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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.


ITRI's New Sustainable Technology Set to Bolster Industry</h2>

ITRI's New Sustainable Technology Set to Bolster Industry

Oct 05, 2020

With global temperatures hitting record-highs in 2020, designing energy-efficient green technology, and implementing sustainable methods in the initial stages of product designs has become more vital than ever with the pandemic and global warming challenges. Together with a dozen enterprises, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratory desi...


Functionality and PPE in Spotlight at Upcoming TITAS Expo on 10/13</h2>

Functionality and PPE in Spotlight at Upcoming TITAS Expo on 10/13

Sep 30, 2020

The upcoming Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS) is entering its 24th edition, with 803 booths, 356 exhibitors from 11 countries, including Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, the U.S., Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. Innovation, environmental-awareness, and products gearing towards the post-pandemic market are the focal points at TITAS. The five ...


Strong Global Trade Rebound for Two-Consecutive Months: CPB</h2>

Strong Global Trade Rebound for Two-Consecutive Months: CPB

Sep 28, 2020

Since July, global trade volume continues to rebound, signaling economies' restarting in a bid to make up the worldwide lockdown this spring due to the pandemic. In a report released by the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the CPB World Trade Monitor in July grew 4.8% compared to June, the largest increase since the bureau began compiling statistics in 2000. This is slightl...


Digitalization Essential for Business Survival: APEC Finance Ministers</h2>

Digitalization Essential for Business Survival: APEC Finance Ministers

Sep 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of membership economies, which has become an essential factor in a company's survival, reported in a unified statement released by finance ministers of representing APEC member countries. Convened under the chairmanship of Malaysian Minister of Finance Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, APEC finance ministers assembled over a virtual confe...


CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic</h2>

CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic

Sep 24, 2020

The "Taiwan & EU Business Networking Reception," hosted by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), focused on strengthening industry relations amid a global pandemic, with industries and countries wrangling with the impacts of a post-COVID-19 era. Among the reception attendees, the European Economic and Trade Office...


6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman</h2>

6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman

Sep 22, 2020

AI will transform from a "centralized cloud computing" to a "decentralized edge cloud computing" model, Quanta Chairman Barry Lam said on Sept. 21 at the AI on Chip Taiwan Alliance (AITA) members summit. Lam laid out expectations that a smart, connected society built on 6G will appear in five years, making technology development in the next decade "incredibly exciting." The Quanta chairman spo...


ICCM Taiwan-France Remote Online Talks Touch on 5G, ICT, Smart Sectors Amid Pandemic</h2>

ICCM Taiwan-France Remote Online Talks Touch on 5G, ICT, Smart Sectors Amid Pandemic

Sep 18, 2020

The 27th Taiwan-France of the Industrial Cooperation Consultation Meeting (ICCM) convened over an online conference on Sept. 16, revolving around industry talks on collaborating over aerospace, green energy, and smart transportation, ICT, IoT, and smart machinery. Between the Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Development Bureau Director-General Leu Jang-Hwa and General Director Thomas Co...


Rising Manufacturing Returns to Center Stage / Industry Summit Seminar</h2>

Rising Manufacturing Returns to Center Stage / Industry Summit Seminar

Sep 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic impact on the world's supply chain has renewed putting more value into the manufacturing industry in Taiwan, industry experts said at the Industry Summit Seminar hosted by the Economic Daily News on Wednesday. The collective agreement among industry experts sitting on the "Key Strategies in Intelligizing Production Chains" panel was that Taiwan's manufacturing sector shou...


4 Taiwanese Firms Gets Gov't OK to Expand Total Approx NTD$7 billion-Investments</h2>

4 Taiwanese Firms Gets Gov't OK to Expand Total Approx NTD$7 billion-Investments

Sep 11, 2020

Another four Taiwanese firms were green-lighted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs to expand investment to move overseas back to the island on Thursday. Two firms slated to move factories back to Taiwan are Chenbro Micom and Sander Electronic; the other two are set to keep operations on the island, including China Petrochemical Dev and golf-ball maker Launch Technology. Together, the firms ar...


Hota Chairman Suggests Favorable Change in the Machine Tool Industry</h2>

Hota Chairman Suggests Favorable Change in the Machine Tool Industry

Sep 07, 2020

Hota Industrial Chairman Shen Kuo-jung predicted a dire outcome for Taiwan's smaller machine tool firms should the global pandemic, and U.S.-China trade tensions fail to settle down by summer next year. For Taiwan's machine tool industry, Shen said, "there would be a reshuffling and elimination of smaller industry players." However, he also believed those circumstances were favorable for the l...