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Taiwan Government Agencies

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
    The MOEA is responsible for issuing business laws and regulations. Three of its most important agencies for investors are the Department of Commerce, the Investment Commission, and the Industrial Development Bureau.
  • Department of Commerce, MOEA
    Reviews applications for company registration, including the establishment of branch offices and subsidiaries of foreign-owned entities.
  • Department of Investment Services, MOEA
    Promotes and facilitates foreign investment in Taiwan, and also acts as a coordinator between investors and all agencies involved in the investment process.
  • Investment Commission, MOEA
    Responsible for matters relating to the screening and approval of inward investment and technical cooperation by foreigners and overseas Chinese, as well as outward investment from Taiwan.
  • Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA
    Responsible for promoting industry upgrading and providing comprehensive assistance to investors to overcome investment obstacles.
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, MOEA
    The SMEA helps formulate plans for the development of SMEs, providing guidance, surveys, and related research. SMEA is divided into 5 divisions (Policy Planning Division, Business Start-up and Incubation Division, Information Technology Division, Management Consulting Division, Financing Division) and 4 offices (Personnel Office, Secretariat, Accounting Office, Civil Service Ethics Office.)
  • Financial Supervisory Commission, Executive Yuan
    The FSC is an independent, cabinet-level authority charged with the supervision and examination of the banking, securities and insurance industries, as well as financial holding companies. The FSC comprises of four bureaus: Monetary Affairs, Securities and Futures, Insurance and Examination.
  • Ministry of Finance (MOF)
    The MOF is responsible for the administration of taxation, customs and the national treasury, as well as the management of state property. The Taxation Agency is an administrative authority directly subordinate to the MOF and is in charge of taxation matters, including tax auditing.
  • Institute For Information Industry (III)
    III was incorporated in 1979 as a Non-Government Organization (NGO) through the joint efforts of public and private sectors to support the development of the Taiwanese information industry.
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
    ITRI is a national research organization that serves to strengthen the technological competitiveness of Taiwan.
  • Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRi)
    CDRi focuses on employing information for long-term publicly beneficial research, emphasizing an application towards commercial and technological business flow, trademarks, and operations. CDRi strives to establish databases and research in regards to new business models, commerce methods, human resources, and consumer habits in order to service the Taiwanese industry and spur economic growth.
  • Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)
    The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research is an international policy think-tank for economic and industry-related research.

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