N oticing a lack of formalized coordination and communication channels between industry players, in He Wei, the founding president of the Taiwan Spectacles Industry Association (TSIA), filed an application to the Ministry of Internal Affairs on 27 July 1973 to set up the TSIA. After several months of negotiations and preparations, the association was formed on 15 April 1974.
Since 1997, the TSIA has organized Taiwan manufacturers to join international optical events, such as MIDO International Optics, the Optometry and Ophthalmology Exhibition (Italy), the Silmo International Optics and Eyewear Exhibition (France), the International Optical Fair Tokyo (Japan), the International Vision Expo East and West (US), the China InternationalOptics Fairs, the HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair and the Imported Optical Fair Taiwan.
In 2003, the TSIA built the Taiwan Spectacles Industrial E-commerce Net. While helping Taiwan manufacturers to establish their own websites, the Net serves as a comprehensive optical-industry e-commerce site integrating all the TSIA members’ individual sites onto a single platform. It appears on major search engines and works with overseas optical associations and Taiwan’s foreign trade units.
TheTSIA will celebrate its 42 nd anniversary in 2015. Current president Kuo Chiu Huang thanks all of the past advisors, presidents, committee members,members and staff for their continued efforts and support in building a strong foundation for smooth and steady growth.
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