Taiwan - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2021-09-13


The United States-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) is the key mechanism for trade dialogue between the United States and Taiwan authorities and covers a broad range of trade and investment issues important to U.S. and Taiwan stakeholders. The TIFA Council on Trade and Investment is chaired by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA), with senior advisors from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs serving as chief negotiators. Many of the issues discussed below were raised at the most recent TIFA Council meeting in 2021 and in follow-up meetings.

Technical Barriers to Trade

A full report on the technical barriers to trade imposed by Taiwan is included within the https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2021/2021NTE.pdf