GTO Business Confidence Survey 2017 Press Conference


The German Trade Office Taipei held a Press conference today on the results of its recently conducted GTO Business Confidence Survey. The Business Confidence Survey is conducted every year to analyze and evaluate how German companies in Taiwan perceive the business environment of Taiwan and how it will develop in the near future. Executive Director of the German Trade Office, Mr. Axel Limberg, presented the results in detail, showing that Taiwan’s outlook is positive, but that a few challenges remain. Amongst the participants at the press conference were Mr. David Wang, General Director of the Department of Investment Services of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Mr. Eberts, General Director of the German Institute Taipei, as well as Mr. Lu Wen-Tsan, Deputy Director Metals and Industry Division of the Industrial Development Bureau (MOEA). Joining Mr. Limberg in his presentation to provide insights into the experience and perception of German companies in Taiwan were three distinguished representatives: Mr. Dick Hsieh, Managing Director of Merck Performance Materials Ltd., Mr. Terence Bryce Johnsson, Managing Director of Audi Volkswagen Taiwan Co. Ltd., and Mr. Jim Tai, Managing Director of EMONDIS TAIWAN Co. Ltd. 

For the official press release, click here (English) (Chinese)

For today’s presentation of the results, click here.

For the Business Confidence Survey 2017 full report, click here.