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  >>About Us

 Mr. Chang Jong-Wei

The Taiwan Chamber of Commerce, also known as TCOC, is a independent, non-profit organization of leading commercial firms, business associations, and businessmen in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

It was founded on Sept.16, 1946 mainly to represent the interests of Chinese business community, promote commercial development in line with government policies, and establish international economic cooperation with other countries.

The former body of TCOC was “Taiwan Commerce & Industry Economic Association” in the Japanese occupation period.  After the restoration of Taiwan in 1945, the "Taiwan Commerce & Industry Economic Association" was immediately disbanded and the association was reorganized as the “Taiwan Federation of Chamber of Commerce”.  On Sept.16,1946, the first provincial member representatives’ convention was convened in the Sun Yat-Sen Community Center, Taipei, and Mr. Lin Hsiung-Cheng was the first chairman.  At that time, the “Taiwan Chamber of Commerce” established.

Under the excellent leadership and joint hard work of the chairmen, and directors and supervisors of previous terms, the chamber always maintain the objective of promoting domestic and foreign trade, stimulating economic development, coordinating relationship between peer companies and increasing mutual benefits. Therefore the chamber has become an important force in the society that cannot be ignored.

>>Organization Structure 

Based on the commercial organization law, the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce is composed of 113 members including 19 counties and cities chamber of commerce and 94 provincial trade associations. Under these two categories, there are 1,351 trade associations of which 420,181 companies are members.


Express the voice of members in order to safeguard the rights and interests of members.

Assist Government to publicize the official announcements and organize the commerce and industry forums.

Develop export and issue the Certificate of Origin.

Set up the websites of the chamber of commerce to provide the commercial information.

To fit the economic policy and to channel an outlet for business laws.

To strive for managing various business activities that government authorized and give an impetus 
     to modernizes the  commerce.

To help  businessmen to express their opinions and to protect the rights of enterprise.

To issue Certificates of Origin and other commercial documents.

To offer all kinds of commercial consultants, mediate conflicting affairs.

To offer & study domestic & foreign trade information.

To unify all business circle to support the government's economic policy.

To sponsor the government's advertising of laws, for example: good store practice &  bar code  
      application consulting.

To manage overseas visiting; receive foreign business, overseas Chinese  business  people and 
      sisterhood chamber, etc..

To select model labors; mediate the relationship between labor & management.

To sponsor members' merchandise advertising & exhibitions.

To hold members' in-job training.

To build up the website of the www.abacus.org.tw and develop the unique Chinese  Culture

To publish the TCOC journal.

To build up the website of the  www.taiwanchambers.net and www.chamber.org.tw and  periodically publish the electronic newspaper.

TCOC, founded in 1946, is the sole official organization representing the Taiwan provincial business circle.

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