SURREY INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEWS: Surrey Board of Trade Signs MOU with Influential Taiwan Trade Organization


The Surrey Board of Trade, with its Surrey International Trade Centre, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Importers & Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT), which is the largest and most influential trade organization in Taiwan.

“The objectives of the MOU are to enhance import and export connections for investment, information sharing and other commercially oriented activities,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Investing in international trade connections brings economic development opportunities for both Surrey and Taiwan.”

“Going into the years ahead, there are many areas for Taiwanese and Canadian entrepreneurs to work on together,” said Peter W.J. Huang, Secretary General, IEAT. “This includes the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure, the establishment of clean energy networks, and the entrenchment of sustainable net-zero programs.

Founded in 1947, IEAT’s current membership exceeds 6,200 companies, of which 1,300 are engaged in manufacturing and 3,500 in importing. These companies account for 40% of Taiwan’s total trade value and 600,000 jobs. IEAT serves as a bridge between the government and industry. They set up the consensus of the industry, make policy recommendations, promote members’ interests, and help businesses tap into the global market.

The Surrey Board of Trade is Surrey’s city-building business organization where they support business and attract business through a diversified service portfolio. Representing 6,000 member contacts, the Surrey Board of Trade is one of the top 10 largest chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada (there are over 430 in Canada).

In attendance at the signing ceremony:

Mr. Peter Huang, Secretary General, IEAT

Angel Liu, Director General, TECO

Mr. Ed Jager, Acting Executive Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Mr. Jason Ma, Counselor on Home Assignment, Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

William Hoyle, Executive Director, International Trade and Investment, Operation, BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery & Innovation

Mrs. Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade

Ms. Helena Glackin, International & Workforce Coordinator, Surrey Board of Trade


For more information, contact

Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade


Peter W.J. Huang

Secretary General

Cell: 886-2-25813521#705