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|British Office Taipei|
President Enterprise Corporation Tower where the British Office Taipei is located
|Location||Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan|
|High Commissioner||Catherine Nettleton|
|Website||British Office Taipei|
British Office Taipei (Chinese: 英國在台辦事處; pinyin: Yīngguó Zài Tái Bànshì Chù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Eng-kok chāi Tâi Pān-sū-chhù), formerly British Trade and Cultural Office, is the representative office of the United Kingdom in Taiwan with a principal role to promote the British trade and investment interests. It functions as a de facto embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations between London and Taipei.
Its Taiwanese counterpart is the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.
The office, then known as the British Trade and Cultural Office, was opened in October 1993. It succeeded the Anglo-Taiwan Trade Committee, a privately financed entity established in 1976. Unlike its predecessor, it could issue visas directly to people in Taiwan.
On 26 May 2015, its name was changed to British Office Taipei to reflect the full scope of the office work, and the title of its head was changed from "Director" to "Representative".
|Philip Morrice||1993 – 1995|
|Alan S. Collins||1995 – 1998|
|David Coates||1999 – 2002|
|Derek R. Marsh||2002 – 2005|
|Michael D. Reilly||2006 – 2009|
|David Campbell||2009 – 2013|||
|Chris Wood||2013 –2016|
|Damion Potter||2016||Acting Representative|
|Catherine Nettleton||2016 –|||
The office has been located in President International Tower (統一國際大樓) in Xinyi District on January 22, 2008. It is accessible within walking distance south of Taipei City Hall Station of the Taipei Metro.