Taiwan remains an important hub for businesses all over the world, facilitating the free flow of trade in and out of Asia. In recognition of the island’s global economic significance, we signed an agreement with the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT).
The partnership will boost collaboration between SMEs based across Europe and Taiwan. In utilising the collective leverage of our over 8,000 members, we are helping to create crucial ties between buyers and producers, opening access to markets and increasing the impact of sustainable trade.
This partnership was announced on 14 June 2017 at the FTA Conference, Unleash Opportunity. The event marked the 40-year anniversary of FTA and also allowed us to pay homage to own IEAT’s 70-year anniversary.
‘’As we celebrate historical milestones for both of our associations, I wish for our agreement to work together to stand out as a defining moment of the years to come in shaping our common objectives of supporting trade and economic cooperation in our relations,’’ said FTA Director General, Christian Ewert.
The Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) was established in 1947, and has been acting as a bridge of understanding between the government and the trade sector. Over the past 70 years, it has grown to have 5,700 members enterprises and become the largest traders association in Taiwan. It helps build industry consensus on policy issues, safeguard members’ interests, and facilitate local businesses in tapping global trade opportunities.