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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


CENS and EDN held a joint booth at the fair to promote Taiwan-made auto parts.

Automechanika Shanghai 2019 Consolidates Status as Asia's Top Exhibition for Automotive OE and Aftermarket

Dec 10, 2019

Automechanika Shanghai 2019 is well on its way to continue its succession of record-breaking shows. Boasting even more industry participation than ever before, the fair sees 6,590 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions around the world, a five percent increase from the previous edition. The show introduces a host of new themed zones and areas in keeping with industry trends, as well as expands ...


The US president Donald Trump
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S. Korea most affected by U.S.-China trade spat: report

Dec 10, 2019

South Korea may have been hit the hardest among major economies by the protracted trade dispute between the United States and China due to its high dependence on exports to the countries, a report said Tuesday.The U.S. and China are the world's largest importers of South Korean products with shipments to China accounting for more than one-quarter of South Korea's overall exports last year, accord...


Trump reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina </h2>

Trump reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina

Dec 05, 2019

Donald Trump will reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina after accusing the countries of a “massive devaluation” of their currencies that hurt US farmers. The move — which was announced by Mr Trump on Twitter on Monday — sharply escalates trade tensions with the two struggling Latin American economies as they build closer ties with China.The announcement ...


CSC will apply lower nominal prices of its steels sold at home in September than those between July and August (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

China Steel Corporation Gives Taiwanese Firms Leg-Up

Dec 03, 2019

The Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the island’s largest steelmaker by size, has decided to cut nominal prices of domestically sold steels for next year, perhaps to cater to local downstream manufacturers who have called for price drops of such materials to remain competitive. Despite CSC’s price cut for next year, institutional investors point out that overall steel prices still remain ...


Taiwan Lighting Brands Shine On at 2019 HK Int'l Lighting Fair</h2>

Taiwan Lighting Brands Shine On at 2019 HK Int'l Lighting Fair

Nov 26, 2019

14 November 2019 – As the autumn trade fair season draws to a close, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has revealed that more than 9,600 exhibitors and nearly 156,000 buyers from 165 countries and regions attended the seven fairs it organised in October and November. Among specific markets, there was an increase in the number of buyers coming from Turkey, Brazil, Iran, Vietnam and M...


EDN (CENS.com) will be distributing TTG and a special report newsletter comprised of comprehensive Taiwanese supplier data, giving the edge to local Taiwanese companies on the global stage.

Taiwanese Auto Parts Suppliers Gear up at Automechanika Shanghai

Nov 18, 2019

As the world’s second-largest auto parts exhibition after Automechanika Germany and Asia’s largest trade fair in the auto parts industry, Automechanika Shanghai 2019 is slated to kick off at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from December 3rd to 6th. China’s role as a vital destination for Taiwan’s exports in the automotive parts industry has prompted Taiwanese companies to...


Taiwan Hardware Show unveils on oct 17. under Huang Hsin-te, chairman of Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers' Association (photo provided by Wu-Chin-chang)

Taiwan Hardware Show finishes on a positive note on 10/19

Nov 12, 2019

Taiwan Hardware Show 2019 (THS)served as the best business platform for the hardware industry in Taiwan, netting tremendous business opportunities for participants during its three-day run from October 17 to 19 in Taichung.With over 430 exhibitors using over 1000 booths, it created a record high this year. Huang Hsin-te, chairman of Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association said Taiwan is a...


MULTI LAYER CO-EXTRUSION HIGH SPEED BLOWN FILM LINE (photo courtesy of Kung Hsing)

K,Strong Impetus for the plastics and rubber industry

Nov 05, 2019

K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday (23 October 2019). The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material ch...

KUNG HSING PLASTIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.


Economic Daily News' (CENS.com) Taiwan Transportation Equipment Guide (TTG) is popular among buyers at many of the trade shows CENS.com has attended. (Photo courtesy of TTG)

Taiwanese Manufacturers to Impress Global Buyers at AAPEX 2019

Nov 01, 2019

The 2019 edition of Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is kicking off from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7 at Sands Expo Center, with the arrival of 2,511 exhibitors from 36 countries, using up over 5,000 booths. Organizers said the event drew 48,603 targeted AAPEX buyers among 161,938 automotive aftermarket professionals who were in town during the show from 126 countries last year. Manufacturers...


Taiwanese Government Is Going to Give Taiwan's Fastener Industry a Leg Up.</h2>

Taiwanese Government Is Going to Give Taiwan's Fastener Industry a Leg Up.

Oct 29, 2019

Affected by the U.S-China trade war, the Fastener industry in Taiwan has declined while the first three quarters has reached to over 1.19 megaton with a 5.25% decrease this year, equaling to 105.6 billion. It declines for the first time in three years. According to Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI)’s statistics, the volume of exporting fastener marked at twelve thousands of tons with...