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Doing business in Taiwan

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Taiwan.

eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers.

Passport Taiwan: Your Pocket Guide to Taiwanese Business, Customs & Etiquette
Curry, Jeffrey Edmund (World Trade Press, 2008)

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Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Taiwan (China)
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Taiwan
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Country guide: Taiwan
Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with PwC in 2012. Sections cover:

  • conducting business
  • taxation
  • audit and accountancy
  • employment law
  • trade
  • banking.

Doing Business in Taiwan
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in 2013.

Doing Business in Taiwan
A guide from PKF International which provides an overview of the country, types of business entities, accounting, taxation and other useful information.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Taiwan, China
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Taiwan Chamber of Commerce
Independent organisation supporting the Chinese business community and promoting international cooperation.

British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Taiwan.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Taiwan

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Taiwan
Analysis of the business environment in Taiwan, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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