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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


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Potential lifting of expo restrictions uplifting yet worrying due to COVID: TAMI

Sep 14, 2021

With the remarks from Taiwan's executive branch suggesting loosening COVID-19 related restrictions on crowd gatherings and large-scale events, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry Chairman Wei Tsan-wen has expressed support of the plans, emphasizing that opening up trade events will help bolster the machinery industry's recovery. According to the Economic Ministry's statistics of last yea...


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SEA's eases strict COVID-19 lockdown as economic issues ripple through supply chain

Sep 13, 2021

Media reports say that prolonged restrictions in Southeast Asian countries have taken a toll on their economies due to the Delta variant-fueled COVID-19 outbreak. Governments have begun reopening their economies despite the surge of COVID-19 cases and lack of containment, largely blamed on the slow vaccine roll-out. The region had quickly overtaken other parts of the world to become the worst...


Taiwan's Machinery Industry Hindered by Supply Chain and Pandemic Issues</h2>

Taiwan's Machinery Industry Hindered by Supply Chain and Pandemic Issues

Sep 09, 2021

The machinery industry in Taiwan has been experiencing a five-month consecutive growth in the double-digits as of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry's (TAMI) statistics released in June, rounding up the export value at USD$13.167 billion, a 27.5% annual growth. Figures indicate that the growth would continue despite the local COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan. As of writing, Taiwan is still a...


Global and local trends fueling the machinery sector</h2>

Global and local trends fueling the machinery sector

Sep 09, 2021

The current global situation has made it incredibly challenging for industries and businesses to maintain a competitive edge when prices are soaring and delivery times are unpredictable. In an interview with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI) deputy head Harrison Hsiung, he touched on evolving trends observed in pr...


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Global sea freight rates to see hikes in Oct.

Sep 06, 2021

The global transportation peak season is expected to worsen the port congestion problem, presented in how the global large container carrier's general rate increase (GRI) is slated for an uptick growth again in October, pushing shipping prices between East Asia and North America to an all-time high. Freight companies moving to increase prices include Evergreen, Yangming, COSCO, HMM, Hapag-Lloy...


Expect hybrid events in the future: survey</h2>

Expect hybrid events in the future: survey

Aug 30, 2021

Amid the Delta variant-fueled outbreaks going around the world, event organizers, exhibitors, and marketers hoping for the return of in-person events in the fourth quarter should be According to a SearchEngineLand article, their survey of marketing professionals this summer indicated a 50% chance on average that they would attend an in-person event through the end of 2021. Their latest Eve...


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July exports mark 13th consecutive month of growth: Finance Ministry

Aug 10, 2021

The Ministry of Finance announced well-performing figures regarding Taiwan's export numbers for July on Monday, reaching US$37.95 billion, setting a new monthly high in the past year as an annual increase of 34.7%, and marked a positive growth for 13 consecutive months. The export value of the four major categories of goods, including electronic components, information communication and audio...


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Gov't business climate monitor signals fifth booming month

Jul 28, 2021

The National Development Council's business climate monitor signaled a fifth consecutive red light in June, with its index just one point less than in May, an optimistic outlook of Taiwan's economic situation. Council director Wu Ming-hui said the current domestic economy is continuing to warm up. Despite the localized COVID-19 outbreak throughout May and June, the manufacturing industry was n...


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E-commerce giants turn to chartering shipping containers ahead of peak Q4

Jul 26, 2021

The U.S. consumer market is preparing for peak season in Q4, and this has led to a situation where global entities are charting shipping containers to ensure delivery. International e-commerce giant Alibaba recently announced that it would begin operating a chartered shipping route initiative between East Asia and the U.S. western coast. Each week would see around 3,000 TEU and a monthly 12,00...


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ASEAN-bound exports hit all-time high

Jul 21, 2021

The Economic Ministry Department of Statistics' latest statistics showed a booming performance for export orders in June, specifically from the ASEAN region, amounting to a record-breaking USD$5.45 billion and an over 40% annual increase. The government report also highlighted that major export destinations in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, and Europe saw new highs in terms of comparing same-mon...