Hangzhou, 4th November: The Alibaba Group has announced that Taobao.com’s mall service and its B2B e-commerce site, Alibaba.com’s TrustPass and Gold Supplier Starter Pack will be available in Taiwan next year. If the company can reach a goal of 10,000 users in Taiwan, then it plans to launch other Alibaba Group services in that market.  Currently, Alibaba has 2,500 corporate members in Taiwan and the company reportedly employs a staff of almost 60 after opening an office in July 2008. An article on Pacific Epoch states that Taobao in Taiwan will focus on the B2B e-commerce, while TrustPass will help members enter the China wholesale market and the Gold Supplier Starter Pack will target export-oriented Taiwanese companies are looking to expand overseas orders.  Source: Pacific Epoch article

BIIA Newsletter November – December 2009 Issue