Some super-useful organisations for foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan are:


“The French Taiwan Chamber of Commerce (CCIFT) has become the new base of my efforts to make life easier for foreign entrepreneurs. Wait a minute, you might say, aren’t you Swedish? Yes, indeed I am Swedish, but the CCIFT has for several years now been catering more and more to foreign entrepreneurs from all countries. Meetings and protocols are kept in English so everyone can join and understand. In CCIFT I have found a new group of dedicated, friendly and successful entrepreneurs who want to “give back” to the community and gain something for themselves at the same time. The board of directors are made up of both SMEs and representatives from large French companies; a good mix. At the time of this writing CCIFT has 120 members and are growing fast because of a very strong set of services offered. CCIFT is even opening its own business center where entrepreneurs will be able to rent a desk or a small office. These days there are a lot of groups that to some or other extent cater to foreign entrepreneurs.”

– Elias

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

TAITRA is a not-for-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. It is sponsored by government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations. Besides its Taipei headquarters, it also has four other local branch offices, located in Hsin-Chu 新竹, Taichung 臺中, Tainan 台南and Kaohsiung 高雄, and over 48 overseas branch offices worldwide. Its services including overseas market development , service trade promotion, international trade exhibitions, international trade information services, trade education, and so on.

Community Services Center

Whilst not strictly for foreign entrepreneurs, the foreigner community center is nonetheless still extremely valuable. On top of its many social activities, the center offers English-speaking counselors, who can help people through tough times. If your company is doing badly and life feels more shitty than usual, if your wife or husband left you or your dog died, seek some professional help!
Address: No. 25, Lane 290 Zhong Shan North Rd., Sec. 6 Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. (台北市中山北路6段290巷25號)

{mosmap width=’500’|height=’400’|lat=’25.10999’|lon=’121.52660’| zoom=’14’|mapType=’Map’|text=’Community Services Center’|tooltip=’Community Services Center’| marker=’1’|align=’center’ }