Taiwan is bang in the middle of the Asia Pacific region and its economy is the 26th largest in the world and its GDP has grown at an average of 6% since the 1990s.
And the Economist Intelligence Unit also has Taiwan down as the 13th best place in the world to do business in and the World Trade Organisation has it down as the 19th largest trading power in the world.
So if your business isn’t trading in Taiwan, maybe it’s time it considered doing so.
And if you want to do business out there, you’ll need an easy-to-use and cost-effective conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a teleconference with Taiwan in just a few simple steps.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Taiwan
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call, choose UK and Taiwan dial-in codes, then click ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email and to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline) 83000 (mobile) +44 843 373 0999 (UK mobile abroad)
– Taiwan participants dial 0277-414292
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Taiwan?
Taiwan is an island that lies 110 miles from the southeastern coast of mainland China across the Taiwan Strait.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Taiwan?
Thousands of UK nationals travel to and from Taiwan without problems each year, but it’s worth noting that the UK has no diplomatic relations with the Taiwan as it doesn’t recognise it as a state. This means there are limited consular services are available to British nationals, and so things could get tricky if you do run into problems over there.
Crime levels are low, but small-scale petty crime does exist, so you need to maintain at least the same level of vigilance as you would at home, and take sensible precautions.
It’s best to not drink any alcohol at all if you’re going to be driving, as the alcohol limit in Taiwan is 0.15 micrograms of alcohol per 1000 millilitres of breath or 0.03% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), which is lower than in the UK. Driving while over the limit can result in heavy fines and imprisonment, and passengers may also be fined.
If you do get into trouble, the emergency service numbers in Taiwan are 110 for the police and 119 for ambulance and fire.
What’s the best time to call Taiwan from the UK?
Sitting just over 6,000 miles and over 12 hours away from the UK, commuting between London and Taipei is out.
And if you’re looking to set up a conference call you should bear in mind the the time difference is eight hours ahead of the UK – that’s a whole working day – meaning they’ll be most likely be finishing for the day just as you’re starting!
So it’s probably best to make an early morning – say, 8am or 9pm – conference call at your end to catch them at 4pm or 5pm.