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International Distribution between Mainland China and Taiwan(2021_2_40_010)


The globalization of corporate activities (i.e., the international division of labor) in Asia has progressed since the 1990s. As a result, a cross-border supply chain was built, international trade expanded, and a global logistics network supporting the transportation of goods also developed. A similar story played out in Taiwan, which officially approved investment in mainland China in 1991. The restriction on mutual exchange between China and Taiwan was lifted by the Taiwanese government on December 15, 2008when it lifted the ban on direct trade, direct movement of people, and direct communication with China. This study examines trade between China and Taiwan, focusing on the indirect movement of goods before 2008 but also the direct movement of goods after the ban was lifted. International physical distribution is also affected by foreign trade and foreign investment by manufacturing companies. Therefore, this study also examines foreign investment between China and Taiwan, and the physical distribution policies implemented by the Chinese and Taiwanese governments.


April 2021 - March 2023

Leader of the Research Project

Ikegami, Hiroshi


Published by External Publisher (Japanese)