Made in Taiwan

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Made in Taiwan
Traditional Chinese臺灣製造
Simplified Chinese台湾制造

The Made in Taiwan (Chinese: 臺灣製造; pinyin: Táiwān zhìzào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-oân Chè-chō) (frequently depicted as "MIT") is the country of origin label affixed to products to indicate that the said product is made in Taiwan. As the economy of Taiwan increased production, the Made in Taiwan label was applied to products ranging from textiles, plastic toys, and bikes in the 1980s to laptops and computer chips in the 1990s; over 80% of the world's notebook computer design is made in Taiwan.[1] In the 1980s, "Made in Taiwan" became iconic earning Taiwan recognition around the world.[2]

In 1991, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) commissioned design firm Bright & Associates to improve the quality and image of the Made in Taiwan brand.[3]

In 2010, there was a push by the Ministry of Economic Affairs to promote certified made-in-Taiwan products in Taiwan, including stocking participating items at major chain stores.[4]

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  1. ^ Lee, Sheena (20 January 2007). "Innovation, design freshen "Made in Taiwan" tech label". Reuters. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ Frazier, David. "Book review: The rise of the 'taishang'". Taipei Times. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  3. ^ Horovitz, Bruce (17 September 1991). "Shoring Up Made-in-Taiwan Image". LA Times. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Major chain stores to stock certified made-in-Taiwan products". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-24.