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Electronic Chemicals in Taiwan: A Strategic Reference, 2007 - Product Image

Electronic Chemicals in Taiwan: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • ID: 602351
  • July 2007
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 200 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Taiwan

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Taiwan is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to electronic chemicals are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Taiwan 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Taiwan 3
2 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS IN TAIWAN 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Latent Demand: Market Data 5
2.4 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 6
2.4.1 Chemicals for the Semiconductor Industry 6
2.4.2 Environmental-Friendly Chemical Products 7
2.5 Key Suppliers 7
2.5.1 Products 7
2.6 Prospective Buyers 10
2.7 Accessibility: Market Entry 10
2.7.1 Selling Factors and Techniques 11
2.7.2 Getting Paid 11
2.8 Market Issues and Obstacles 11
2.8.1 Trade Barriers 11
2.8.2 Import Regulations 11
2.9 Key Contacts 12
2.9.1 Non-Profit and Public Organizations 12
2.9.2 Local Trade Associations 12
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING 13
3.1 Overview 13
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Taiwan 14
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Taiwan 17
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 17
3.2 Financial Returns in Taiwan: Asset Structure Ratios 18
3.2.1 Overview 18
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 18
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 20
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 21
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 24
3.3 Financial Returns in Taiwan: Liability Structure Ratios 39
3.3.1 Overview 39
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 39
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 41
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 42
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 45
3.4 Financial Returns in Taiwan: Income Structure Ratios 58
3.4.1 Overview 58
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 58
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 60
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 61
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 64
3.5 Financial Returns in Taiwan: Profitability Ratios 77
3.5.1 Overview 77
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 77
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 79
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 80
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 83
3.6 Productivity in Taiwan: Asset-Labor Ratios 98
3.6.1 Overview 98
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 99
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 100
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 103
3.7 Productivity in Taiwan: Liability-Labor Ratios 118
3.7.1 Overview 118
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 119
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 120
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 123
3.8 Productivity in Taiwan: Income-Labor Ratios 136
3.8.1 Overview 136
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 137
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 138
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 141
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN TAIWAN 154
4.1 Executive Summary 154
4.1.1 Quality of Infrastructure 154
4.2 Political Risks 155
4.3 Marketing Strategies 155
4.3.1 Distribution Channel Options 156
4.3.2 Pricing Issues 157
4.3.3 Creating a Sales Office 157
4.3.4 Selling Strategies 157
4.3.5 Advertising and Trade Promotion 157
4.3.6 Entering the Consumer Goods Market 160
4.3.7 Major Types of Modern Retail Stores 161
4.3.8 Additional Sales Routes 162
4.3.9 Public Sector Marketing 162
4.3.10 Protecting Your Products from IPR Infringement 163
4.3.11 Local Attorneys, Accountants, and Insurance Companies 163
4.3.12 Checking Bona Fides 164
4.4 Import and Export Regulation Risks 164
4.4.1 Tariffs on Non-Agricultural Products 164
4.4.2 Tariffs on Agricultural Products 164
4.4.3 Special Safeguards 165
4.4.4 Valuations on Imports 165
4.4.5 Controls on Exports 165
4.4.6 Documentation Required for Trade 166
4.4.7 Entering Temporary Imports 166
4.4.8 Public Procurement 167
4.4.9 E-Commerce 167
4.4.10 Additional Trade Issues 167
4.4.11 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 168
4.4.12 Taiwan Customs Contact Information 168
4.5 Taiwan Standards Regime 168
4.5.1 National Standards 168
4.5.2 Technical Regulations 171
4.5.3 Labeling Issues 171
4.5.4 Key Contact Information 172
4.6 Investment Climate 173
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 173
4.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 174
4.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 175
4.6.4 Dispute Settlement 175
4.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 175
4.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 176
4.6.7 Intellectual Property Risks 176
4.7 Transparency of the Regulatory System 176
4.7.1 Capital Market Risks 176
4.7.2 Political Violence 177
4.7.3 Corruption 177
4.7.4 Bilateral Investment Agreements 178
4.7.5 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 178
4.7.6 Labor 178
4.7.7 Free Trade Zone Options 179
4.7.8 Foreign Direct Investment 179
4.8 Trade and Project Financing 179
4.8.1 The Banking System 179
4.8.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 180
4.8.3 Financing Availability 180
4.8.4 Methods of Payment 180
4.8.5 Financing Projects 180
4.8.6 Supplier Credit Guarantee Program 181
4.8.7 Major Banks with Corresponding U.S. Banking Arrangements 181
4.8.8 U.S. Banks 181
4.9 Travel Issues 182
4.9.1 Local Business Practices 183
4.9.2 Local Holidays Observed 184
4.9.3 Business Infrastructure 184
4.9.4 Country Data 186
4.10 Key Contacts 186
4.10.1 U.S. Trade-Related Contacts 186
4.10.2 Washington, D.C.-Based Country Contacts 187
4.10.3 AmCham and Bilateral Business Councils 188
4.10.4 Trade and Industry Associations 188
4.10.5 Public Agencies 188
4.10.6 Other U.S. Government Contact Numbers 189
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 191
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 191
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 192

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