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Message from AIT Director Christopher J. Marut

Updated: October 21, 2013
Christopher J. Marut, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) (Photo: AIT Images)

Christopher J. Marut, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) (Photo: AIT Images)

Strategically located in the center of the East Asian market, Taiwan is a critical hub for regional and global trade and investment. Many successful U.S. firms, taking advantage of Taiwan's favorable business climate, highly-skilled workforce, and open, democratic society, have built a strong Asian presence with Taiwan as a base, and have established leading R&D and high-tech manufacturing centers on the island.

Taiwan is our 11th largest trading partner, 7th largest agricultural market, and the 16th largest destination overall for U.S. products. Taiwan's dynamic marketplace is well-situated to contribute significantly to the President's National Export Initiative (NEI), which seeks to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014. Its industries are also well-positioned to provide investment capital and employment in the United States through the SelectUSA initiative. Taiwan's economic significance to the United States translates into enormous commercial opportunities for U.S. businesses.

Our team of 50 economic, commercial and agricultural officers and specialists at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) works diligently on behalf of U.S. companies and our economic interests to create business opportunities and expand trade with Taiwan. In particular, AIT’s Commercial Section team -- focused on increasing U.S. jobs and supporting the growth of the U.S. economy -- helps U.S. companies find new business partners and export markets in Taiwan. Whether you are looking to enter the export market for the first time or seeking to expand to the Asian market, AIT’s Commercial Section offers trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial advocacy, and is ready to help you develop strategies to fulfill your business objectives and expand your exports to Taiwan.

On this webpage, you will find useful information and links to help you make your business decisions about the Taiwan market. As you bring your business to Taiwan, we invite you to contact us for assistance. Our economic, commercial, and agricultural teams at AIT look forward to supporting you as we work together to strengthen and expand the U.S. brand in Asia.

International Buyer Program (IBP) Trade Shows

Map of Taiwan (Photo: U.S. Department of State)

Map of Taiwan (Photo: U.S. Department of State)

The Commercial Section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) can help you identify and meet with motivated U.S. exporters exhibiting at our International Buyer Program trade shows. Join an AIT organized buyer delegation and receive assistance with registration, trade show logistics and trade counseling from our knowledgeable industry experts on the most suitable trade shows to visit in the U.S. and abroad where you can meet U.S. companies.

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    The Commercial Section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) assists U.S. exporters by arranging appointments with potential local business partners or relevant authorities, providing information on the Taiwan market for U.S. goods and services, and maintaining an on-line directory of U.S. suppliers for use by local importers.