Joseph L.F. Sun, Director of the Economic Division of Taipei, Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago, met with officials from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce on November 1. Sun was in Sioux Falls as the result of an invitation issued by Rock Nelson, Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center’s International Trade Center.
Sun is Taipei’s representative for the Midwest, working with communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. His duties include connecting Taiwanese companies to US enterprises and promoting trade and investment. Sun works with national and state government agencies and business establishments for closer international ties. He also assists businesses owned by expatriates of Taiwan located in the Midwest.
“Taiwan is now America's 9th largest trading partner, with over $66.67 billion in goods traded last year,” Sun said. “Taiwanese products excel especially in the field of high-tech, where we are a critically important partner of the US tech industry. We have a proven ability to transform creative thinking and ideas into unique, quality products."
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