A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Merck Announces Largest-Ever Taiwan Investment German science and technology firm Merck announced last week that it will invest approximately NT$17 billion in Taiwan over the next 5-7 years. The funds will primarily go toward the establishment of a…

By using tactics and technology to avoid overcrowding at popular destinations and involving the input and expertise of local communities, Taiwan can begin to distribute tourist dollars more evenly. The problem exists wherever tourism is a significant industry. During peak seasons, popular destinations look like they might buckle under the weight of visitors. At other…

A TSMC factory in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Second EPPD Held Virtually in November The second annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) took place on November 22. The U.S. State Department-led forum seeks to strengthen economic ties between the two partners in a number of strategic areas. This year’s EPPD was conducted virtually by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Entegris Doubles Investment in New Kaohsiung Plant American semiconductor materials company Entegris last week announced plans to double investment in its new Kaohsiung plant. The investment will total around US$500 million over the next three years. Sales of…

After nearly two years, COVID-19 continues to impact countries around the world. The pandemic has also highlighted the vital role of healthcare companies in developing and ensuring the equitable distribution of life-saving medicines.   Among those involved in the effort to stop the spread and negative effects of coronavirus is global pharmaceutical firm Merck, Sharp, and…

Whether you took the train home, drove through a tollgate, or bought manufactured goods today, chances are Moxa was involved in making it possible. An international company specializing in industrial networking products and communication solutions, Moxa enables devices to connect, communicate, and collaborate with systems, processes, and people.   Though operating in the traditional automation industry,…

A climate change report published in November by a consortium of German NGOs placed Taiwan near the bottom of a list that ranked 63 countries based on such metrics as carbon emissions, renewable energy, and energy use. Overall, Taiwan received a “very low” performance rating.  Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration has disputed the report’s findings, pointing…