Protesters and civic groups have stormed into the Taiwanese Parliament after hearing the ruling KMT ram through the agreement on free trade in services with China.
The United States would welcome Taiwan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership as long as it meets the high standards set by TPP members, Taipei’s diplomat to Washington was cited as saying yesterday.
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, has recently turned aggressive in seeking to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and could learn from Korea’s strategy.
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei urged Taiwan Thursday to speed up its efforts to liberalize its business environment to help its bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Republic of China representative to Malaysia called on the Malaysian government to consider signing an economic cooperation agreement with Taiwan.
Taiwan is building up a free trade zone to counter the threat of being marginalised in the wake of trade deals being negotiated by major economies and regional Asian neighbours (TPP and RCEP).
A feasibility study on signing an Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between Taiwan and the Philippines is nearing completion, the Philippines’ top envoy to Taiwan said recently.
Former Vice President Vincent Siew will lead a business delegation on a visit to the United States later this month to drum up support for Taiwan’s efforts to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to Taipei’s representative office in the U.S Wednesday.
The economic partnership agreement between Taiwan and Singapore inked yesterday is likely to benefit manufacturing as well as to promote bilateral investment and trade, Economic Affairs Minister Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) said yesterday.
Taiwan yesterday signed a far-reaching free-trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore — the first of its kind with a Southeast Asian country — in a move the government said would boost the nation’s efforts to pursue further economic engagement with trading partners bilaterally and multilaterally.
In recent weeks, opposition against the agreement has been getting stronger and louder in Taiwan.
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), signed between Taiwan and China on June 29, 2010, helps Taiwan participate in regional economic integration, according to a book published by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in June of this year.
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said July 16 that the recently concluded Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) will further boost bilateral trade and strengthen the nation’s regional economic integration prospects.
Vice Economic Affairs Minister Cho Shih-chao agreed Monday with suggestions that a set of standard operating procedures be established in negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) to strike a balance between confidentiality and open information.
The Rudd government is likely to face new pressure from rural exporters to push ahead with a free trade agreement with China after New Zealand signed a breakthrough deal with Taiwan on Wednesday.
New Zealand will today become the first OECD nation to strike a free trade deal with Taiwan, promising to remove tens of millions of dollars in annual trade tariffs faced by exporters.
Tens of millions of dollars of duties on New Zealand’s exports to Taiwan will be eliminated over the next four years, after the island nation signed its first trade deal with an OECD nation.
New Zealand on Wednesday signed a free trade agreement with Taiwan in a deliberately low-key ceremony designed to demonstrate the South Pacific nation’s fealty to its formal relations with mainland China.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday reiterated the administration’s hope to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in order to allow Taiwan to effectively take part in regional economic integration.
Taiwan and mainland China concluded the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement June 21 in Shanghai, ushering in a new era of bilateral business ties and strengthening the island’s bid for greater regional economic integration.