The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America (TCCNA) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization. Its membership is composed of Taiwanese chambers of commerce located in major metropolitan areas in North America.
Presently, TCCNA embodies thirty-two local chambers that are comprised of more than 3,500 Taiwanese business members in North America. These businesses have provided more than 50,000 jobs in their local communities, which constitutes a significant work force in the North American region.
Many Taiwanese people residing outside of Taiwan are business owners. As there was limited assistance provided by existing Chambers of Commerce, a majority of Taiwanese businesses outside of Taiwan still operated in isolation. It is difficult for these businesses to expand without collaboration with others. In order to help these businesses, the Taiwanese government took steps to establish the Intercontinental Alliance of Chambers of Commerce. This process involved setting up individual chamber of commerce in each major city on the six global continents, forming the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce.