such as search engine optimization, an online showroom, a digital catalog, and buying and selling leads. The site also offers a directory of manufacturers and suppliers from Taiwan and China with over 8,000 categories. 

Business Express is a company directory for Taiwan. Its listings provide various products ranging from metal, plastic, marble, and cement products to food items and sporting goods.

Commerce Online offers a search engine for businesses and commerce in Taiwan. Users can search for companies and products by categories, trade leads, and offers for buyers and sellers.

Trade Winners provides suppliers and products for the electronics sector. In addition to the information listed in the supplier and product categories, there is a special section where new members and products are listed. The site also contains trade exhibitions and links to various magazines and associations.

Trade Shows

Taiwan International Trade Shows provides a list of international fairs and exhibitions in Taiwan. Events are searchable by dates and keywords.

News Sites

Taiwan Industry Updates is a publication from the China Economic News Service featuring recent developments in various industries, supplier news, and special reports.

Focus Taiwan News Channel is published by the country's central news agency. The economics section provides articles on developments in international markets.

Taipei Times is a weekly periodical providing current Taiwan news. The business section of the website covers local and international business news.

Regulatory Agency Sites

The Council of Agriculture (COA) is responsible for Taiwan's agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and food affairs. This website contains information regarding policies, news, programs, and services provided by COA. In addition, the site offers relevant publications, statistical data, and laws and regulations.

The Financial Supervisory Commission is the competent authority for the development, supervision, regulation, and examination of financial markets and financial service enterprises in Taiwan. The site contains information regarding the laws and regulations  governing financial institutions in Taiwan and provides financial publications.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is responsible for improving Taiwan's healthcare quality the quality. The MOHW works to improve and expand healthcare services both domestically and internationally while industrializing health technologies. The MOHW website contains information about the ministry, its work, laws and regulations, and statistics and publications. 

Other Resources is an international business-to-business website aimed at helping business people find manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, and suppliers from Taiwan and China. Also available are buyer/supplier services and trade leads searchable by product category.

The directory is a trade directory that provides trade leads and information on trade shows, manufacturers, and products pertaining to the greater China area. Users may search by the category of products and manufacturers or browse the recently posted trade leads. The listings available on the website include products and manufacturers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.

Taiwan & China Products Online contains product and supplier databases that allow users to search for trade leads in China and Taiwan.

Taiwantrade is an online trading hub designed for business-to-business transactions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Users can search by product type, supplier, and sample. Trade news and events are also available on the homepage.