Regional Markets – Focus on North Pacific Rim


It’s an increasingly busy and dynamic time for business in the North Pacific Rim, with the region’s landscape seemingly changing from month to month. As we traverse the slow and gradual path out of recession, this landscape evolves even further.

At the close of June 2010 for example, China and Taiwan were reported to have signed a historic trade pact which could stimulate bilateral trade, regarded as one of the more significant agreements since civil unrest split the two countries 60 years ago.

It’s a move that could prove an important boost to the export dependent economy of Taiwan and is also seen as epitomising the reduced tension between the two countries.

In a further shot in the arm for the Taiwan market, Air Liquide has recently reaffirmed its belief in this electronics hub and the wider North Pacific region with the signing of over 10 new long-term contracts with photovoltaic (PV) leaders in the area. Deals have been struck with industry leaders in China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan, as Air Liquide continues to reinforce its position in the PV field.

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