Taiwan, long among the top exporting countries, is developing its capability for higher-value products for the auto and aerospace sectors. Nuts, bolts, screws….They may just be small pieces of metal, but collectively they add up to big business for Taiwan manufacturers. Last year companies on the island exported more than US$4 billion worth of fasteners,…

For many foreign-invested firms, looking after the Taiwan market is not the only way they contribute to their parent companies. Despite its medium-sized population of 23 million people, Taiwan has come to play an outsized role for multinational corporations in certain industries. And as a number of AmCham Taipei member companies have discovered, a presence…

Many U.S. university students spend the summer break honing their skills by serving with American companies or institutions in Taiwan.   Every summer, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and government bodies in Taiwan invite university students from abroad to intern in their Taiwan offices. These interns are tasked with a variety of responsibilities ranging from as…

The Taiwan government is recognizing and assisting smaller but high-performance companies to help them reach their potential. As part of its effort to revitalize the economy, the Taiwan government has been seeking to identify – and then encourage and assist – small or midsized companies that have unique, internationally competitive products or services. The aim…

The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. is taking steps to improve board governance among listed companies. Cooking oil scandals, chemical pipeline explosions, pollution exposés – a common thread runs through these headline-grabbing incidents in Taiwan in 2014. Beyond the lamentable suffering and social costs, they represent avoidable destruction of shareholder value that could have been mitigated…