A decade on from the signing of what amounts to a free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, the economic integration it was meant to accelerate remains a long way off.
One hundred and sixty-one members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to US Trade Representative, urging him to open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan.
Taiwan is expected to sign a new bilateral investment agreement with Vietnam in Taipei to reinforce protection for Taiwanese enterprises operating in the Southeast Asian country by establishing an intergovernmental mechanism to provide assistance and support.
Taiwanese President received a Dutch parliamentary and think-tank delegation, expressing the hope that it would help push for the signing of a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the EU.
At the center of the intensifying rivalry are the Philippines and Taiwan, and the rest of other states in Southeast Asia, that will eventually face the tough choice between the US and China.
12 amendments to harmonise Taiwanese regulations with the CPTPP’s requirements have already been submitted to its local legislature to lay the groundwork for formally applying to join the trade bloc.
In August 2018, El Salvador followed the Dominican Republic and Panama in switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China. But in March 2019, president-elect, cast doubt over whether his government would maintain that status.
Given the difficult situation between Canada and China, commentators have suggested ways Canada could push back. Among them is a reassessment of our relations with Taiwan.
Taiwan government missed an opportunity to sign a FTA with Japan because failed to resolve the issue of the ban on food imports from Japanese regions hit by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
With an eye on carving out a larger share of the Indian tech products and precision tools market, Taiwan is looking to fast-track discussions on a trade deal with India.
El Salvador’s highest court temporarily suspended the cancellation of a free trade pact with Taiwan.
The US has long criticized Taiwan’s zero-tolerance policy regarding meat product imports and views Taiwan’s ractopamine ban as a trade barrier.
Taiwan and India signed a revised bilateral investment agreement
Taiwan plans to officially ask Japan to endorse its membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The foreign ministry said that most EU countries are supportive of an agreement with Taiwan.
The Indian Union Cabinet has approved the draft of an updated bilateral investment protection agreement with Taiwan that is expected to be signed by the end of the year.
Australia walked away from plans for a free trade agreement with Taiwan after China warned any deal would hurt relations between Beijing and Canberra.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu made a recorded video for a conference organized by a Washington-based research institute on Sept. 12.
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
Taiwan is hoping to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as soon as possible, Taiwan’s top negotiator said in a recent interview.