Taiwan, one of the most developed countries in Asia, is fond of quality products. A boon for French com- panies, especially SMES, which can also dream of the Chinese market by building trusted relationships over time with their partners in the Island.
It had served for centuries as a fulcrum in maritime transport and trade . While in the past , tea and sugar from Taiwan used to be sold worldwide , Taiwan is now the world's third largest producer of information technology hardware , after the United States and Japan. Taiwan ranks the first in the production of note- book computers, monitors, motherboards, and scanners , supplying over one half of the world's market of these items.
Beyond its consumer market strongly anchored in the Japanese sphere, Taiwan is also facing Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, all six members of the Association nations of South east Asia (ASEAN) and to China, which absorbs 40% of its exports. This makes Taiwan the biggest investor in China
An area of 36,000 km2
A strategic and cultural positon to China
A population of 23.1 million inhabitants.
22nd global economy and 6th Asia
5th global reserve currency (431 billion)
GDP per capita $ 22.317 (France: $ 37.738)
GDP (purchasing power parity): $ 47.407 per head ($ 41.221 France)
Growth: 0.75%; inflation: -0.31%
Trade balance surplus of 48 billion USD
Less than 4% unemployment