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EFI has an international office in Taipei that serves Taiwanese companies.
Taiwan and Florida trade has experienced significant growth over the past decade; bilateral trade between them has grown 42.2% over the past five years, and by 34.8% in the past 10 years. According to Dun & Bradstreet, there are 28 Taiwanese-owned companies with 37 branch locations in Florida, spanning industries including logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
In 2019, Taiwan was Florida’s 33rd largest bilateral merchandise trading partner, with total merchandise trade between them hitting $1.1 billion. Florida exports to Taiwan were $236.3 million in 2019, making it Florida’s 47th largest merchandise export market. Imports from Taiwan to Florida were $909.0 million in 2019, making it Florida’s 22nd largest source for merchandise imports. Leading commodities traded between Taiwan and Florida include aircraft, vaccines, copper waste and scrap, motor vehicles, yachts, medical and surgical instruments, screws and bolts.
Florida offers Taiwanese businesses a gateway into the Caribbean and Latin American regions, as well as in the United States, with hundreds of airports, 15 deepwater ports, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks and over 122,000 miles of highway to move products and services to market fast. Florida’s state-of-the-art connectivity is the world’s largest telecommunications gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles, 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings and 275 data center locations.
Florida has Sister-City agreements with Xizhi District of New Taipei, Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung Municipality, Ping Jenn, Tainan City, Hengchun and Xindian.