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APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Analysis of Taiwan's Current Status and Opportunity toward ASEAN Market from Global Industry Linkage Table

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


November 22, 2017. (Wednesday) 12:30-14:00


Analysis of Taiwan's Current Status and Opportunity toward ASEAN Market from Global Industry Linkage Table


In recent years, we have seen countries like Japan, Korea, China, the US and the EU all rushing into the ASEAN market. As Taiwan faces shifting geopolitical, economic and trade relations from China since the new government has arisen last year, the “New Southbound policy” aims to pursue bilateral partnerships with ASEAN countries. Taiwan highly depends on international trade and has participated extensively in the global value chain of popular technology products (e.g. semiconductors). The global industry linkage table (or world input-output table) which describes the interdependent relationship across different countries and sectors gives an analytical framework to figure out Taiwan’s current status and opportunity.

In this study, we utilize global industry linkage table to build up an evaluating system of different indicators via the potential demand of target market and substantial supply of Taiwan’s industries. Taking Indonesia as an example, the electrical component and communication equipment sector which has been chosen as the target industry shows strong backward linkage to foreign countries which in turn corresponds to strong forward linkage of Taiwan. Furthermore, we set several scenarios to evaluate the policy effects and shed some lights on the next appropriatetarget industries and countries in ASEAN.


Chun-Hao Yueh  (Senior Researcher, Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan)
                         (Visiting Researcher, IDE-JETRO)




Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail