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Doing business in Taiwan (China)

Explore the key issues for doing business abroad, from setting up a business in Taiwan to understanding the local business environment. Find guides and other resources to support your organisation's global growth.

Key data

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

Taiwan company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Taiwan
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this territory. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

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 Taiwan. This publication is current at November 2017.

Doing Business in Asia Pacific
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Taiwan. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Taiwan either temporarily or permanently. Published in May 2018.

APAC Country Report Taiwan 2018
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated in March 2018.

Doing Business in Taiwan
Guide from PwC including information on business environment, labour and employment, accounting and reporting in Taiwan, Published in September 2015.

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

Exporting

On our Exporting to Taiwan page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

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 region. 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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