About the US-Taiwan Business Council
Fostering business relations between the United States and Taiwan since 1976.
USTBC is a membership-based, non-profit trade association founded in 1976 to support investment, trade, and commerce between the United States and Taiwan.
Members receive tactical & strategic advice on succeeding in Taiwan, along with support for efforts to secure new business opportunities or resolve problems.
Reports, publications, editorials, and newsletters provide comprehensive coverage of political, business, trade, and investment news, highlighting business opportunities in Taiwan.
Networking & Relationships
USTBC offers our members access to an extensive network of relationships within the Taiwan government and business community, as well as with senior levels in the U.S. government.
The US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) is dedicated to developing the trade and business relationship between the United States and Taiwan.
The organization serves its members as a portal to Taiwan, and aspires to be an effective representative for those members in dealing with business, trade, and investment matters.
Members consist of public and private companies with business interests in Taiwan, and range in size from one-person consulting firms to large multinational corporations. Our work is dedicated to giving our members access to the people and the information that they need to succeed in Taiwan.
USTBC was established in 1976, and rapidly took on an important role in the trade and business relationship between the United States and Taiwan. The Council was involved in all aspects of the drafting and passing of the Taiwan Relations Act (of April 1979), and worked extensively in support of Taiwan joining the World Trade Organization in 2002. The U.S. and Taiwan governments recognize USTBC as one of the most important private organizations in the entire range of unofficial bilateral relations.
Serving our members as a portal to Taiwan.
The organization serves as a portal to Taiwan, and acts as an effective representative for our members. Because the organization reflects the views and concerns of an extensive group of important U.S. businesses, the Council is generally considered to be one of the most influential private organizations in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.
We offer our members a bundle of services that includes up-to-date news and information through our e-bulletins and analysis reports. These products provide comprehensive coverage of political, business, trade, and investment trends that influence the business environment in Taiwan.
Members also receive invitations to a variety of events. Our seminars, luncheons, dinners, and delegations provide a forum for trade and industry specific discussions, and offer access to corporate leaders and government officials. Sector-specific events and conferences bring together participants from both the private sector and the U.S. and Taiwan governments. Some events are co-sponsored with other organizations, and our gatherings of business leaders bring together hundreds of U.S. and Taiwan participants each year.
USTBC serves as a portal to Taiwan, as our network of relationships gives all our members access to the people and the information that help them succeed in their Taiwan endeavors.
Chairman’s Circle Membership
Chairman’s Circle members receive personal attention towards accomplishing their goals in the Taiwan market, and USTBC acts as a tactical and strategic consultant to each Chairman’s Circle company.
One of USTBC’s greatest strengths lies in having direct access to the highest levels of Taiwan’s government and business community, as well as to senior levels of the U.S. government both in the Executive Branch and in Congress. We do advocacy work on projects for our Chairman’s Circle members. We assist with introductions to top officials in Taiwan and in the U.S., help with letters recommending appropriate courses of action in dealing with problems, and arrange key meetings on major business issues. USTBC has been effective in dealing with many matters, including multi-billion dollar equipment sales, market access issues, contractual disputes, profit repatriation issues, etc.
Senior executives of Chairman’s Circle companies also have additional opportunities to meet and discuss business issues with the Taiwan President, the Premier, Cabinet officers, and leading Taiwan CEOs. Our Chairman’s Circle members find that the personal relationships they establish at these meetings are invaluable in advancing their business objectives in Taiwan.