Advantageous Investment Environment

  

Ilha Formosa (Taiwan) is located in the middle of the Pacific Rim.
Taiwan is an island in the south of Japan, in the north of the Philippines and in the east of China.

Geography

The major cities in Asia are accessible within couple hours of flight.

Destinations Flight Duration
Bangkok, Thailand 3.75 hrs
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2 hrs
Hong Kong 1.5 hrs
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4.0 hrs
New Deli, India 5.75 hrs
Seoul, South Korea 2.5 hrs
Shanghai, China 2 hrs
Singapore 4.5 hrs
Tokyo, Japan 3 hrs

Asian Tigers

 
Economic Indicators
Item\Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (Billion US$) 511.28 529.60 519.0  
Economic Growth Rate (%) 2.20 3.92 0.75 1.47 (f)
Total Trade Value (Billion US$) 575.33 587.71 508.99  
Total Exports (Billion US$) 305.44 313.69 280.38  
Annual Change Rate (%) 1.41 2.70 -10.62  
Total Imports (Billion US$) 269.89 271.02 228.62  
Annual Change Rate (%) -0.21 1.53 -16.57  
Trade Balance (Billion US$) 35.54 39.70 51.77  
No. of Labor Force (Million) 10.97 11.10 11.20 11.24 (f)
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.18 3.96 3.78 3.91 (f)

Infrastructure

International airports exists in all major cities of the island.

Taking a high speed rail across the east coast, traveling from south to north takes only 2 hours.

Train railways, highways and freeways are present across the whole country.

Human Resources

Taiwan's adanced higher education system includes vocational schools and internationally renowned universities. The quality of labor force in Taiwan ranges from fresh graduates to senior professionals with vast international working experience.

Global & Regional Status

In absence of official diplomatic ties with all major nations including the USA, EU and Asian nations, Ilha Formosa Taiwan gained a special status as economic power house in the WTO, APEC and has economic, cultural exchanges through various trade offices with all major nations. Making it to "the Switzerland of Asia" the so called status quo of Ilha Formosa enforced deep business, cultural and private ties with its region and the world. It has a full membership in organisations such as the WTO, APEC and various other trade and financial related associations.

People & Safety

Taiwan is a very safe place and its people are famous for being friendly and helpful. It is regarded as safe to walk around in the streets or to take public transport at night. Despite a vast absence of crimnal incidents against foreigners, expats in Taiwan, particularly in metropolitan areas, should take basic precautions as in any large city, such as being aware of personal belongings in crowded markets.