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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 12th largest trading partner and sixth largest in Asia. Total merchandise trade with Taiwan in 2022 was $12 billion, with Canadian merchandise exports of $2.6 billion, and imports from Taiwan at $9.5 billion. Canada's priority sectors in Taiwan are aerospace, information and communications technology, agri-food and seafood products, biotechnology, clean technologies, and energy.


In 2022, Canada’s two-way services trade with Taiwan was $1.9 billion. Services exports to Taiwan were $646 million and services imports from Taiwan were $1.3 billion. Top sectors for service exports include transport, travel, research and development services, financial services, and intellectual property.

The total stock of Canadian direct investment in Taiwan in 2022 stood at $127 million, and the total stock of Taiwan direct investment in Canada stood at $475 million over the same period.

Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Arrangement

On December 22, 2023, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ottawa signed a foreign investment promotion and protection arrangement. This Arrangement is designed to help protect and promote Canadian investments in Taiwan, and Taiwanese investments in Canada.

Canada and Taiwan endorse Collaborative Framework on Supply Chains Resilience

At the 2023 Canada-Taiwan Economic Consultations, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada endorsed the Collaborative Framework on Supply Chains Resilience.

Taiwan is an important regional partner in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. The framework aims to build sustainable and diverse trade among reliable partners to mitigate supply chain disruptions and increase resiliency.

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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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