Swimwear supplier to use Taiwan as regional base


NEW YORK–Swimwear Anywhere Inc., the second-largest swimwear supplier in North America, has decided to set up a greater China area operating hub in Taiwan, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.

The representative office said Friday that the company plans to use Taiwan as a base to develop its product lines for the market in the greater China area, while the Taiwan hub will be responsible for procurement.

According to the office, the decision was prompted by the signing of the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) signed between Taiwan and China last year that gives more than 500 items of goods and services from Taiwan preferential tariff status or easy market access to China.