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Canada-Taiwan relations

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Bilateral relations

Canada is represented in Taiwan by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei. This is a locally-incorporated entity staffed by Canadian and local Taiwanese personnel. Consistent with its One China policy, Canada maintains unofficial but valuable economic, cultural and people-to-people ties with Taiwan.

Trade relations

Taiwan is Canada's 13th largest trading partner and 5th largest in Asia. Total merchandise trade with Taiwan in 2018 was $7.87 billion, with Canadian merchandise exports of almost $2 billion, and imports from Taiwan at $5.9 billion. Canada's priority sectors in Taiwan are aerospace, information and communications technology, agri-food and seafood products, biotechnology, clean technologies, and energy.

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Partnerships and organizations

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Taiwan work closely in multilateral fora, such as:

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