Investment Incentives in Taiwan

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
"Industrial Technology Development Program"
Privileged Domains
Manufacturing, IT, electronics.
Privileged geographical sectors
The first free trade/free port zone began operation at Keelung, Taiwan's northern port, in November 2004. Another four have been
established in 2005. These four are located at Taoyuan International Airport and the international harbors in Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Taipei. Taiwan authorities have relaxed restrictions on movement of merchandise, capital and personnel into and out of such zones.
Taiwan has also over 70 industry clusters devoted to manufacturing products like Hsin Chu, Tainam.
Privileged Geographical Zones
Kaohsiung Harbor, Taichung Harbor, Taipei Harbor, Keelung Harbor, and Taoyuan International Airport.
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
Under the Statute for Upgrading Industry (SUI), which has been revised and extended to the end of 2009, various tax incentives are available including accelerated depreciation of capital equipment, investment tax credits of 5–20% of the cost of qualifying investments (35% of the cost of qualified R&D and training) and tax holidays for up to five years for the newly emerging, important and strategic industries qualifying for a shareholders’ investment tax credit. For more information, consult the Taiwan Investment Guide.
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