Taiwan seeks green energy opportunities in Mexico


TAIPEI — A Taiwanese green energy delegation held a trade and investment promotion conference Thursday in Mexico, seeking business opportunities in the Latin American country.

According to the Taiwan Trade Center in Mexico, about 250 people from the Mexican energy sector and related enterprises attended the conference and showed high interest in business exchanges with Taiwan.

Jaime Chen, Taiwan’s representative to Mexico, said that with the Mexican government’s aggressive efforts to develop the country’s green energy businesses, such as solar energy, wind energy and geothermal heat, the Mexican market is expanding very fast and showing high potential for growth.

Chen said that as Taiwan ranks as the sixth-most-competitive country in the global green energy business, he has faith that the country can win orders from Mexico.

Mario Tsai, director of the Taiwan Trade Center in Mexico, said that with the implementation of the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) Taiwan signed with China in late June, the island’s green energy business is expected to prosper on increasing cross-Taiwan Strait economic exchanges.

Riding the wave of growth in the green energy industry, Taiwan and Mexico can work together in the future development, Tsai said, adding that bilateral business ties in trade and investment will become even closer.

Meanwhile at the conference, Jose Celis, president of the Mexican national solar energy association and Jorge Landa, director of the Mexican Association of Wind Energy, introduced the country’s green energy market.

The Taiwan Trade Center said the Mexican attendees exchanged views on green energy development with the Taiwanese delegates, interactions that are expected to boost the chances for future business cooperation.

Prior to its arrival in Mexico, the delegation, which includes representatives from 11 energy companies, visited Chile and Brazil for similar trade and investment promotions.