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Canada–Taiwan relations


Canada–Taiwan relations

Taiwan-Canada relations
Map indicating locations of Taiwan and Canada


Canada agreed to the replacement in UN-2758
TaiwanFest in Vancouver
Train in Taipei Metro made by Bombardier Inc.
Kuomintang building in Vancouver.

Canada-Taiwan relations refers to the international relations between Canada and Taiwan. Canada and Taiwan have active bilateral relations with each other.


On 13 October 1970, Canada recognized the People's Republic of China and suspended diplomatic relations with Taiwan.[1] In the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 Canada supported the replacement of the ROC with the PRC. After diplomatic relations between Canada and Taiwan were suspended, both diplomatic missions were replaced by representative offices.

Presently, the Republic of China Government maintains the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (Chinese: 駐加拿大臺北經濟文化代表處) at Ottawa,[2] and two other offices in Vancouver[3] and Toronto.[4] Taiwan External Trade Development Council also has offices in Toronto and Vancouver.[5]

The Government of Canada has also established the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (French: Le Bureau commercial du Canada à Taipei, Chinese: 加拿大駐台北貿易辦事處) at the capital of Taiwan.[6]


Taiwan is one of Canada's most important trading partners in Asia. The main exports from Canada to Taiwan are metal ore, mineral oil, asphalt, wood, coal, nickel, meat and railway vehicles.[7]

Canada is the 24th largest trade partner of Taiwan. The main exports from Taiwan to Canada are mobile devices, recording equipment, boilers, steel products, and plastic products.


  1. ^ List of Timetable of PRC's Diplomatic Relations from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC
  2. ^ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada OFFICIAL WEBSITE
  3. ^ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver OFFICIAL WEBSITE
  4. ^ Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto OFFICIAL WEBSITE
  5. ^ TAITRA overseas offices
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Trade Profile of Taiwan and Canada by the Ministry of Economic, ROC
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