With the forthcoming participation of regional economic integration, SMEs face many opportunities, challenges and development issues. Competitive large enterprises are expected to benefit from trade liberalization agreements, but the bourgeoning SMEs are not capable of grasping bilateral investment, market access, national treatment and domestic regulations , and face much more challenges than opportunity. Therefore, the main goal of this project is to analyze the dynamics of SMEs ensuing trade liberalization, to track and assess the impacts, to facilitate the authorities making effective and sound supporting measures, and to assist SMEs breaking through the existing business model, mitigating the impact that may arise, enhancing their competitiveness. Moreover, through the cross-strait and domestic SMEs cooperation networking platform, to improve sectors of industry, government and academic communication and exchange the information for the policy issues. On the other hand, for signed Economic Partnership Agreement with New Zealand as well as with Singapore, to measure the possible benefits and impacts and to better understand the derivative business opportunities and relative issues. The study also conducted a meta-analysis of China’s recently major policies, to investigate the influence of our small and medium enterprises are caused by the changes of the target market's industry and regulations. In addition, we also provide immediately studies of the important issue for SMEs, so that government agencies can be well-prepared to face the possible challenges, and be a bridge between governments and researchers.
The main achievements of this project include:(1) Networking the SMEs and related agencies between Taiwan and China: To contact the counseling and supporting units for SMEs in China, collect information and establish the connection and exchange platforms. In addition, to bridge the information and viewpoints with the main Taiwan Business Associations. (2) Networking the domestic SMEs: To visit the associations of SMEs and the prize-winning companies of SMEs award, to understand the operating situations they faced and the supporting measures they needed, and to discuss the issues of economic and trade liberalization (3) Policy researches：Complete the assessment of the influence on SMEs caused by the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and Taiwan, as well as Singapore and Taiwan. We suggest that government departments should be clear and specify the qualifications for the product origins and service providers, and assist SMEs to apply for the relevant certification process. In addition, On current major policies of China, including promote industrial mergers and restructuring, the industrial location transfer, innovation, as well as other measures of overall economic and technological policies, this report makes assessments and recommendations on the investment, trade, human resources, business opportunities issues (4) Quarterly SME Dynamic Report: On a quarterly basis in accordance with the economic development situation in major economies, changing in supply and demand in the international raw materials and exchange rates, SMEs passing in and out , SMEs operating conditions, and key start up entrepreneurial situation. This reports make relevant statistical data integration, presenting and commenting key issues (5) Instant issues consulting and supporting services : For the subjects of trade liberalization, business transfer , the logistics gap of two sides across the Taiwan Strait, knowledge-intensive and high growth SMEs in the early incubation, this reports make the real-time analysis and recommendations, and provide immediate advices and aides for the information required by SMEA. In addition, this project also exchanges the studying subjects and conducts seminars with experts of industry, government and academia, sophisticating the strategies and supporting measures for SMEs on the trade liberalization issues.[轉錄自台經院出版品]