German Business Confidence 2012 - Taiwan


Taiwan – Business offers further potential

German companies continue to see good business opportunities in Taiwan. Despite the challenges posed by international economic development, the majority of the surveyed companies remain optimistic about the local market. According to the results of a survey conducted by the German Trade Office Taipei (GTO), among 208 German companies in Taiwan from May 14 to June 8, 2012, over one fourth of the respondents plan to increase both investments as well as the number of employees in 2012. The results also show that Taiwan continues to be an attractive market primarily for sales/marketing and services. The biggest challenge is recruiting and retaining qualified staff. According to a special survey simultaneously conducted by the GTO and Germany Trade & Invest, the majority of German companies in Taiwan already benefit from the improved cross-strait economic relations and expect further business potential in Taiwan and the region.

The results of the Business Confidence Survey were presented by Dr. Roland Wein, Executive Director of the German Trade Office Taipei, at a press conference held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Representatives of German companies like Mr. Bernd Barkey, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Taiwan Co., Ltd., Mr. Helmut Felix Bolt, Chief Representative, ThyssenKrupp AG, Representative Office Taiwan and Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, General Manager, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan, Ltd. made themselves available for the following Q&A session. In all, 15 media representatives attended the press conference.

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