A trade office, sometimes known as a trade representation, commercial office, or trade mission, is an official establishment that promotes the commercial interests of a government (such as a city, state, or country) in a foreign capital. The head of such an establishment is typically called a trade representative or commercial representative.
Due to the limited recognition of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a result of the People’s Republic of China’s One-China policy, many countries do not have formal diplomatic relations with the Taiwanese government. Taiwan’s interests in these countries and these countries’ interests in Taiwan are usually represented by one or more trade missions which function as de facto embassies or consulates.
Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.