The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei is the commercial affairs section of the Manila Economic and cultural office and represents the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry for trade and investment promotion and representation in Taiwan.

MECO represents economic and cultural interests of the Philippines in Taiwan and has been authorized and conferred with authority to perform functions usually carried out by Philippine foreign missions but of a non-political, non-security nature. It performs consular functions and is tasked with the duty of protecting and promoting the well being of Philippine nationals in Taiwan.