World Trade and Development Group Inc
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Dr. Jia-Dong Shea
WTC Taipei

Economic Base
The WTC Taipei serves a constituency of 22.3 million people. Taiwan’s GDP for 2002 totaled US$289.5 billion. Its trade-driven economy boasts 197,740 exporters and importers, accounting for US$130.5 billion in exports, and US$112.5 billion in imports, for 2002. One million metric tons of air freight and 529 kilo tons of waterborne freight move through the island’s ports annually.
Ownership & Operations
WTC Taipei is owned and operated by the government of Taiwan through the CETRA organization and is certified by the WTCA in trade services. WTC Taipei features more than 1,000 showrooms and 1,000 showcases in its facility.
Outstanding Service: Trade Missions
WTC Taipei/CETRA is very active in the organization of trade missions to assist its companies in penetrating new markets and hosting delegations looking for suppliers and customers.

Since its inception, WTC Taipei has organized 33 outbound missions with 841 companies participating, and 275 inbound missions with 437 foreign companies and 1,740 Taiwanese companies participating.

WTC Taipei’s contribution to the Taiwanese economy is staggering. Although no hard cumulative numbers have been compiled, recent available figures are quite compelling. The outbound and inbound trade missions in 2002 alone generated US$1.69 billion in sales, a remarkable showing of strong added value.

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Since its inception, WTC Taipei has organized 33 outbound missions and 275 inbound missions. Outbound trade missions alone generated US$1.69 billion in 2002 sales.
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