Regional Visit: Derbyshire

A Taiwanese business delegation led by Ambassador Liu visited Derbyshire in late January to build on economic links between the UK and Taiwan.

The trip, organised by Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire, forms part of a series of visits at sites across the UK, which aim to provide small and medium sized enterprises access to the Taiwanese market.

The delegation spent time in both Derby and Uttoxeter, where they visited a number of firms interested in exporting or winning business contracts in Taiwan.

Ambassador Liu stated that a strong economy and a growing consumer market, mean Taiwan is well-placed to serve as a gateway to other East Asian markets, including mainland China.

The trip comes amid increasing development in the UK-Taiwan bilateral relationship, which now amounts to over £5 billion. Overall, Taiwan’s direct business collaboration with local regions within the UK, looks set to further enhance the relations of both countries.