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Old 02-14-2020, 10:30 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any idea how Taiwan's exports have been affected from the Coronavirus COVID-19? Are the factories all up and running normally or are there a lot of people there out of work? Are the ports still exporting products at this time? Thank you for anyone who has any info!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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All good. The public considers coronavirus to be under control in Taiwan. Business is up because many Chinese suppliers have gone dark and U.S. and European customers are turning to former/secondary suppliers in Taiwan as a result.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I was wondering if anyone had any idea how Taiwan's exports have been affected from the Coronavirus COVID-19? Are the factories all up and running normally or are there a lot of people there out of work? Are the ports still exporting products at this time? Thank you for anyone who has any info!
It’s mostly business as usual but evidently there’s been some negative impact. Tourism is down by a lot and many businesses that have ties in China are not doing well. A few thousands ppl are on unpaid leaves at the moment.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:11 PM
 
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why not move everything that is outsourced to china to mexico instead?


Its right across the border and will create jobs instead of drug cartels
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:24 AM
 
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Thanks for the info @mathlete and @Greysholic. Glad it doesn't seem to be affected the way China's is currently. Hoping it stays that way! I buy a diabetes product that's made in Taiwan that I'm really hoping wont be hard to get in the coming months.
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:40 AM
 
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The only potential issue currently is Tomb Sweeping festival in early April. Loads of Taiwanese living and working in China will be returning to honor their ancestors and the government won't be able to enforce quarantines or stem the flood. That's the wild card now.
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:45 PM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...manufacturing/
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:19 AM
 
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No new case in the past 14 days is commonly accepted to be equal to under control.

Macao and The Phillippines are under control because of the above definition.
Taiwan is not right now. Japan and South Korea also.
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All good. The public considers coronavirus to be under control in Taiwan. Business is up because many Chinese suppliers have gone dark and U.S. and European customers are turning to former/secondary suppliers in Taiwan as a result.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:53 AM
 
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All good. The public considers coronavirus to be under control in Taiwan. Business is up because many Chinese suppliers have gone dark and U.S. and European customers are turning to former/secondary suppliers in Taiwan as a result.
This would be the logical assumption, iMO. Taiwan seems to have it under control.

OP, you do realize that Taiwan *cough cough* isn't part of China? (....yet. *cough* *wheeze* ). Japan's still up and running, isn't it? Though they're taking steps to avoid the spread of it. What a nightmare.

People, you realize something like that could happen in the US, especially with huge homeless populations in some cities that are outside the control of public health service, basic sanitation service, etc.? It's an epidemic waiting to happen.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:54 AM
 
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No new case in the past 14 days is commonly accepted to be equal to under control.

Macao and The Phillippines are under control because of the above definition.
Taiwan is not right now. Japan and South Korea also.
Thank you. This is helpful info.
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