Executive Briefing: The island tourism market is a major growth segment worldwide in international tourism. Penghu, Taiwan, Phuket, and Thailand have become major tourism 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.
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, and a digital catalog, as well as buying and selling leads. The site also offers a directory of manufacturers and suppliers from Taiwan and China with over 8,000 different categories.
Business Express is a company directory for Taiwan. Its listings provide a variety of 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 electronic sector. In addition to the information listed in the suppliers and products categories, there is a special section where new members and products are listed. The site also contains trade exhibitions, along with links to various magazines and associations. Lastly, access is provided to the Asia Manufacturer Web Directory.
Taiwan International Trade Shows provides a list of international fairs and exhibitions in Taiwan. Events are searchable by dates, keywords, and by organizers. Information about hotels and flights is also available.
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 the authority on agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and food affairs in Taiwan. This website contains information regarding policies, news, programs and services provided by COA. In addition, the site provides relevant publications, statistical data, and laws and regulations.
The Financial Supervisory Commission is the competent authority for development, supervision, regulation, and examination of financial markets and financial service enterprises in Taiwan. The site contains information regarding the laws and regulations that govern financial institutions in Taiwan and also provides financial publications.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is responsible for improving the quality of healthcare in Taiwan. The MOHW works to improve and expand healthcare services both domestically and internationally while industrializing health technologies. The MOHW also promotes disease prevention, establishes disease prevention examination laboratories, regulates food and drug safety policies, and promotes general healthcare procedures to citizens.
The National Communications Commission (NCC) is responsible for regulating telecommunications and broadcasting services in Taiwan. The NCC seeks to promote development of communications, protect the rights of consumers, and raise national competitiveness in the telecommunications industry. The site offers statistical reports along with access to the commission's acts and regulations.
Allproducts.com 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 ttnet.net manufacturers 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. This website includes trade information as well as links to other useful information for the international trader.
The National Space Organization (NSPO) is the official space agency of Taiwan. NSPO conducts space programs, promotes frontier space science research, and constructs satellites. The site provides users with information about the organization, its space programs, outreach programs, and news and events.
Taiwantrade is a online trading hub designed for business-to-business transactions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the site is to use the latest web technology to connect buyers and sellers around the world to easily conduct business online.