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Taiwan envoy to ask Japan to back island’s bid for TPP membership
Taiwan plans to officially ask Japan to endorse its membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Taiwan still pushing for EU investment deal: MOFA
The foreign ministry said that most EU countries are supportive of an agreement with Taiwan.
Taiwan, India working to renew investment pact
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 abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China
Australia walked away from plans for a free trade agreement with Taiwan after China warned any deal would hurt relations between Beijing and Canberra.
Taiwan wants to sign free trade deal with US: foreign minister
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu made a recorded video for a conference organized by a Washington-based research institute on Sept. 12.
TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
Taiwan hopes to join CPTPP as soon as possible: top negotiator
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.
Vice premier pushes for start to talks on investment agreement with EU
Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji urged the European Union (EU) to start negotiations with Taiwan on a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) as soon as possible.
European Parliament passes resolution on Taiwan-EU investment talks
The European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Commission to start negotiations with Taiwan on a bilateral investment agreement.
Taiwan pushing for foreign investment agreement with Canada: minister
Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin has been pressing his Canadian counterpart on the issue of a bilateral foreign investment agreement.
India, Taiwan may soon resume discussions on a free trade agreement
The two countries have cultural and economic centres in each other’s territory but no diplomatic relations
Taiwan hopes talks under TIFA will resume this year
A Taiwanese senior trade negotiator said Thursday that Taiwan hopes that talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the United States will resume this year.
Taipei mulls renewing Jakarta deal
The agreement was designed to protect investment in each other’s territory. Taiwanese firms last year invested US$397 million in Indonesia, up 166% from 2016
US concerned over Taiwan’s meat import ban, wants its removal
This refers to Taiwan’s "zero tolerance" policy on US pork imports that contain a leanness-enhancing drug known as ractopamine
Canadian parliamentary delegation concludes successful mission to Taiwan
Taiwanese President is asking that Canada advocates for Taiwan’s inclusion in the second round of the TPP meetings and to begin negotiations on a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement deal with Canada.
Taiwan eyes ’important role’ in alternative Asian sphere of influence
Mainland affairs minister intrigued by Trump references to ’Indo-Pacific’.
Taiwan asks Japan for support in seeking membership of CPTPP
Taiwan asked Japan for support in its efforts to join a new regional trade arrangement called the "Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership" (CPTPP) to contribute to regional prosperity.
China, Panama to begin talks on free-trade deal in June 2018
Panama and China will begin negotiations in June 2018 to sign a free-trade deal, consolidating a relationship that has strengthened after the Central American nation ditched ties with Taiwan.
Taiwan and Philippines ink bilateral investment agreement, despite protests from China
Taiwan and the Philippines sign a new bilateral investment agreement in Makati.
TIFA talks unlikely this year: minister
Even if vacant posts in Washington are filled and quickly approved, it would take time to process the appointments, Minister Without Portfolio John Deng said.