Welcome to Taiwan. One of the ‘Four Asian Tigers’, Taiwan is a highly industrialised market that’s keen to try new things. It’s home to a supportive and encouraging business environment with a strong focus on international trade. While there can be regulatory challenges, Taiwan is packed with opportunities for New Zealand businesses.
If you’d like to find out more about this fascinating market, download our Taiwan market guide on this page.
Here's a snapshot - you can find more detailed data in our guide.
|Export market ranking||NZ's 8th largest export market (20161)|
|Free trade agreements||
Agreement between NZ and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation
|Ease of Doing Business ranking2||11 of 190|
|Corruption Perceptions Index ranking3||31 of 176|
Getting to TaiwanYou can fly to Taiwan from New Zealand, but not directly – you’ll need to stop at least once. Airlines that can take you there include Air New Zealand and China Airlines and it will take you at least 14 hours.
When to visit
The monsoons in Taiwan can make travel around the country challenging from July to September. Also, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with Taiwan’s national holidays as some businesses may close during these times.
Before you go, check Safe Travel for travel advisories on Taiwan.
Taiwanese people are generally friendly, but it’s a good idea to be prepared for differences in cultural expectations if you want to make the right impression. For example, when receiving or giving gifts, business cards or other items, Taiwanese tend to use both hands as a sign of politeness.
Download our guide on this page for more cultural tips.