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Taiwan Britain Business Council to further expand collaboration between UK and Taiwan

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The Taiwan Britain Business Council’s Annual Conference will take place in Taipei from 3 to 4 June 2013.

The 15th Joint Meeting of the Taiwan Britain Business Council (TBBC) will take place on from 3-4 June 2013 in Taipei as an opportunity to meet potential business partners, and to promote and advance bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Taiwan.

The conference offers delegates from the UK and Taiwan briefings and meetings in the sectors of Financial and Professional Services, ICT, Rail & Infrastructure and Travel & Tourism.

The Taiwan British Business Council (TBBC) is a body of senior business representatives from the UK and Taiwan, tasked with developing trade and investment links. Each year the TBBC hold an annual conference which brings together company representatives, businesses and trade promotion organisations to discuss bi-lateral trade between the two markets. The Council focuses on the scope for increased business opportunities and supports proposals for the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers.

The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2013 ranks Taiwan as 16th in “Ease of Doing Business”, which is up nine positions from 2012.Taiwan is the second largest investor in China allowing excellent partnership opportunities for British companies. Bilateral trade (goods only) in 2012 was £5.1 billion with the UK being Taiwan’s third largest trading partner in Europe.

Further information

UK Trade & Investment will be arranging a rail mission, an ICT mission and looking to arrange a mission for SMEs to Taipei. UK companies that wish to take part in either mission and/or would like to attend the conference should contact the Taiwan Britain Business Council (TBBC) at tbbc2013.enquiries@ukti.gsi.gov.uk for further information.

For companies based in Taiwan or from the Asia Pacific Region, please contact Alan Bell, Senior Commercial Officer, British Trade & Cultural Office at alan.bell@fco.gov.uk